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How to make the right choice for your child Greg Hadfield @BrightonIndy

It may be the smile - or the indifference - that greets you; it may be the noise - or even the silence. It may, of course, be the behaviour of the children. Or the teachers. Within minutes of visiting a school, you get a sense of whether it is a good one or a bad one. Whether it feels right for your child. First impressions can be misleading, but nothing can replace dropping in at a school during a normal working day. Equally, even the “best” school however defined - might not be right for your child. As a parent or carer, you know your child’s needs better than anyone. Schools are important, but families matter even more; children spend

only about one-fifth of waking hours in school. Even the best schools cannot compensate for the social and economic inequalities of the world around them. Many schools in this guide - the second to be published by Brighton & Hove Independent - should be performing better, given the relative advantages enjoyed by their pupils; equally, many that appear to be doing less well academically are achieving remarkable results for the disadvantaged communities they serve.

Resources

The starting point is the Brighton and Hove City Council website: www. brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/ children-and-education/schools. For data about examinations, the Department of Education (DfE) performance tables contain everything you need - and more: www.education.

gov.uk/schools/performance. It will be several months before data for 2015 is published by the DfE. For most schools, Ofsted (www. ofsted.gov.uk) is responsible for keeping an eye on what goes on in state-maintained schools. The school profiles in this guide include only brief extracts from much longer reports; if you are particularly interested in a particular school, try to make sure to study the latest report in full. For fee-paying schools, the Independent Schools Council (www. isc.co.uk) is a key organisation, representing more than 1,200 schools in the United Kingdom and abroad - and bringing together eight associations of independent schools,

their headteachers, bursars, and governors. The main associations are: The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA); Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC); Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS); and Independent Schools Association (ISA). Inspection reports for fee-paying schools are the product of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, the body responsible for the inspection of schools in membership of the constituent associations: www.isi.net. If your child has special needs, there are many agencies and organisations that can help. For a basic overview, visit: www.gov.uk/childrenwith-special-educational-needs.

‘‘Even the ‘best’ school might not be right for your child. You know your child's needs better than anyone”

Profiles

The Key Stage 2 results used in this guide give the proportion of pupils achieving Level 4 (the level expected of most 11-year-olds) and Level 5 (above the level expected for most pupils). Throughout, 2014 data is used to rank primary schools - although it is important not to place too much weight on such rankings within a single city. Data is also given for the performance of pupils in tests of reading, writing, and mathematics. For GCSEs, data is more detailed: five or more good GCSEs = five or more GCSEs grades A*-C, including English and mathematics; EBacc = English Baccalaureate - English, mathematics, a science, a language, and a humanities subject. For A-levels, the reference in state profiles to high grades – at least three with AAB - in “key” A-level subjects relates to subjects required

by the Russell Group of 24 leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Inevitably, some of the information available may be either out of date or incorrect. Headteachers and chairs of governors change frequently; performance data takes a long time to be validated and published in a comprehensive and consistent manner; as a result, even official sources fail to keep up with all the changes. As last year, this Brighton & Hove Independent guide is, we believe, the most detailed and definitive publication of its kind in any town or city in the country. The usefulness of its contents, however, inevitably depends on a proper understanding - and a very personal interpretation - of the data. It is only the beginning. It is not an end in itself. Parents will always know best.

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A GLOBAL EDUCATION ON YOUR DOORSTEP

From its ultra-modern town centre location, one Brighton school has been quietly establishing a global reputation for academic excellence...

In 2015 80% of Bellerbys College Brighton A Level students achieved A*- B against a national average of 53%, and that is even more remarkable when you consider Bellerbys Brighton is an international school that only opened its doors to UK-based day pupils aged 13 and over for the first time last year.


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Bellerbys College Principal Simon Mower talks about the benefits to local students of attending the college: From my experience, living and studying alongside young people from across the globe helps students develop their cultural intelligence. Being an international boarding school, we see this benefit at Bellerbys Brighton every day and the excellent results that follow. At the age of 13 and 14, it’s difficult for students to decide what GCSE subjects they want to study. That’s where our GCSE programme is different: by teaching each subject as a mini project in Year Nine, we are able to ensure our students really get a feel for their subjects. We then guide them towards the best combination depending on their desired field of study at university. Each of our GCSE and A-level subjects are linked to unique enrichment activities that inspire students both in and outside the classroom. We believe that supporting academic learning through exciting new experiences is one of the greatest benefits a British boarding school education can offer. According to Simon, there are four elements at the heart of Bellerbys approach to education: academic excellence, a strong work ethic, outstanding pastoral care and focused student enrichment: “Our UK students have fully embraced all we have to offer and are really benefiting from being able to make friends in such a culturally diverse and rewarding environment.” Year after year our student progression rates to top ten universities are phenomenal. We particularly pride ourselves on our university links and the one to one university preparation we are able to offer our students. In 2015 56% of our A Level Students will progress to a Russell Group University.

The new GCSE Programme enables my son to be challenged academically in his chosen subjects and he is guided by very experienced and dedicated teachers. They are all very approachable and supportive and he has made many friends and settled into school life very quickly.” Mrs. Jacinta Mandal, a local parent

You can find out more by visiting uk.bellerbys.com or call Anndrea O’Toole on 01273 339200 to make an appointment to view the school

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6 | Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | Aldrington CofE Primary School Eridge Road Hove BN3 7QD 01273 542656 office@aldrington.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.aldrington.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (4-11) 247 Absence 3.2% Free school meals 3.6% Special needs 9.3% English not as first language 6.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 31 Level 5 39% (2 of 44) Level 4 94% (4 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 93% Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 32% (12 of 43) Level 4 77% (28 of 43) Headteacher Michael Gee Chair Clare Lines Inspection November 3 2011 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a good school. At the heart of its community, and led with a clear purpose by the headteacher, the school provides a secure and happy environment in which pupils do well. Parents and carers are delighted with what the school provides. Comments such as ‘It is a happy school’ and ‘Staff know each child very well’ reflect their very positive views. Many also said how much they appreciated the well-run earlymorning breakfast club. Pupils are similarly enthusiastic. As one said, ‘The teachers do a great job ... this is a special place.’ “

Balfour Primary School Balfour Road Brighton BN1 6NE 01273 507722 office@balfour.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.balfour.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 866 Absence 2.9% Free school meals 3.2% Special needs 5% English not as first language 3.6% 2014 KS2 pupils 128 Level 5 33% (11 of 44) Level 4 95% (2 of 44) Reading 88% Writing 96% Mathematics 88% 2013 Level 5 30% Level 4 92% Headteacher Marcelo Staricoff Chair Vicki May Inspection November 7 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “Teaching is almost always good, and occasionally outstanding, because teachers are knowledgeable and give pupils

interesting work to do.”; “Pupils are very keen to learn and make good progress to reach high standards of attainment, particularly in reading and mathematics.”; “Teaching of specialist subjects, including music and French, is often outstanding because teachers are highly enthusiastic about what they are teaching.”; “Pupils’ attendance is much higher than the average figures for primary schools.”

Benfield Primary School 255 Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1XS 01273 294950 office@benfield.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.benfield.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 341 Absence 4.9% Free school meals 29.6% Special needs 12.6% English not as first language 18.9% 2014 KS2 pupils 64 Level 5 19% (25 of 44) Level 4 73% (34 of 44) Reading 90% Writing 92% Mathematics 94% 2013 Level 5 22% (23 of 43) Level 4 76% (30 of 43) Headteacher Helen Horsley Chair Jenny Barnard-Langston Inspection December 11 2013 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “The quality of teaching is not yet consistently good in all classes.”; “Teaching is better in the core subjects of reading and mathematics than in foundation subjects such as physical education.”; “Progress is uneven across the school and pupils do not make fast enough progress in writing.”; “Speaking and listening skills are not taught systematically.”; “Strong leadership by the executive headteacher and head of school is ensuring that the school is improving rapidly.’; “Standards are rising. Well-targeted support and consistently good teaching enabled pupils in Year 6 to make significant progress last year.”

