Swanlea School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address 31 Brady Street
Whitechapel
London
E1 5DJ
Phone 02073753267
Reference Number 100973

Description

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Swanlea School is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Whitechapel, London, located at 31 Brady Street, E1 5DJ. Established in 1993 with approximately 1200 students and 200 in its Sixth Form, the school serves the local community and is part of the Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority. Swanlea School received approval as a community school in 1993 and has since brought a high level of excellence, with OFSTED designating it as outstanding in all areas in 2013.

The school campus features bold, contemporary architecture, including a central enclosed “street” with a dramatic curved glass roof and passive heating and ventilation systems. Swanlea was among the first schools in the country to receive Business and Enterprise specialist status, and it continues to emphasize enterprise and business in its teaching.

Swanlea School has a strong academic record, with students achieving excellent progress scores and roughly 70% of them reaching the English Baccalaureate benchmark of grades 5 or above in English and maths, as well as grades C or above in science, a language, history, or geography. The school currently has over 60 permanent teaching staff and more than 100 support and administrative staff.

Swanlea's staff work alongside outstanding colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcomes in all key stages. In addition to academic success, the school's commitment to equality and diversity ensures a welcoming environment for students from all cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1291
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 64.29%
Girls: 35.71%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 209
8 208
9 211
10 210
11 208
12 130
13 115

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2013-09-03
Date Description Report
2013-07-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-06-14 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-03-03 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-11-18 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-02-02 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2005-04-18 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)
58.6 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 74% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 83% 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)
1.27 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 269 9
Third Preference 226 1
From another Local Authority 30 0

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