Blanche Nevile School

Type Special School
Age Range 3-16
Religion Does not apply
Address Burlington Road
Muswell Hill
N10 1NJ
Phone 02084422750
Reference Number 102175



Blanche Nevile School is a specialized institution located at N10 1NJ in London, England. It is a non-maintained day and residential school catering to young people aged 11-19 with visual impairments, offering a unique educational experience for the blind and partially sighted.

The school is part of Vision Support Services (VSS), a nonprofit that supports visually impaired learners throughout London. Founded in 1921, Blanche Nevile School has a rich heritage and is known for its excellent academic achievements and preparation of students for further education or employment in a variety of fields.

The school follows the National Curriculum for England, adapted to suit the needs of students with visual impairments, and focuses on both academic and personal development. Blanche Nevile has been awarded the International School Award from the British Council, recognizing its commitment to introducing young people to other cultures, promoting citizenship, and fostering intercultural understanding.

Many students at Blanche Nevile stay overnight in residential blocks, providing the school with a friendly, supportive atmosphere and a sense of community. The school modernizes and adapts to offer a comprehensive education through cutting-edge technology, including assistive and access technologies for students with visual impairments.

Blanche Nevile was part of the inaugural London Borough of Culture initiative, led by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, which welcomed its students with a range of activities and events. The school has been cited for its high value added and was ranked among the top fifteen special schools providing education to pupils with sensory impairments.

In 2022, Blanche Nevile School and other Vision Support Services sites underwent a major facility upgrade, ensuring the continuation of excellent services for students. The school has a dedicated team with expert knowledge in all aspects of visual impairment and is recognized as a center of expertise.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 67
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 46.27%
Girls: 53.73%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 3
2 1
3 2
4 3
5 7
6 5
7 10
8 13
9 5
10 6
11 8

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-03-29
Date Description Report
2023-02-02 School inspection School inspection
2017-11-28 Short inspection Short inspection
2012-10-02 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-03-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2006-11-20 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-07-08 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)
6.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 13% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 13% 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



Age Range

Special Schools

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Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

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