Bevendean Primary School Heath Hill Avenue Lower Bevendean Brighton BN2 4JP 01273 681292 admin@bevendean.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.bevendeanprimaryschool.org.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 407 Absence 6% Free school meals 35.6% Special needs 19.7% English not as first language 7%

Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 6% (40 of 43) Level 4 70% (34 of 43) Headteacher Vacant Chair Mark Back Inspection January 17 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “Bevendean Primary is a good school. Attainment is now average and improving, as shown by the rising proportion of pupils gaining expected levels by the end of Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils make good progress overall relative to their starting points. Achievement in mathematics and in reading, which had been a focus for leaders and managers, has accelerated rapidly as a result of good teaching. Pupils’ progress in Key Stage 1 is not as consistently strong in all lessons. Groups of pupils make good progress, including those with disabilities and special educational needs, those who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are in the Launch Pad.”

Bilingual Primary School - Brighton & Hove Lewes Road Brighton BN1 9PW 01273 916212 info@bilingualprimaryschool.org.uk www.bilingualprimaryschool.org.uk Free school Pupils (4-11) 138 Absence 4.6% Free school meals 10.1% Special needs 8% English not as first language 23.8% Headteacher Wendy King Chair Marina Gutierrez Opened in September 2012 Inspection June 18 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Pupils do not achieve as well as they should given their starting points. More-able pupils do not always reach the standards of which they are capable.”; “Teaching is not consistently good enough to ensure pupils make good progress over time.”; “Teachers are not always clear enough about what they want pupils to learn in lessons. Work is not always pitched at the right level, particularly for the most able.”; “Standards are above those typical for pupils’ ages. Pupils achieve well in reading.”; “Pupils enjoy coming to school. Older pupils know how to keep themselves safe.”

Brackenbury Primary School Locks Hill Brighton BN41 2LA 01273 418850 admin@brackenbury.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.brackenburyprimary.co.uk

2014 KS2 pupils 56 Level 5 14% (34 of 43) Level 4 77% (30 of 43)

Community Pupils (5-11) 206 Absence 4.5% Free school meals 20.9% Special needs 14.1% English not as first language 8.6%

Reading 98% Writing 96%

Headteacher Dawn Oliver Chair Harry Steer

Balfour Primary School Opened in September 2013 Inspection October 9 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils achieve well and consistently reach above-average standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1. Pupils in Years 3 and 4 make good progress. They are on track to achieve well by the end of Key Stage 2.”; “Teaching is good. There is a culture of support and this helps teachers to thrive and continually improve. Senior leaders regularly check performance. As a result, pupils make good progress and attain well.”; “Behaviour is good. Pupils are polite to adults. They are able to work and play together harmoniously. Relationships are warm and there is mutual respect.”; “Leaders and managers, including governors, know the school well. Governors make regular visits to the school to see how well pupils are doing.”

Carden Primary School County Oak Avenue Brighton BN1 8LU 01273 293677 admin@carden.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.carden.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 405 Absence 5.4% Free school meals 20.1% Special needs 34.6% English not as first language 20.9% 2014 KS2 pupils 44 Level 5 14% (35 of 44) Level 4 64% (38 of 44) Reading 89%

Writing 95% Mathematics 82% 2013 Level 5 19% (24 of 43) Level 4 72% (32 of 43) Headteacher Ged Cotton Chair Karen Wicker Inspection October 4 2011 Overall effectiveness Good “Carden is a good school. It has consolidated its previous successes and addressed all of the issues from the previous inspection and made further improvements. Senior leaders have taken the school forward, sharing a vision for improvement with all staff. The school’s wide-ranging and accurate selfevaluation, together with its improvement plan, which is detailed and accurately reflects the school’s strengths and areas for development, indicates the school has good capacity to sustain its improvements. Care, guidance and support are outstanding and have a very positive effect on pupils’ personal development and progress.”

Carlton Hill Primary School Sussex Street Brighton BN2 9HS 01273 604966 admin@carltonhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.carltonhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 213 Absence 4.6% Free school meals 21.1% Special needs 16% English not as first language 26.8%

2014 KS2 pupils 27 Level 5 15% (33 of 44) Level 4 85% (23 of 44) Reading 92% Writing 96% Mathematics 88% 2013 Level 5 17% (29 of 43) Level 4 83% (16=of 43) Headteacher Tamsen Beer Chair Christine McNeill Inspection March 5 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress in all subjects from the time they enter the school.”; “Pupils’ results in reading at the end of Key Stage 2 are particularly high.”; “Much teaching is at least good and some is outstanding across the school. Pupils learn well during the large majority of lessons because their teachers and teaching assistants communicate clearly and know their subjects well.”; “Not enough more-able pupils achieve the higher levels in mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.”

City Academy Whitehawk Whitehawk Road Whitehawk Brighton BN2 5FL 01273 681377 general@whitehawkacademy.ccb.ac.uk www.whitehawkacademy.ccb.ac.uk Academy Pupils (3-11) 334 Absence 6% Free school meals 45.6% Special needs 15.9%


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English not as first language 6.9%

good achievement further.”

2014 KS2 pupils 39 Level 5 0% (44 of 44) Level 4 49% (43 of 44)

Coombe Road Primary School

Reading 95% Writing 95% Mathematics 90% Headteacher David Williams Chair Stephen Dawson Opened in September 2013 Inspection June 18 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “School leaders at all levels, as well as the governors, are strongly committed to providing the best possible education for pupils. They have successfully shared this ambition with staff.”; “The headteacher’s relentless focus on raising pupils’ attainment and leaders’ success in improving teaching have resulted in pupils achieving well.”; “Pupils throughout the school make good progress from their starting points in a range of subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics.”; “The school looks after its pupils well. As a result, they feel safe and secure, and have few concerns about bullying.”

Coldean Primary School Kenwards Coldean Brighton BN1 9EN 01273 294914 office@coldean.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.coldean.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 373 Absence 4.4% Free school meals 31.3% Special needs 12.6% English not as first language 7.8% 2014 KS2 pupils 29 Level 5 17% (30 of 43) Level 4 86% (21 of 43) Reading 97% Writing 100% Mathematics 97% 2013 Level 5 4% (42 of 43) Level 4 77% (29 of 43) Headteacher Stuart McConnachie Chair Patrick Lowe Inspection May 2 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Consistently good, and sometimes outstanding, teaching with strengths in the teaching of reading, helps all pupils, including those who need extra help, to make good progress in reading and writing.”; “Pupils’ attainment in English is increasingly above national levels by the time pupils leave the school in Year 6 and has risen since the last inspection.”; “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding, both in lessons and around school. Pupils are particularly good at working together as talk partners, and are very supportive of each other.”; “There is not enough outstanding teaching to raise pupils’

Coombe Road Brighton BN2 4ED 01273 291188 admin@coomberoad.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.coomberoad.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 307 Absence 5.6% Free school meals 36.2% Special needs 10.4% English not as first language 8.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 48 Level 5 19% (26 of 44) Level 4 63% (39 of 44) Reading 74% Writing 98% Mathematics 80% 2013 Level 5 23% (22 of 43) Level 4 69% (35= of 43) Headteacher Stuart McConnachie Chair Janet Hunter Inspection January 22 2015 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Achievement requires improvement because standards by the end of Key Stage 2 in 2014 declined and were below average in reading and mathematics.”; “The gap between the achievement of disadvantaged and other pupils is too wide.”; “Teachers’ expectations are not always high enough and so pupils do not make consistently good progress across the school.”; “Not all teachers successfully implement the agreed whole-school approaches to teaching. As a result, pupils do not always learn as well as they should.”; “The executive headteacher has injected a renewed determination in the school to provide the best possible learning and experiences for pupils. He provides inspirational and motivating leadership and has rapidly made significant changes to improve the school.”

Headteacher Rachel Holland Chair James Brady Inspection December 5 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils enter the school in Reception with knowledge and skills broadly in line with those expected for their age. They then make good progress so that by the time they leave, their achievement is above average.”; “Standards in mathematics are especially high by the end of Year 6, while standards in English are above average.”; “Teaching is mostly at least good throughout the school.”; “Teachers do not always consistently check pupils’ learning throughout lessons. As a result, opportunities to make sure learning meets the needs of pupils are sometimes missed. Because of this, progress is not always as fast as it could be.”

