Winchmore School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Laburnum Grove
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 3HS
Phone 02083607773
Reference Number 102045

Description

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Winchmore School, situated at Laburnum Grove in N21 3HS, London, is a thriving mixed, community secondary school and sixth form that has been serving Winchmore Hill since its establishment in 1956. The school has evolved over the years, starting as a secondary modern and later converted into a comprehensive school. Since 2004, it has become an Arts specialist college, and it currently has three main buildings.

Winchmore School welcomes students between the ages of 11 and 18 and has a capacity of 1,433 pupils. The institution is part of the Enfield London Borough Council and employs over 1600 pupils, with approximately 241 of those eligible for free school meals. The school has a diverse student body, with a 20.3% eligible for free school meals. Winchmore School is celebrated for its arts curriculum, with its students achieving high standards in performance and showcasing to increasingly large audiences.

The school has enjoyed significant oversubscription in recent years, which coincides with the successes reported by Headteacher Jim Owen, who took leadership of Winchmore School in late 2018. The educational institution maintains a healthy relationship with its local community, which boasts a rich history that includes notable alumni like Brian Bennett and Skepta. Winchmore School is located in the historic conservation area of Winchmore Hill and coordinated at 51°37′48″N 0°05′29″W.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1677
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 49.67%
Girls: 50.33%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 239
8 237
9 241
10 238
11 238
12 252
13 232

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-09-21
Date Description Report
2022-06-28 School inspection School inspection
2016-11-22 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-10-02 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2011-10-12 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-02-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-03-05 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-09-10 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)
48.5 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 54% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 67% 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)
0.24 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 226 21
Third Preference 203 8
From another Local Authority 35 0

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