Robert Clack School

Type Other schools
Age Range 3-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Gosfield Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM8 1JU
Phone 02082704200
Reference Number 101245

Description

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Robert Clack School, located at RM8 1JU, is a premier sixth form entry comprehensive school in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Established in 1955, it boasts strong community values, emphasizing academic excellence, vocational qualifications, and extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, music, and debate. The ethos at Robert Clack School cultivates mutual respect, compassion, discipline, high expectations, and aspirations, ensuring students develop the skills and mindset to achieve their ambitions.

The school currently hosts around 4,790 students, split between its two sites – the upper (formerly Robert Clack Technical School) and the lower (formerly Triptons Secondary Modern) – and oversees a student body that is heavily oversubscribed. The sizeable school population creates a welcoming atmosphere, and the school is home to one of the United Kingdom's largest school councils with over 120 members involved in policy making and community events.

Having experienced a period of expansion and growth, Robert Clack School has an extensive list of facilities. In August 2020, a new site at Lymington Fields opened, advancing the school towards becoming the largest secondary school in England, as previously considered. The school's significant historical milestones include hosting notable alumni like the members of the 80s pop group Five Star, boxing champion Nicky Cook, Bradford City striker Aaron McLean, West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice, and British Eurovision singer Sandie Shaw.

Russell Taylor, the school's dedicated Executive Headteacher, is a former student and leader who continues to inspire the school's vision of mutual respect and student excellence.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 2657
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.49%
Girls: 48.51%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 31
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 538
8 521
9 470
10 349
11 338
12 184
13 197

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2016-10-12
Date Description Report
2016-09-13 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-10-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-01-07 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2007-12-12 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2006-10-17 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2004-06-23 Inspection 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)
50.4 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 48% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 64% 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)
0.12 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 49 5
Third Preference 37 0
From another Local Authority 13 1

Previous Years

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 356 42
Third Preference 216 17
From another Local Authority 119 34

Previous Years

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