Downs Junior School Rugby Road Brighton BN1 6ED 01273 558422 office@downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (7-11) 512 Absence 3% Free school meals 8% Special needs 6.4% English not as first language 6.1% 2014 KS2 pupils 128 Level 5 31% (14 of 44) Level 4 91% (7 of 44) Reading 91% Writing 90% Mathematics 95% 2013 Level 5 36% (5 of 43)

2013 Level 5 16% (31 of 43) Level 4 79% (26 of 43)

Inspection March 15 2011 Overall effectiveness Outstanding “This is an outstanding school. The senior leadership team has ensured that an impressive curriculum and good teaching continue to raise attainment. Adults in the school are highly dedicated to ensuring that the pupils receive the best possible care, guidance and support. As a result, pupils develop into mature, confident young people, well prepared for the next stage of their learning.”: “By the end of Year 6, attainment is high and, from pupils’ above average starting points, this represents good progress.”; “The curriculum is well thought out to meet the needs of pupils and provides exciting and innovative opportunities for learning.”

Headteacher Louise Willard Chair Bethan Thomas-Hancock

Elm Grove Primary School Elm Grove Brighton BN2 3ES 01273 708004 admin@elmgrove.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.elmgrove.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 432 Absence 3.9% Free school meals 7.4% Special needs 6.9% English not as first language 2.7% 2014 KS2 pupils 62 Level 5 18% (28 of 44) Level 4 74% (33 of 44) Reading 84% Writing 95% Mathematics 77%

Inspection June 6 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress and achieve well in a range of subjects because teaching is consistently good, with examples of outstanding practice, throughout the school.”; “Leaders have improved the school’s systems for assessing pupils’ attainment and their progress over time, so that staff can act promptly to prevent pupils from underachieving.”; “Senior leaders, working closely with the local authority and other schools, have acted decisively to improve the quality of teaching, especially in mathematics.”; “Teachers do not always check pupils’ learning thoroughly enough during lessons, in order to ensure that they are all working at the right level.”

Fairlight Primary School St Leonard’s Road Brighton BN2 3AJ 01273 601270 office@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 408 Absence 6% Free school meals 35.1% Special needs 9.8% English not as first language 19.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 43 Level 5 16% (32 of 44) Level 4 72% (35 of 44) Reading 89%

Writing 95% Mathematics 95% 2013 Level 5 19% (25 of 43) Level 4 84% (14 of 43) Headteacher Damien Jordan Chair Kay Dawes Inspection December 16 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “School leaders are highly ambitious for the school and for its pupils. They make sure that teaching is consistently good and that the curriculum meets the needs of all groups of pupils.”; “Governors hold the school’s leaders firmly to account for raising pupils’ achievement and improving the quality of teaching. They know how well pupils are doing in different subjects and year groups, and what leaders have done, and continue to do, to improve teaching across the school.”; “Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They say they feel safe and that the staff look after them well. Their parents strongly agree that this is the case.”; “Pupils achieve well because they make good progress from their starting points. By the time they leave the school, they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.”

Goldstone Primary School Laburnum Avenue Hove BN3 7JW 01273 294851 admin@goldstone.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.goldstoneprimary.co.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 627 Absence 3.3% Free school meals 13.1% Special needs 4.5% English not as first language 16.1% 2013 KS2 pupils 63 Level 5 27% (18 of 44) Level 4 89% (12 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 98% Mathematics 95%

Cottesmore St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

2013 Level 5 27% (16 of 43) Level 4 81% (21 of 43)

The Upper Drive Hove BN3 6NB 01273 555811 office@cottesmore.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.cottesmore.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Headteacher Chris Pearson Chair Corinne Davies

Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (5-11) 436 Absence 1.9% Free school meals 4.6% Special needs 8.3% English not as first language 9.6% 2014 KS2 pupils 64 Level 5 38% (4= of 44) Level 4 92% (6 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 100% Mathematics 98% 2013 Level 5 38% (3 of 43) Level 4 89% (5 of 43)

Level 4 87% (7 of 43) Headteacher Giovanni Franceschi Chair Karen Preston

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Coldean Primary School

Inspection May 9 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “The headteacher’s inspirational leadership, with strong support from senior leaders and the whole staff, has ensured that achievement and teaching continue to be good.”; “The school has been extremely successful in maintaining a strongly inclusive and positive ethos during its expansion, so that pupils, staff, parents and carers continue to feel warmly welcomed and highly valued.”; “Teaching is good and some is outstanding. As a result, pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their starting points to reach levels that are typically in line with national averages in English and mathematics.”; “There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure that pupils’ achievement is outstanding.”

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8 | Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | ➤ Continued from page 7 Hangleton Junior School Dale View Hove BN3 8LF 01273 294858 office@hangleton-jun.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.hangleton-jun.brighton-hove.sch. uk/brighton-hove/primary/hangleton Community Pupils (7-11) 376 Absence 3.8% Free school meals 12.8% Special needs 15.4% English not as first language 8.2% 2014 KS2 pupils 96 Level 5 18% (27 of 44) Level 4 74% (32 of 44) Reading 87% Writing 96% Mathematics 76% 2013 Level 5 25% (18 of 43) Level 4 83% (15 of 43) Headteacher Emma Lake Chair Claire Cornthwaite Inspection February 5 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress and achieve well. Standards in reading, writing and

mathematics have risen since the previous inspection.”; “Senior leaders and governors have worked successfully to improve the quality of teaching and accelerate pupils’ progress.”; “Staff morale is high. Teamwork is a strength, with staff united in their commitment to the success and well-being of every pupil.”; “There is not enough outstanding teaching and a small amount requires improvement.”

Hertford Junior School Lynchet Close Brighton BN1 7FP 01273 557341 admin@hertfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk hertfordjuniors.schools.uk.com Community Pupils (7-11) 154 Absence 4.1% Free school meals 28.6% Special needs 9.1% English not as first language 9.7% 2014 KS2 pupils 35 Level 5 37% (6 of 44) Level 4 86% (20 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 100% Mathematics 97% 2013 Level 5 18% (27 of 43) Level 4 69% (35= of 43)

Headteacher Joan Marshall Chair Carl Chambers Inspection January 8 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “Senior leaders, including governors, have successfully improved the school since the previous inspection.”; “Pupils achieve well. They make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards by the end of Year 6 have improved over time and are above average.”; “All groups, including the most able pupils, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and disadvantaged pupils, make good progress.”; “Teaching is good. Teachers have good relationships with pupils and engage them well in their lessons.”

Middle Street Primary School Middle Street Brighton BN1 1AL 01273 323184 office@middlestreet.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.middlestreet.eschools.co.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 246 Absence 5.3% Free school meals 13.9% Special needs 10.2% English not as first language 15.7% 2014 KS2 pupils 32 Level 5 34% (9= of 44) Level 4 91% (9= of 44)

Reading 93% Writing 97% Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 16% (32 of 43) Level 4 87% (8= of 43) Headteacher Julie Aldous Chair Ray Williams Inspection March 12 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress from their individual starting points. When they leave school at the end of Key Stage 2, they attain above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.”; “Children make good progress in the early years provision. A similar proportion of pupils to that found nationally reach a good level of development. Children are well prepared for Year 1.”; “Teaching is typically good. Staff work well as a team and create an atmosphere where pupils are usually keen to learn.”; ‘The behaviour of pupils is typically good. They behave well both in lessons and around the school. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Parents consider that their children are safe at the school. All pupils who were spoken to said that they felt safe.”

Mile Oak Primary School Graham Avenue Portslade, Brighton BN41 2WN 01273 294880 office@mileoakschool.co.uk

www.mileoakschool.co.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 522 Absence 4.4% Free school meals 16.3% Special needs 11.5% English not as first language 6.6% 2014 KS2 pupils 64 Level 5 11% (37 of 44) Level 4 80% (27 of 44) Reading 92% Writing 98% Mathematics 94%

the incentives they have to read widely and often.”; “Teaching has improved to typically good levels through the school.”

