Bensham Manor School

Type Special School
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Ecclesbourne Road
Thornton Heath
Surrey
CR7 7BN
Phone 02086840116
Reference Number 101851

Description

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Bensham Manor School is an educational establishment located in the Chaffinch Lane area of South Norwood, Croydon, London with the postcode CR7 7BN. Some key facts about the school are:

  1. Status: Designated as a secondary school, Bensham Manor caters to children between the ages of 11 and 18 years old.
  2. Group: Maintained by Lambeth County Council, it is part of the London Borough of Croydon.
  3. Perception: Known for its Academic and Specialist Schools Trust (ASSET) Leadership Team, demonstrating leadership in education across eleven London schools.
  4. Leadership: Headteacher Lee Fleetham, assisted by a knowledgeable and hardworking team.
  5. Achievements: Listed among the top 100 state comprehensives according to The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.
  6. Site: A modern, three-storey building that accommodates more than 1100 pupils on-site.
  7. Curriculum: Offers a broad and balanced approach, including traditional subjects and additional opportunities like the BBC's UK Producer Ambition Programme.
  8. Values: Promotes healthy habits, personal growth, and academic excellence for all students.
  9. Ofsted Rating: As of the last inspection in October 2022, the school received a “Good” rating.

Bensham Manor School is committed to ensuring its students fulfill their potential in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Its involvement in activities and collaborations with other organizations such as Citi Community Development, the BBC, and the Prince's Trust showcase the school's dedication to expanding educational experiences and opportunities.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 244
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 69.67%
Girls: 30.33%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 45
8 43
9 43
10 45
11 55
12 8
13 5

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-05-18
Date Description Report
2023-03-22 School inspection School inspection
2018-01-17 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-03-19 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-05-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-01-12 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2010-01-14 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2006-10-09 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-06-26 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)
3.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 2% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 0% 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)
-1.37 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.

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