Drapers' Academy

Secondary Post 16
Settle Road
Harold Hill
Romford
Essex
RM3 9XR

Head:  Darren Luckhurst

Telephone: 01708371331


Pupils: 796

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 18

Type: Academy sponsor led

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
Drapers' Academy opened just over two years ago on the site of its predecessor school, King's Wood. It was monitored by Ofsted just over a year ago and judged to be making satisfactory progress. In September 2012, it moved into completely new buildings next to the old ones. At the same time it opened a sixth form for the first time, admitting students into Year 12 to study academic A- and AS-level subjects.

The academy sponsors are the Drapers' Company of the City of London and Queen Mary, University of London. The number of students on roll has increased very substantially, by almost a fifth over the last year. However, the academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The large majority of students are White British, although the proportions of students from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are above those found in most schools. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs is high. This is so for those supported at school action, and for those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.

A high proportion of students are known to be eligible for support from the pupil premium (additional resources provided by the government). The academy has specialisms in mathematics and science. A small number of students in Key Stage 4 spend one or two days a week following vocational courses with local work-based training providers. The academy meets current government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.

Progress 8 Score

-0.67
WELL BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.87 to -0.47

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

-0.3
BELOW NATIONAL
Confidence interval is -0.6 to -0.01

Progress 8 Score BOYS

-1
WELL BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -1.27 to -0.72

% Pupils first language not English

13%

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 with English as additional language (EAL)

% Pupils disadvantaged

51%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (13.46%)

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who are disadvantaged


Average Salary

£38,451

Pupil Teacher Ratio

12.9

Number of Teachers

69

Full-time Equiv Teachers

68.6

Teaching Assistants

20

Teaching Assistants Equiv

18.5

No Vacancies.

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