Moulsecoomb Primary School The Highway Moulsecoomb Brighton BN2 4PA 01273 605700 office@moulsecoomb.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.moulsecoomb.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 334 Absence 6% Free school meals 40.6% Special needs 35.9% English not as first language 12.3%

2013 Level 5 10% (34 of 43) Level 4 80% (24 of 43) Headteacher Susan Mines Chair Greg Barnes Inspection September 24 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Leaders and governors have succeeded in improving the school’s effectiveness since its previous inspection. Senior leaders, supported well by governors, lead the school effectively.”; “Pupils of all abilities now achieve well. Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 2 and 6 has improved in the past two years. More-able pupils achieve well and those pupils eligible for extra funding are catching up quickly with others nationally.”; “Reading is a real strength in the school and pupils like

2014 KS2 pupils 45 Level 5 0% (43 of 44) Level 4 44% (44 of 44) Reading 93% Writing 72% Mathemattics 93% 2013 Level 5 53% (43 of 43) Level 4 68% (38 of 43) Headteacher Charles Davies Chair Graham Hailes Inspection January 17 2013

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STATE PRIMARY Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress because they are taught well. By the end of Year 6, they reach broadly average standards in reading and mathematics.”; “Teaching is consistently good. Strong relationships exist between adults and pupils; this ensures they thrive in a stimulating environment benefiting from the exceptional care provided.”; “Children progress well in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As well as effective teaching skills, children are helped to think about what they are learning and to develop the skill of working by themselves.”; “Pupils do not make enough progress in writing.”

Our Lady of Lourdes RC School The Green Rottingdean Brighton BN2 7HA 01273 306980 admin@lourdes.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.ourlady.brighton-hove.dbprimary. com Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (5-11) 198 Absence 3.9% Free school meals 3.5% Special needs 7.6% English not as first language 13.7% 2014 KS2 pupils 24 Level 5 33% (13 of 44) Level 4 96% (1 of 44) Reading 100% Writing 100% Mathematics 96% 2013 Level 5 32% (12= of 43) Level 4 87% (8= of 43) Headteacher Paul Beverton Chair Rose Macfarlane Inspection November 13 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils enjoy learning. They make good progress, sometimes better, in reading and mathematics, and achieve well.”; “Following a small dip in attainment in 2014, pupils in Years 1 and 2 now make good progress from their starting points, with increasing proportions reaching national standards.”; “By Year 6, attainment is often above that expected for their age. This has been the case for some years.”; “Strong leadership from the new headteacher and a highly-effective leadership team are key strengths. Their well-focused leadership has helped to ensure that good-quality teaching, achievement and behaviour have continued to flourish.”

Patcham Junior School Ladies Mile Road Patcham Brighton BN1 8TA 01273 295020 admin@patchamjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.patchamjun.org.uk Community Pupils (7-11) 370 Absence 3.4% Free school meals 5.1% Special needs 5.1%

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| Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | English not as first language 4.3% 2014 KS2 pupils 95 Level 5 28% (17 of 44) Level 4 85% (22 of 44) Reading 90% Writing 94% Mathematics 84% 2013 Level 5 23% (20 of 43) Level 4 82% (19 of 43) Headteacher Ashley Seymour-Williams Chair Danny Simpson Inspection May 7 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “Leaders and governors have successfully tackled the issues identified at the time of the last inspection. They have securely established significant improvements in the quality of teaching.”; “The quality of teaching is now good. This ensures that pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and achieve well across the school.”; “Pupils make very rapid progress in some classes because teaching is consistently strong.”; “Teachers use marking very effectively. Pupils understand how well they are learning and what they can do to improve because they are involved in the process.”

Peter Gladwin Primary School Drove Road Portslade Brighton BN41 2PA 01273 294959 admin@gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (4-11) 214 Absence 4.7% Free school meals 16.4% Special needs 16.4% English not as first language 3.8% 2014 KS2 pupils 32 Level 5 22% (21 of 44) Level 4 78% (28 of 44) Reading 83% Writing 90% Mathematics 83% 2013 Level 5 34% (8 of 43) Level 4 81% (23 of 43) Headteacher Catherine Keith Chair Mark Broxup Inspection February 24 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “This highly-inclusive school supports the learning and well-being of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs very well.”; “Early years children make rapid progress and are very well catered for.”; “Pupils make good progress overall, especially in reading and mathematics. A high proportion of pupils make faster progress than is expected.”; “Teaching is good. Teachers and teaching assistants listen and respond to children’s needs well. They give pupils good advice about how to improve their work.”

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Queen’s Park Primary School Park Street Brighton BN2 0BN 01273 686822 admin@queenspark.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.queenspark.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 414 Absence 4.9% Free school meals 20.9% Special needs 6.5% English not as first language 19.1% 2014 KS2 pupils 46 Level 5 35% (8 of 44) Level 4 87% (16 of 44) Reading 96% Writing 96% Mathematics 87% 2013 Level 5 23% (21 of 43) Level 4 81% (22 of 43) Headteacher Anne Cox Chair Maxine Sutton Inspection May 15 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Children get off to an excellent start in the Nursery and Reception classes. They thoroughly enjoy learning new things, particularly in the very stimulating outdoor area.”; “Pupils continue to make good progress through the school. Standards in the national tests at the end of Year 6 are above average.”; “Pupils have developed strong reading skills which they use effectively to boost their achievement in other subjects.”; “Achievement in mathematics is not as strong as in reading and writing. Some pupils do not establish their multiplication and division skills quickly enough, hindering their calculations.”

Rudyard Kipling Primary School Chalkland Rise Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6RH 01273 303328 admin@kipling.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.kiplink.co.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 366 Absence 4.1% Free school meals 28.4% Special needs 16.1% English not as first language 9.5% 2014 KS2 pupils 48 Level 5 21% (22 of 44) Level 4 83% (24 of 44) Reading 95% Writing 95% Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 24% (19 of 43 Level 4 90% (4 of 43)

Rudyard Kipling Primary School Overall effectiveness Good “Throughout their time at the school, pupils make good progress. They reach above-average standards in English and mathematics.”; “Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding; they monitor and track pupils’ progress very carefully. Work is well matched to the different ability levels of pupils.”; “Pupils who find learning difficult or have special educational needs are given effective support.”; “The school has not fully developed pupils’ independence in learning.”

Saltdean Primary School Chiltington Way Saltdean Brighton BN2 8HB 01273 303358 enq@saltdean.brighton-hove.sch.uk sites.google.com/a/saltdean.tv/sps/home Community Pupils (4-11) 455 Absence 3.8% Free school meals 10.5% Special needs 4.6% English not as first language 4.9% 2014 KS2 pupils 59 Level 5 20% (24 of 44) Level 4 86% (19 of 44) Reading 100% Writing 100% Mathematics 100%

Headteacher Jenny Aldridge Chair Stephen Barnard

2013 Level 5 29% (15 of 43) Level 4 77% (27 of 43)

Inspection May 22 2013

Headteacher Suzanne Morgan

Chair Naomi Ellis Inspection December 3 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils enjoy learning. They make good progress, often better in reading and mathematics. They achieve well as a result of consistently good and sometimes outstanding teaching, particularly in Year 6 where attainment is frequently above average.”; “A rising trend of attainment in Years 1 and 2 in the last three years indicates that younger pupils now make good progress from their starting points, with increasing proportions reaching above national standards. This is an improvement.”; “Pupils behave well in and around the school and feel safe. They are polite, friendly and respectful to both adults and other pupils alike. Safeguarding arrangements are thorough and contribute well to pupils’ learning.”; “Senior leaders and the governors are united in their clear vision for moving the school forward and, consequently, the school is well placed to improve still further.”

Somerhill Junior School Somerhill Road Hove BN3 1RP 01273 739659 admin@somerhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.somerhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (7-11) 471 Absence 4.3% Free school meals 9.3% Special needs 8.9% English not as first language 16.1% 2014 KS2 pupils 93

Level 5 31% (15 of 44) Level 4 87% (14 of 44) Reading 96% Writing 90% Mathematics 91% 2013 Level 5 16% (30 of 43) Level 4 79% (25 of 43) Headteacher Shaun Collins Chair Claire Roberts This school merged with Davigdor Infants’ School to create Brunswick Primary School in September 2015. Inspection December 4 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Somerhill is a happy, exciting and nurturing school of which pupils, staff, governors and parents and carers are rightly very proud.”; “The headteacher provides outstanding leadership for the school. He has created an exceptionally strong staff team that shares the commitment and determination to provide the best possible learning and experiences for the pupils.”; “Leadership and management at all levels are outstanding. Actions taken have improved the school since the last inspection when it required improvement. Achievement and teaching are now good. This demonstrates that the school has the capacity to improve further.”

St Andrew’s CofE (Aided) Primary School Belfast Street Hove BN3 3YT

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best chances to have their learning moved on at speed.”

