Highgate Wood Secondary School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Montenotte Road
London
N8 8RN
Phone 02083427970
Reference Number 102154

Description

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Highgate Wood Secondary School, located at Montenotte Road, N8 8RN in Haringey, London, is a co-educational institution offering secondary education to 1,500 students aged 11 to 18. The school also features a sixth form (ages 16 to 18) and is known for its strong academic achievement and community focus, emphasized in its motto, "Everyone Matters, Everyone Achieves." Originally founded in 1967 as a comprehensive school, it replaced Bishopswood and Priory Vale secondary modern schools. The school hosts three houses: Da Vinci, Seacole, and Edison.

The educational offerings include excellence in mathematics and science, as well as a robust program in the performing arts, with particular success in music. Notable alumni include English actress Anna Shaffer, journalist Robert Peston, musical artist Sonique, science fiction author Naomi Kritzer, electronic music producer Mat Zo, fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, and musician Ellie Rowsell (lead singer of British alternative rock band Wolf Alice).

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1578
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 53.68%
Girls: 46.32%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 242
8 262
9 263
10 262
11 265
12 144
13 140

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-01-17
Date Description Report
2021-11-17 School inspection School inspection
2016-11-16 Short inspection Short inspection
2011-11-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-09-28 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-02-25 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-11-16 Full inspection: Full inspection:
1999-10-11 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)
53.8 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 63% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 71% 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)
0.15 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 176 37
Third Preference 234 24
From another Local Authority 221 36

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

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