Kingsmead School

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Southbury Road
020 83515000
11 - 18
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is a larger than average secondary school, with a sixth form. The school became an academy in 2010. When its predecessor school, Kingsmead School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding overall. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is over three times the national average. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is almost five times the national average. The school population is drawn from a wide variety of ethnic heritages and nationalities. The percentage of students for whom the school receives additional funding (the pupil premium) is almost double the national average. This is funding provided for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils looked after by the local authority, and those with a parent or carer in the armed forces. The proportion of students supported by the school who are disabled or with special educational needs is above average, although the number with a statement of special educational needs or supported at school action plus is just below average. The academy enters some students early for mathematics GCSE. The school has specialist status in visual and performing arts. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Some students attend specialist courses at Additional Educational Solutions and Fresh Steps.

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Kingsmead School Reviews

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“A Really Great School”
"> This is the best school my child has attended. My son and his friend always argue about wether Kingsmead is better or Oasis Academy Enfield. In my opinion, I think that Oasis Academy Enfield is a really bad school and that Kingsmead is better. I'm really happy that I picked Kingsmead for my child's secondary school. Currently he's in year 9 and he tells me everyday about how happy he is to go to school. I think this is the perfect secondary school.
“Hopefully improvements can be made”
"> This was once one of the worst schools in north London until the previous headteacher, Mr Bird, took over and quite literally transformed the school into one of the top schools in London. Sadly he retired in 2007, and the school has gradually declined more and more each year, since the take over of current head. I've seen this school decline first hand having been a past student and sibling of current pupils. Something major needs to done to restore the education standards in this school.
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