01273 294800 admin@st-andrews.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.st-andrews.brighton-hove.sch.uk

St Luke’s Primary School Queen’s Park Rise Brighton BN2 9ZF 01273 675080 admin@stlukes.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stlukes.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (4-11) 464 Absence 3% Free school meals 7.8% Special needs 12.7% English not as first language 8.1%

Community Pupils (4-11) 626 Absence 4.3% Free school meals 11.8% Special needs 9.1% English not as first language 6.9%

2014 KS2 pupils 64 Level 5 38% (4= of 44) Level 4 86% (18 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 93% Mathematics 93%

2014 KS2 pupils 89 Level 5 26% (19 of 44) Level 4 87% (15 of 44)

2014 Level 5 33% (11 of 43) Level 4 84% (13 of 43)

Reading 98% Writing 99% Mathematics 95%

Headteacher Trevor Cristin Chair Christine Bartley Inspection December 18 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “Leaders are strong role models for pupils in their conduct and courtesy. They firmly believe that pupils are at the heart of all that they do.”; “The school has a good reputation in the local area and parents wholeheartedly recommend the school to others.”; “British values are very well promoted. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain.”; “Teaching is good: teachers are hard working and entirely supportive of leaders. They celebrate pupils’ achievements and plan creative lessons for pupils.”

St Bartholomew’s CofE Primary School Ann Street Brighton BN1 4GP 01273 692463 admin@st-bartholomews.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.st-bartholomews.brighton-hove. sch.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (4-11) 199 Absence 5.5% Free school meals 32.7% Special needs 16.1% English not as first language 29% 2014 KS2 pupils 28 Level 5 11% (38 of 44) Level 4 82% (25 of 44) Reading 89% Writing 96% Mathematics 89% 2013 Level 5 10% (35 of 43) Level 4 37% (43 of 43) Headteacher Amanda Healey Chair Karen Ashdown Inspection July 15 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Pupils’ progress varies between different year groups. In some year groups pupils make slower progress than they should. There is not enough good teaching to secure

2013 Level 5 33% (10 of 43) Level 4 86% (10 of 43) Headteacher Jonathan Cooper Chair Lynne Cahill

St Luke’s Primary School pupils’ good achievement.”; “Pupils’ progress in mathematics requires improvement. The teaching of mathematics does not build strongly enough on pupils’ understanding.”; “Information about pupils’ progress is not used well enough by all teachers to set work at the right level of difficulty for pupils of differing abilities.”; “Pupils’ attainment is on track to increase to above expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6 in 2014.”

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School Preston Road Withdean Brighton BN1 6UT 01273 553813 mail@stberns.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stberns.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (4-11) 217 Absence 2.7% Free school meals 6.5% Special needs 13.8% English not as first language 20.7% 2014 KS2 pupils 32 Level 5 34% (9= of 44) Level 4 91% (9= of 44)

Headteacher Jacqueline Lance Chair Janet Forte Inspection April 25 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a good school. The very large majority of parents and carers would recommend it to another parent or carer. It is not yet an outstanding school because the quality of teaching results in good rather than outstanding achievement by pupils.”; “Children in the Reception class attain well and make good progress. In Years 1 and 2, progress is good in reading, writing and mathematics, resulting in above average attainment. In Years 3 to 6, pupils continue to make good progress. Attainment is significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics. School data indicate that current attainment in all three subjects remains above average.”

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Whitehawk Hill Road Brighton BN2 0AH 01273 607924 admin@stjohn.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.sjb.brighton-hove.dbprimary.com

Reading 97% Writing 100% Mathematics 91%

Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (4-11) 209 Absence 3.5% Free school meals 16.3% Special needs 11% English not as first language 34.6%

2013 Level 5 38% (4 of 43) Level 4 91% (3 of 43)

2014 KS2 pupils 30 Level 5 37% (7 of 44)

Level 4 87% (17 of 44) Reading 86% Writing 93% Mathematics 97% 2013 Level 5 27% (17 of 43) Level 4 83% (16= of 43) Headteacher Carmel Hughes Chair Patricia Nugent Inspection September 22 2011 Overall effectiveness Good “St John the Baptist is a good school. Since the last inspection, all staff have striven effectively to secure the atmosphere of high expectations. The headteacher and senior staff know the school’s strengths well and what needs to improve. They have carefully identified the correct priorities and are systematically tackling them. The school’s strong reputation in the community is due to the hard work of all staff and governors who share the senior leaders’ values and ambitions for the school. Consequently, the school is well placed to build on its strengths and has a good capacity to improve.”

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Davey Drive Hollingdean Brighton BN1 7BF 01273 556607 admin@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic

Pupils (4-11) 164 Absence 3.4% Free school meals 31.1% Special needs 15.2% English not as first language 25.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 20 Level 5 10% (41 of 44) Level 4 70% (36 of 44) Reading 83% Writing 100% Mathematics 94% 2013 Level 5 8% (39 of 43) Level 4 71% (33 of 43) Headteacher Fran Morrison Chair Lyndsey Gravenor Inspection February 6 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress during their time at St Joseph’s, despite many entering the school with knowledge and skills well below those expected for their age. As a result, the majority of pupils achieve well by the time they leave the school and their attainment is in line with their peers nationally.”; “Teachers work hard to ensure that lessons interest and engage learners. They make sure that work is matched well to pupils’ needs. They provide a good level of support for pupils who struggle with learning, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, or those who speak English as an additional language.”; “Teachers do not consistently make good use of other adults in the classroom to ensure that pupils are given the

Inspection October 9 2013 Overall effectiveness Outstanding “Pupils’ standards in reading, writing and mathematics are very high across the school.”; “Pupils, including the more able, make excellent and rapid progress from their starting points on entry to the school.”; “Teaching of consistently outstanding quality enables pupils to achieve excellent results.”; “Pupils demonstrate a substantial love of learning and enjoy challenging themselves. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary, and they feel safe and happy in school.”

St Margaret’s CofE Primary School Whiteway Lane Rottingdean Brighton BN2 7HB 01273 303109 admin@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stmargaretscofeprimary.co.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (5-11) 208 Absence 4.2% Free school meals 8.7% Special needs 7.2% English not as first language 5.1% 2014 KS2 pupils 29 Level 5 21% (23 of 44) Level 4 90% (11 of 44) Reading 96% Writing 82% Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 19% (26 of 43) Level 4 85% (11 of 43) Headteacher Simon Hateley Chair Lindsey Delow Inspection March 13 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement


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STATE PRIMARY “The achievement of pupils requires improvement. While checks on pupils’ achievement show that some have made the progress expected for their age (and some have made better-than-expected progress) in the past year, too few have yet made sufficient progress. This is particularly true for those pupils in Years 3 and 4 who are not enabled to reach better levels of attainment in mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.”; “While rapidly improving, not enough teaching is good over time.”; “Some teaching does not focus clearly enough on what pupils are to learn but rather on keeping them occupied.”

St Mark’s CofE Primary School Manor Road Brighton BN2 5EA 01273 605588 admin@stmarks.brighton-hove.sch.uk stmarks.brighton-hove.dbprimary.com Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (3-11) 221 Absence 5.9% Free school meals 44.9% Special needs 17.6% English not as first language 18.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 22 Level 5 5% (42 of 44) Level 4 59% (42 of 44) Reading 100% Writing 90%

| Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | Mathematics 100% 2013 Level 5 6% (41 of 43) Level 4 50% (42 of 43) Headteacher Jane Fendley Chair Julie Newson Inspection June 12 2013 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Over time, too few pupils have made good progress in English and mathematics.”; “Recently appointed leaders have put effective systems in place to accelerate pupils’ progress and improve teaching, but there has been too little time to help all pupils catch up.”; “Teaching assistants are not equally expert at supporting pupils’ progress in lessons.”; “Staff morale is high. There is a shared vision of how to improve the school and teachers understand that they are accountable for pupils’ progress.”

St Martin’s CofE Primary School Hartington Road Brighton BN2 3LJ 01273 707114 admin@stmartins.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stmartins.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (3-11) 229 Absence 4.2% Free school meals 29.2% Special needs 11.8% English not as first language 6.1%

2014 KS2 pupils 29 Level 5 10% (40 of 44) Level 4 66% (37 of 44)

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“Recent improvements to leadership and management have invigorated the school. The headteacher, other leaders and governors have substantially raised expectations of teaching and pupils’ learning. As a result, pupils across most of the school now make rapid progress in all subjects.”

Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (3-11) 251 Absence 4.7% Free school meals 18.2% Special needs 11.2% English not as first language 58.2%

Reading 93% Writing 100% Mathematics 82% 2013 Level 5 9% (36= of 43) Level 4 69% (37 of 43)

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

2014 KS2 pupils 32 Level 5 25% (20 of 44) Level 4 75% (31 of 44)

Headteacher Joanne Smith Chair Father Trevor Buxton Inspection May 17 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a good school. Pupils, parents and carers agree that it is a happy, caring and safe environment. The school is not yet outstanding because there are occasions when a few teachers do not provide activities that fully extend and challenge every individual, particularly the more-able, in developing their problem-solving or creative-writing skills. Marking does not always make it clear how pupils can improve their work. Pupils’ progress in writing and mathematics is, therefore, sometimes slower than in reading.”

St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School Spring Street Brighton BN1 3EF 01273 327533 office@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Church Road Portslade Brighton BN41 1LB 01273 418416 admin@st-marys.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stmarys.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Reading 93% Writing 90% Mathematics 86% 2013 Level 5 9% (36= of 43) Level 4 56% (41 of 43)

Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (4-11) 209 Absence 4% Free school meals 18.2% Special needs 15.3% English not as first language 34.1%

Headteacher Halden Eady Chair Anne Kingsley Inspection February 5 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Pupils’ results in all subjects are too low, including at the higher levels.”; “Early Years Foundation Stage leaders’ expectations of children’s learning and progress are too low. They do not plan children’s learning carefully enough.”; “Teaching, while considerably improved, is not yet consistently good. The raised quality of teaching has not yet led to high enough results. Pupils of all different abilities, including the more able, do not always receive enough challenge to enable them to achieve well.”;

2014 KS2 pupils 32 Level 5 31% (16 of 44) Level 4 94% (3 of 44) Reading 100% Writing 100% Mathematics 96% 2013 Level 5 34% (9 of 43) Level 4 88% (6 of 43) Headteacher Sarah Clayton

Chair Ian Keating Inspection April 24 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils’ achievement in reading, writing and mathematics is improving. Pupils make good progress from starting points which are often low and reach standards which are average by the end of Year 6.”; “The new headteacher has been highly effective in raising the expectations of staff and pupils. She has inspired self-confidence and ambition in both.”; “Governors and leaders at all levels work as a team and have been successful in improving the quality of teaching and raising standards.”; “There is not enough outstanding teaching and a small amount requires improvement.”

St Nicolas’ CofE Primary School Locks Hill Portslade Brighton BN41 2LA 01273 418026 admin@stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (4-11) 301 Absence 3.8% Free school meals 13% Special needs 12.6% English not as first language 5.7%

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STATE PRIMARY ➤ Continued from page 11 2014 KS2 pupils 61 Level 5 10% (39 of 44) Level 4 62% (40 of 44) Reading 71% Writing 76% Mathematics 80% 2013 Level 5 17% (28 of 43) Level 4 72% (31 of 43) Headteacher Andy Richbell Chair Julie Scarratt Inspection July 24 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Pupils are not making enough progress to enable them to reach at least average standards by the end of Year 6, particularly in writing.”; “The skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar are not systematically taught across the school.”; “Progress is inconsistent between year groups and slower during Year 3 than in other years. This deficiency has not yet been fully addressed and as a consequence, pupils do not achieve well by the end of Year 6.”; “School leaders’ checks on teaching, including teachers’ marking, and on pupils’ progress are bringing improvements, particularly for pupils in Years 4 to 6.”

St Paul’s CofE Primary School and Nursery St Nicholas Road Brighton BN1 3LP 01273 721001 admin@stpauls.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stpauls.brighton-hove.sch.uk Voluntary aided, Church of England Pupils (3-11) 227 Absence 2.6% Free school meals 5.3% Special needs 6.6% English not as first language 16.2% 2014 KS2 pupils 30 Level 5 17% (29 of 43) Level 4 93% (5 of 43)) Reading 87% Writing 100% Mathematics 83% 2013 Level 5 36% (6 of 43) Level 4 82% (20 of 43) Headteacher Linda Dupret Chair Trevor Loveday Inspection July 9 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects. They do particularly well in reading, where standards are consistently high.”; “Consistently good teaching, with examples of outstanding practice in Years 5 and 6, ensures that lessons are interesting and challenging for all pupils.”; “Pupils’ attitudes to learning are often exemplary and pupils behave well around the school.”; “A few pupils struggle to learn new ideas and skills in mathematics because they move on too quickly to different work.”

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St Peter’s Community Primary School St Peter’s Road Portslade Brighton BN41 1LS 01273 296712 office@stpeters.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stpeters.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 173 Absence 2.8% Free school meals 21.7% Special needs 4.6% English not as first language 10% 2014 KS2 pupils NA Level 5 NA Level 4 NA Headteacher Michele Lawrie Chair Daphne Geal Inspection October 7 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “This school requires improvement because too many pupils do not make good progress and because school leaders have not identified this. The school’s expectations of pupils’ progress are not consistently high enough.”; “Pupils, including the most able and those who have disabilities or special educational needs, do not make enough progress in some classes.”; “Pupils’ otherwise positive attitudes to learning suffer when teaching is less effective. Some pupils lose focus and stop concentrating on learning when the work is too easy.”; “The proportion of pupils reaching the expected levels in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1 are above national figures. The proportion reaching the higher levels in mathematics is also above that found in most other schools.”

Stanford Junior School Stanford Road Brighton BN1 5PR 01273 565570 office@stanfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.stanfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (7-11) 380 Absence 3.2% Free school meals 4.5% Special needs 7.4% English not as first language 6.8% 2013 KS2 pupils 96 Level 5 38% (3 of 44) Level 4 81% (26 of 44) Reading 94% Writing 95% Mathematics 87% 2013 Level 5 34% (7 of 43) Level 4 82% (18 of 43) Headteacher Paul Davis Chair Denise Anderson Inspection May 22 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils achieve well because the quality of teaching over time is good.”; “Pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 6 has been much higher than the national

average for the past three years. Pupils achieve particularly well in reading and mathematics.”; “The most-able pupils achieve well. A high proportion of pupils secured high levels of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6 in 2013. Improvements in the teaching of writing have increased pupils’ progress over the past year.”; “In a few cases, teachers’ expectations of presentation, or of what pupils can achieve, are not high enough.”

West Blatchington Primary and Nursery School Hangleton Way Hove BN3 8BN 01273 770777 admin@wblatch.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.westblatchingtonprimary.co.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 357 Absence 4.5% Free school meals 32.6% Special needs 17.1% English not as first language 43.2% 2014 KS2 pupils 25 Level 5 12% (36 of 44) Level 4 60% (41 of 44) Reading 95% Writing 100% Mathematics 86% 2013 Level 5 8% (38 of 43) Level 4 56% (40 of 43) Headteacher Rachel Simmonds Chair Michael Jennings Inspection February 5 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “The headteacher provides outstanding leadership for the school. She is relentless in her determination to provide the best learning and experiences for pupils and meet the particular needs of the school community.”; “Together with the executive headteacher and senior leaders, they form a strong team, which is ambitious for the school and has been successful in improving the school since its previous inspection.”; “Decisive and effective action has been taken to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement, which are now good.”; “Children in the early years make good progress because provision is well planned to help them develop and grow in confidence.”

West Hove Junior School Portland Road Hove BN3 5JA 01273 295484 enquiries@whovejun.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.hovejuniorschool.co.uk Community Pupils (7-11) 511 Absence 3.2% Free school meals 8.6% Special needs 2.5% English not as first language 10.4% 2014 KS2 pupils 124 Level 5 33% (12 of 44) Level 4 87% (13 of 44)

West Blatchington Primary School Reading 93% Writing 91% Mathematics 88%

Free school meals 3.4% Special needs 5.2% English not as first language 6.5%

2013 Level 5 38% (2 of 43) Level 4 84% (12 of 43)

2014 KS2 pupils 64 Level 5 41% (1 of 44) Level 4 91% (8 of 44)

Acting headteacher Maddie Southern Chair Jeff Nixon Formally re-named Hove Junior School in 2015 Inspection November 15 2011 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a good school that has improved in almost every aspect of its work since the previous inspection. Attainment and attendance are high, pupils’ achievement and the extent to which they enjoy their learning are exceptional and a very large majority of parents and carers are happy with their child’s experience at the school. Better procedures for identifying pupils’ learning needs have brought about an improvement in the quality of teaching, so that most pupils make good progress. There is, nevertheless, some variation between classes, because not all teachers use assessment consistently well to build on pupils’ prior learning and to set challenging learning goals.”

