Finchley Catholic High School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Woodside Lane
Finchley
London
N12 8TA
Phone 02084450105
Reference Number 101362

Description

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Finchley Catholic High School, located at Woodside Lane, N12 8TA, is a selective boys' secondary school with a co-educational sixth form, serving students from ages 11 to 18. The school is established within the London Borough of Barnet in North Finchley and, as a voluntary aided school, maintains strong religious affiliations with the Roman Catholic Church. The motto of the school translates to "Grant that we may be truly wise" in Latin.

The school has been in operation since its establishment in 1926 by Canon C. H. Parsons and offers an enriching curriculum and extracurricular activities, such as educational trips to museums. Finchley Catholic High School is part of a local educational community, with neighboring schools and is known for destination statistics as well as progress made by its students according to quality measures.

Headmistress Niamh Arnull leads the school, which has a strong tradition that dates back nearly a century. The school's campus includes historic buildings such as Parsons Lodge and is regularly involved in charitable efforts. Admissions are based on faith, with the school being primarily for boys; however, Furthermore, the sixth form is co-educational, offering places to 25% of its intake.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1188
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 93.77%
Girls: 6.23%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 178
8 180
9 179
10 178
11 177
12 157
13 139

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-12-21
Date Description Report
2023-09-26 School inspection School inspection
2018-03-14 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-11-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-10-18 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-11-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-10-16 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2005-10-12 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-03-13 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)
62.1 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 76% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 84% 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)
1.17 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 83 21
Third Preference 55 10
From another Local Authority 144 62

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

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