La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Atkins Road
London
SW12 0AB
Phone 02086735644
Reference Number 100637

Description

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La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School, located at Atkins Road, London SW12 0AB, is a Catholic secondary school and sixth form for girls that strongly emphasizes academic excellence within a nurturing and values-driven environment. The school was established in 1880 by the Dames de la Retraite order, with the intent of providing girls with a catholic education. La Retraite is designated as Outstanding by Ofsted and consistently achieves excellent results in GCSEs and other qualifications.

The school's mission is to inspire students to be aspirational, bold, courageous, and determined, instilling the traits of compassionate, creative, ambitious, and powerful young women. Formidable Talent, Determined Minds, and Courageous Spirit embody the qualities that help students to excel not only academically but also personally and in their community. La Retraite is a voluntary aided school under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Academies and is part of the Lambeth local authority.

With nearly 900 students enrolled from ages 11 to 19, the school offers a non-selective admissions policy across the secondary phase and continues through the sixth form when students have the option to take A Levels and further educational tracks. A significant portion of the student body benefits from free school meals, with approximately one-third being eligible for claimed benefits.

La Retraite's illustrious alumni include notable women who have gone on to success in diverse fields such as law, medicine, international relations, and journalism.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1122
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 4.72%
Girls: 95.28%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 138
8 172
9 160
10 163
11 170
12 171
13 148

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2013-05-14
Date Description Report
2013-04-25 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-06-28 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-06-30 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2007-06-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-11-19 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)
50.3 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 59% 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)
0.42 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 58 24
Third Preference 61 17
From another Local Authority 96 33

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

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