The Norwood School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Crown Dale
Lambeth
London
SE19 3NY
Phone 02086709382
Reference Number 100624

Description

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The Norwood School, located at Crown Dale, SE19 3NY, is a co-educational community comprehensive school within the London Borough of Lambeth. Established in 1958, it was originally a secondary school for girls aged 11-16, but has evolved into a community school with both male and female students between 11 and 18 years old. The school's ethos is centered around positive relationships, stimulating opportunities, and a personalized approach to learning, which fosters an engaging and diverse educational environment.

Now a specialist Performing and Visual Arts College, Norwood School has a heritage rich with the careers of notable alumni who have excelled in the arts, such as Claire Benedict, Toheeb Jimoh, Lisa Maffia, and Caron Wheeler. Pupils predominantly travel to the school from surrounding localities including Brixton, Streatham, and Vauxhall, with a small portion coming from adjacent boroughs.

The school maintains a curriculum that focuses on personal development and extracurricular activities, where students can explore and enhance their unique talents. Norwood School prides itself on an academically strong reputation, achieving excellent outcomes for students regardless of their starting points. The school has made significant progress since its recent journey of transformation, led by current co-headteachers Richard Cole and Niki Clemenger.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1065
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 48.92%
Girls: 51.08%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 180
8 176
9 176
10 178
11 188
12 80
13 87

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-04-28
Date Description Report
2023-02-22 School inspection: School inspection:
2017-12-12 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-09-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-11-02 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-03-17 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-06-13 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-12-02 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)
48.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 42% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 63% 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)
0.03 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.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 209 47
Third Preference 172 10
From another Local Authority 409 85

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