Morpeth School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Portman Place
Bethnal Green
London
E2 0PX
Phone 02089810921
Reference Number 100967

Description

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Morpeth School, located at Portman Place (E2 0PX), Bethnal Green, is a comprehensive secondary school and sixth form in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Established in 1910 by London County Council, Morpeth has a rich history stretching nearly a century. The school serves a diverse community, with pupils hailing from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, notably Bangladeshi and white British families. Morpeth School features a mixed educational environment for students aged 11 to 18, a teaching staff of approximately 100, and a support staff of 90, with an enrollment of approximately 1,166 students.

Under the strong leadership of Headteacher Jemima Reilly, the school has excelled in a number of areas, including the Arts and Music, and has built a reputation in junior table tennis. The school's commitment to its students' development is evident in its various extracurricular activities and a range of projects aimed at engaging pupils and broadening their horizons. Morpeth School is highlighted by Ofsted as one of twelve outstanding schools serving disadvantaged communities. Its new Performing Arts building opened in 2007, and the school has played host to various prestigious guests, including politicians, film directors, actors, and educators. Among its notable alumni and former faculty is baritone and opera singer Benjamin Luxon CBE, who taught PE and English prior to his successful singing career.

In addition to the main campus on Cambridge Heath Road, Morpeth School offers a satellite campus, the Wessex Centre, for specific projects and initiatives. The school's website provides further information and updates on its programs, events, and accomplishments.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1544
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 56.74%
Girls: 43.26%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 234
8 241
9 238
10 238
11 230
12 195
13 168

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-06-21
Date Description Report
2023-03-08 School inspection: School inspection:
2020-10-13 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2013-05-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-05-25 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2011-01-07 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-10-06 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2007-11-21 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-04-26 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 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 47% 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)
0.29 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 140 29
Third Preference 125 4
From another Local Authority 28 0

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