Bishop Challoner Catholic School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address 352 Commercial Road
London
E1 0LB
Phone 02077919500
Reference Number 100978

Description

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Bishop Challoner Catholic School, located at 352 Commercial Road, London E1 0LB, is a voluntary-aided co-educational secondary school and sixth form that serves a diverse community in the Shadwell area of London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Established as a comprehensive institution, it welcomes students from 11 to 18 years old and prides itself on being a significant partner in the Catholic faith and education within Tower Hamlets.

The school is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster and Tower Hamlets London Bororough Council, and the headteacher is Mr JP Morrison. It holds strong ties with the local community, striving to be a recognized Catholic family, one that celebrates multiculturalism and embraces a diverse student body. In September 2023, Bishop Challoner Catholic School formally merged with the former Bishop Challoner Boys' School, making the institution co-educational.

Bishop Challoner Catholic School offers a broad curriculum, including GCSE, BTEC, A-Level, and further BTECs, providing pupils with a variety of options that align with their individual strengths and ambitions. The campus has undergone significant development with the Learning Village initiative, which is an extended campus integrating educational, cultural, and recreational resources for local community usage. The new building showcases modern architecture featuring zinc cladding and Dualframe 55 casement windows, which includes general teaching accommodation and shared specialist facilities. The school capacity is 1,650 pupils, with a current roll of 829 students, and over 39% of its students are eligible for free school meals.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 829
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 11.22%
Girls: 88.78%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 93
8 110
9 108
10 134
11 131
12 135
13 118

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-01-20
Date Description Report
2021-11-24 School inspection: School inspection:
2014-04-01 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-02-09 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2009-02-04 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-07-16 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-02-27 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-05-16 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2004-02-02 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)
50.8 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 50% 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)
0.01 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 66 27
Third Preference 46 8
From another Local Authority 60 28

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

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