Westdene Primary School Bankside Westdene Brighton BN1 5GN 01273 294900 school.office@westdene.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.westdeneprimary.co.uk Community Pupils (3-11) 636 Absence 3.4%

Reading 98% Writing 90% Mathematics 97% 2013 Level 5 43% (1 of 43) Level 4 93% (1 of 43) Headteacher Debbie Crossingham Chair Professor Fred Pearce Inspection June 27 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Teaching is almost always good, and sometimes outstanding, because teachers use their good subject knowledge to engage pupils in an exciting curriculum.”; ” Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils are particularly good at working together, discussing their ideas and collaborating effectively in small groups.”; “There is not enough outstanding teaching for pupils to make consistently good progress and achieve above-average levels in all areas.”

Woodingdean Primary School Warren Road Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6BB 01273 680811 admin@woodingdean.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.woodingdeanprimaryschool.co.uk

Community Pupils (4-11) 416 Absence 4.2% Free school meals 14.4% Special needs 15.1% English not as first language 4.8% 2014 KS2 pupils 61 Level 5 16% (31 of 44) Level 4 77% (29 of 44) Reading 97% Writing 93% Mathematics 97% 2013 Level 5 11% (33 of 43) Level 4 64% (39 of 43) Headteacher Jonathan Whitfield Chair Karen Meeres Inspection June 25 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because while teaching is mainly good or better, it is not consistently resulting in outstanding progress for pupils. Higher ability pupils are not always sufficiently challenged. In Reception, boys make slower progress in developing early writing skills than girls. Work in art and design is of high quality and is a notable strength of the school.”; “Pupils make good progress and achieve well, although higher ability pupils do not always make the progress they could, and boys in Reception make slower progress in writing. Children start school with skills and abilities that are slightly below expectations and by the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment is typically above average. In 2011, attainment dipped, especially in mathematics. However, pupils in the current Year 6 are once again performing at above the expected level.”

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Catchment areas for state second Catchment area postcodes Below is a list of the postcodes which fall within each catchment area. Catchment areas are listed from West-East across the city. If you are in any doubt as to the catchment area in which you live, please contact the Admissions team on 01273 293653.

(Prestonville Road north of the railway line - Nos 1-28)

BN1 3TS (York Villas) BN1 3TT (York Grove) BN1 3TU (New England Road) BN1 3TF (Belmont) BN1 3TH (Russell Crescent) These are in the DS/Varndean Catchment area

Secondary School

London Road

Railway Line

Patcham High

Catchment boundary

Blatchington Mill

d

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

(PACA)

Kings School

BN41 1 BN41 2

Tongdean Lane Addresses in BN1 5JD and BN1 5JE (Tongdean Lane) cross the boundary between the catchment area for Dorothy Stringer/Varndean and the area for Patcham High School: Odd numbers are in the area for Dorothy Stringer/Varndean. Even numbers are in the area for Patcham High School.

Hove Park Lower Hove Park Upper Old Rd Shoreham

Railway

ad e Ro Dyk

A27

ean Tongd e n La

Peacock Lane

Road

Boundary R d

Blatchington Mill School/Hove Park School BN3 BN1 2 BN1 3* *Except BN1 3TL

BN1 8 part of BN1 9

London to Brighton railway line

Roman Catholic Secondary School

nk R n Li o t e gl Han

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy BN41 2 BN41 1A BN41 1DY BN41 1D except Y BN41 1FX BN41 1E BN41 1GR, S, T & U BN41 1G except R, S, T & U BN41 1LD, E, F, G & H BN41 1H BN41 1N BN41 1L except D, E, F, G BN41 1PS &H BN41 1RX BN41 1OH BN41 1S BN41 1PB BN41 1T Part of BN41 1PH BN41 1UA, B, Q BN41 1UY BN41 1WY BN41 1WA, B, E & R BN41 1X BN41 1Y

Key

part of BN1 5

Cardinal Newman

line

Surrenden Road

Varndean Dorothy Stringer

BN1 1 part of BN1 3 BN1 4

most of BN1

most of BN1 3

BN1 2 BN3

The part of Tongdean Lane which is East of the railway line (ie Windsor Court BN1 5JS and Manhattan Court BN1 6XZ) is in the catchment area for DS/Varndean.

West Street

BN1 6-7 BN2 0-3 part of BN2 BN2 9

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ary schools in Brighton and Hove Bold type indicates that a postcode changed catchment area in 2014.

Stanmer Village & the University of Sussex are in the BACA Area

Area includes Falmer Village

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Lewes Road

Patcham High School

Dorothy Stringer School/Varndean School

BN1 5AZ BN1 5BQ BN1 5E,F,G,H BN1 5JD (even numbers only), 5JE (even numbers only), JH, JJ, JP, JX BN1 5L except A, B, D, E, R, S, W BN1 8 BN1 9HT BN1 9A BN1 9HU BN1 9BA BN1 9JS BN1 9E BN1 9QB BN1 9G BN1 9TN

BN2 3 BN1 1 BN1 3TL (Prestonville Road north of BN2 5A the railway line - Nos 1-28) BN2 5B BN1 3TS (York Villas) BN2 5D except T & some of Z BN1 3TT (York Grove) BN2 5E except T & some of F, BN1 3TU (New England Rd) H&L BN1 3TF (Belmont) BN2 5FA BN1 3TH (Russell Crescent) BN2 5FB BN1 4 BN2 5FG BN1 5JS BN2 5GG, H & J BN2 5J BN1 5A except Z BN1 5B, D, N, P, R, S, T except Q BN2 5LJ BN2 5NA, B & S BN1 5JB, JD (odd nos only), JE (odd nos only), JF, JG, JL, JN BN2 5RT, Y & Z BN2 5TA, B, D, E, F, G, H, BN1 5LA, B, D, E, R, S, W J, W & X BN1 6 BN2 5UB BN1 7 Some of BN2 5PA BN2 0 BN2 9 BN2 1

(BACA) Brighton to Lewes railway line

BN2 4 part of BN1 9 Rd en r r Wa

Bear Rd Hollingdean Rd Rd n rre a W Freshfield Rd

5 5

BN2 6-8 part of BN2 5

includes East Saltdean part of East Sussex County Council

Longhill High School

Manor Hill

y Manor Wa d w o Marl R k Whitehaw d R e Wilson Av

Marina

Longhill High

BN2 6 BN2 7 BN2 8 BN2 5DT & some of Z BN2 5ET & some of F, H & L BN2 5F except A, B & G BN2 5G except G, H & J BN2 5H BN2 5L except J

BN2 5N except A, B & S BN2 5P except some of A BN2 5Q BN2 5R except T, Y & Z BN2 5S BN2 5TN, P, Q, R & S BN2 5U except B BN2 5W BN2 5X

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) BN2 4 BN1 9HW BN1 9HX BN1 9HY BN1 9J except S BN1 9P BN1 9Q except B BN1 9R BN1 9S

Addresses in BN2 5DZ, BN2 5EF, BN2 5EH, BN2 5EL and BN2 5PA cross the boundary between the catchment area for Longhill and the area for Dorothy Stringer/Varndean. BN2 5DZ/BN2 5EF (Manor Way) – even numbers 2-34 are in the Longhill area. All odd numbers and evens from 36 onwards are in the Dorothy Stringer/Varndean area. BN2 5EH/BN2 5EL (Manor Hill) – odd numbers are in the Dorothy Stringer/Varndean area. Even numbers are in the Longhill area. BN2 5PA (odd numbers in Wilson Avenue) – 1, 3, 5, 7 & 11 are in the DS/Varndean area. 13 upwards are in the Longhill area. NB. Addresses on the Eastern side of Wilson Avenue (BN2 5PB) are all in the Longhill area.

