Park High School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Thistlecroft Gardens
Stanmore
HA7 1PL
Phone 02089522803
Reference Number 137075

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Park High School, located at Thistlecroft Gardens, HA7 1PL, Harrow, is an esteemed co-educational secondary institution and a popular choice within the London area. With a national reputation for academic excellence, exceptional pastoral care, and a positive learning environment, the school was converted to an academy status in 2011. It offers a broadened curriculum for students aged 11-18, spreading across the core subjects and various extracurricular activities. At Park High School, there are currently 1543 students, with a student-teacher ratio of approximately 17:1. The school is noted for its impressive GCSE results, with 53% achieving a grade 5 or better, and for the average of 27.21 A-level points secured by its students. The school is part of the Harrow Sixth Form Collegiate, offering GCSEs, OCR Nationals, and A Levels as programs of study for pupils.

Headteacher Colette O'Dwyer guides the school, which operates in a student-centered atmosphere to prepare young people for higher education, rewarding careers, and successful citizenship. The school has received an Ofsted rating of Outstanding. The campus features facilities such as a one-way system for traffic, two nearby tube stations for commuting, and parking restrictions around the school to address safety and responsibility. Park High School remains closely aligned with Harrow London Borough Council for admissions. The nearest tube station is Canons Park on the Jubilee Line, with a 20-minute walk to the school or an option to use buses.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1543
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 58.22%
Girls: 41.78%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 263
8 259
9 264
10 263
11 268
12 103
13 107

Ofsted Rating Requires Improvement
Last Inspection Date 2022-10-04
Date Description Report
2022-06-15 School inspection: School inspection:
2013-05-14 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-02-14 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
2011-03-09 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-01-14 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-06-18 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-03-01 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-04-10 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)
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GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 51% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 62% Unlock Unlock

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)
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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:

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GCSE Results

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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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2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
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Second Preference 131 52
Third Preference 90 21
From another Local Authority 30 11

Previous Years

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Name Distance
Kenmore Park Junior School
Moorhouse Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9JA
0.44 miles
Kenmore Park Infant and Nursery School
Moorhouse Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9JA
0.44 miles
Glebe Primary School
Glebe Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9LF
0.55 miles
Priestmead Primary School and Nursery
Hartford Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 8SZ
0.56 miles
Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery
Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
0.57 miles
Stanburn Primary School
Abercorn Road, Stanmore, HA7 2PJ
0.57 miles
Camrose Primary With Nursery
St David's Drive, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 6JH
0.71 miles
Woodlands School
Bransgrove Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 6JP
0.74 miles
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
Clifton Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9NS
0.9 miles
Stag Lane Primary School
Collier Drive, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 5RU
0.97 miles
Krishna Avanti Primary School
Camrose Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 6ES
1 miles
Belmont School
Hibbert Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 7JT
1.04 miles
Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery
Kenmore Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 8LU
1.11 miles
Uxendon Manor Primary School
Vista Way, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 0UX
1.12 miles
Aylward Primary School
Pangbourne Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4RE
1.2 miles
Edgware Primary School
Heming Road, Edgware, HA8 9AB
1.35 miles
Weald Rise Primary School
Robin Hood Drive, Harrow Weald, Harrow, HA3 7DH
1.35 miles
Roe Green Junior School
Princes Avenue, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9JL
1.45 miles
Roe Green Infant School
Princes Avenue, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9JL
1.45 miles
Mount Stewart Infant School
Carlisle Gardens, Mount Stewart Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 0JX
1.45 miles
Name Distance
Avanti House School
Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
0.65 miles
Canons High School
Shaldon Road, Edgware, HA8 6AN
0.65 miles
St Gregory's Catholic Science College
Donnington Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 0NB
1.09 miles
Claremont High School
Claremont Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 0UH
1.16 miles
The Sacred Heart Language College
High Street, Wealdstone, Harrow, HA3 7AY
1.43 miles
JFS
Kenton, The Mall, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 9TE
1.53 miles
Southover Partnership School
288 Kingsbury Road, Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9HA
1.53 miles
Salvatorian Roman Catholic College
High Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, HA3 5DY
1.56 miles
Whitefriars School
Whitefriars Avenue, Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 5RQ
1.65 miles
London Academy
Spur Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8DE
1.68 miles
Kingsbury High School
Princes Avenue, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9JR
1.68 miles
Harrow High School
Gayton Road, Harrow, HA1 2JG
1.71 miles
The Village School
Grove Park, Kingsbury, London, NW9 0JY
1.76 miles
Bentley Wood High School
Clamp Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3JW
1.77 miles
Menorah Grammar School
Abbots Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 0QS
1.78 miles
Red Balloon Learner Centre - Northwest London
13 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2BW
1.92 miles
Kingsley High School
Whittlesea Road, Harrow, HA3 6ND
2.1 miles
Preston Manor School
Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA
2.29 miles
Shaftesbury High School
Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA3 6LE
2.3 miles
Hatch End High School
Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA3 6NR
2.34 miles
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