Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-16
Religion Does not apply
Address Donegal Street
Islington
London
N1 9QG
Phone 02078370739
Reference Number 100457

Description

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, located at Donegal Street, London N1 9QG, is a vibrant learning community known for exceptional outcomes in academic and extracurricular domains. Founded in 1925, this girls-only secondary school for students aged 11 to 16 boasts around 900 students from a diverse range of local primary schools and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The school community is lauded for its strong atmosphere, combining friendliness, welcome, and purposeful engagement. The curriculum includes a focus on the traditional academic subjects, while seeking to embrace new ideas and technological advancements.

Elizgar Anderson School's outcomes for students are noteworthy, with some girls consistently achieving the highest grades in every subject, highlighting the school's success in teaching and learning methods. This demonstrates a commitment to nurturing each girl's academic potential, while offering enrichment opportunities in the arts, sports, and other extracurricular programs.

Headteacher Sarah Beagley, who has played a key role in the school's journey since 1995, is dedicated to fostering a passion for girls' education and ensuring that all students encounter no limits in their pursuit of education.

The school has been noted for its high-quality education, with an 'Outstanding' OFSTED rating for its latest inspection report, and is also recognized for Michelle Obama's visits and remarks in 2009, 2011, and 2018, reinforcing the school's values and encouraging more students to challenge their boundaries and strive for success.

Notable former students include actress Zawe Ashton, singer Alexandra Burke, and journalist Billie JD Porter, demonstrating the school's ability to foster creative and remarkable individuals. The school's motto of "Learn Without Limits" is supported by its diverse array of enrichment activities, which encourage students' ambitions and aspirations.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 884

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 180
8 177
9 176
10 171
11 180

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2020-11-20
Date Description Report
2020-10-08 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2014-12-16 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2009-11-11 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-09-17 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-01-17 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
51.3 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 53% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 68% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
0.07 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 96 25
Third Preference 89 15
From another Local Authority 146 56

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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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