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2014 A-levels A-level students: 36 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 3% (3 of 4) A-level points per student: 628.6 (3 of 4)

BlatchingtonMillSchool andSixthForm College Nevill Avenue Hove BN3 7BW 01273 736244 office@blatchingtonmill.org.uk www.blatchingtonmill.org.uk

2013 Points per student: 664 (3 of 4) 2012 Points per student: 613.5 2011 Points per student: 603.9 2010 Points per student: 608.9 2009 Points per student: 592.2

Community Pupils (11-18) 1,658 Absence 5.1% Free school meals 12.5% Special needs 13.1% English not as first language 11.2%

Headteacher Rob Reed Chair Michael Nicholls

2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 70% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 304 Five or more good GCSEs: 60% (4 of 9) EBacc: 22% (4 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 60% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 72% (2= of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 61% (3= of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 58% (3 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 65% (1 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 63% (2 of 7) 2015 A-levels Best results yet, with a 99.4% pass rate - and 47% of students achieving the top A*-B grades. There was also an increase in the number of A*/A grades, with an average of one A-grade per student. 2014 A-levels A-level students: 42 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 2% (4 of 4) A-level points per student: 610.8 (4 of 4) 2013 Points per student: 693.2 2012 Points per student: 713.6 2011 Points per student: 630 2010 Points per student: 612.8 2009 Points per student: 599.4 Headteacher Ashley Harrold Chair Peter Sowrey Inspection January 31 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Leadership, including governance, is good and improving. Shared ambitions ensure that senior leaders and middle managers have high expectations for the school. As a result, student outcomes have improved continuously since the previous inspection.”; “Students do well in their GCSE examinations, especially in science, humanities, languages and performing arts. The development of students’ numeracy and literacy skills is particularly strong across the curriculum.”; “Progress for all students is not yet outstanding. There has been some variation in how quickly students make progress although the school is working successfully to address relative underperformance by middle attaining students.”

BrightonAldridge CommunityAcademy Lewes Road Brighton BN1 9PW 01273 691191 office@baca-uk.org.uk www.baca-uk.org.uk

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Academy Pupils (11-19) 557 Absence 6.2% Free school meals 38.7% Special needs 19.4% English not as first language 9.2% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 30% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 124 Five or more good GCSEs: 29% (9 of 9) EBacc: 3% (9 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 30% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 46% (9 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 40% (8 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 37% (7= of 8) 2015 A-levels Students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 68% resulting in A*-C grades; 42% resulted A*-B grades. Headteacher Dylan Davies Chair Peter Kyle Inspection December 3 2014 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Students’ achievement has improved since the last inspection, but progress in some classes, year groups and subjects, including mathematics, is not good enough.”; “The gap in achievement between different groups of students is too variable. Disadvantaged students are not catching up with their peers at consistent rates.”; “Senior leaders and governors hold an over-generous view of students’ behaviour. They have not ensured that teachers have high enough expectations for good behaviour.”; “Some students do not take note of the academy’s clear message that using the word ‘gay’ as an insult is not acceptable.”; “Senior leaders know which teachers need support to improve and are making sure the training and coaching provided for these teachers are effective.” “Students typically make good progress in English.”; “Students’ attendance is in line with that seen nationally.”

CardinalNewman CatholicSchool The Upper Drive Hove BN3 6ND 01273 558551 reception@cncs.co.uk www.cardinalnewman.fluencycms.co.uk Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic Pupils (11-18) 2,224 Absence 4.6% Free school meals 9.4% Special needs 8.9% English not as first language 17.1% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 65.3% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 342 Five or more good GCSEs: 62% (2 of 9) EBacc: 37% (1 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 63% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 73% (1 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 69% (1 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 66% (2 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 59% (3 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 56% (3 of 7) 2015 A-levels The percentage of students receiving A*-C grades increased to 75.6%, with one in five entries resulting in A* or A grades. 2014 A-levels A-level students: 156 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 16% (1 of 4) A-level points per student: 730 (1 of 4) 2013 Points per student: 686.1 2012 Points per student: 724 2011 Points per student: 744.7 2010 Points per student: 726.4 2009 Points per student: 716.6

“The school provides a good education, including in the sixth form. Most students thrive in the safe, caring learning environment and mature into well-rounded, responsible and considerate young people. Ambitious senior leaders recognise that, while teaching is good overall, there are inconsistencies in practice. Rightly, they pinpoint that this is the reason why the school is not yet outstanding.”; “Overall achievement is good. Generally, attainment is high including in specialist humanities subjects. In the sixth form, students’ achievement is improving with an increasing number securing higher grades at GCSE, AS and A level.”; “The quality of teaching is good. Most teachers exhibit good subject knowledge and work effectively to challenge and engage students through a range of well- sequenced activities. Pockets of weaker practice were identified, particularly in science.”

DorothyStringerSchool Loder Road Brighton BN1 6PZ 01273 852222 office@dorothy-stringer.co.uk gateway.dorothy-stringer.co.uk/public/ds/ pages/home.aspx Community Pupils (11-16) 1,638 Absence 4.9% Free school meals 8.8% Special needs 5.2% English not as first language 5.6% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 72.8% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 325 Five or more good GCSEs: 65% (1 of 9) EBacc: 26% (3 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 69%

Headteacher Dr James Kilmartin Chair Domenica Maxted

2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 72% (2= of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 67% (2 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 74% (1 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 63% (2 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 66% (1 of 7)

Inspection May 23 2012 Overall effectiveness Good

Headteacher Richard Bradford Chair Derek Swindells

Inspection December 4 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils achieve well. GCSE results are consistently above national averages and improving. The great majority of pupils make good progress from their different starting points.”; “There have been significant improvements in the provision for pupils with additional needs. As a result those pupils make good, and sometimes outstanding, progress from their starting points.”; “Teaching is mostly good and sometimes outstanding. Good provision is made for teachers to continue to improve their skills.”; “The quality of teaching is not yet consistently good or better.”

HoveParkSchooland SixthFormCentre Nevill Road Hove BN3 7BN 01273 295000 office@hovepark.org.uk www.hovepark.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (11-18) 1,631 Absence 5.8% Free school meals 15.2% Special needs 6.3% English not as first language 15.9% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 61% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 290 Five or more good GCSEs: 61% (3 of 9) EBacc: 33% (2 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 63% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 65% (4 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 61% (3= of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 44% (6 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 41% (6 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 27% (7 of 7) 2015 A-levels With 62 A-level students, 60% achieved A* to C grades; 32% gained A*- B. Two students achieved three A* grades; the pass rate was 98.4%.

Inspection February 7 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “The school has gone from strength to strength since the last inspection. Results for Year 11 students have improved significantly year-onyear so that the proportion of A* to C grades is now in line with national averages and progress across a very large majority of subjects is good with evidence of further improvement.”; “The rapid improvement in students’ achievement is a direct result of the transformation in teaching, which is now good and in some cases outstanding.”; “Students recognise and appreciate the positive changes in the school and say that this has helped to improve their achievement and their behaviour. Behaviour is good, attendance is improving rapidly and exclusions are falling.”; “Achievement is not yet outstanding because students do not use their numeracy skills as well as they use their literacy skills.”

King’sSchool High Street Portslade, Brighton BN41 2PG 01273 840004 info@kingsschoolhove.org.uk www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk Free School, Christian Pupils (11-19) 70 Absence 4.9% Free school meals 17.1% Special needs 4.3% English not as first language 5.7% Headteacher Helen Mackinlay (Sarah Price on maternity leave) Chair Katherine Laux Opened on September 2 2013 Inspection June 9 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “School leaders and governors have a clear and uncompromising vision for the school that promotes the achievement of every student within a caring community. Leaders have established a highly positive ethos which is helping to drive further improvement.”; “Governance is excellent. Governors use their wide-ranging skills to the best advantage of the school. They know where the best teaching resides and provide very effective challenge and support for school leaders.”; “Highlyeffective support from the Russell Education Trust has helped improve all aspects of the school’s work. The school is progressing well towards the founding governors’ ambition for an inclusive, high quality school based on Christian principles.”; “Teaching is not yet leading to outstanding achievement for all students. The most-able students do not make as much progress as they could because they are not always sufficiently challenged.”


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Falmer Road Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7FR 01273 304086 admin@longhill.org.uk www.longhill.org.uk Community Pupils (11-16) 1,146 Absence 6% Free school meals 21.7% Special needs 14.5% English not as first language 3.6% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 48% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 240 Five or more good GCSEs: 50% (6 of 9) EBacc: 15% (7 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 50% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 50% (8 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 45% (7 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 37% (7= of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 43% (5 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 41% (5 of 7) Headteacher Haydn Stride Chair Martin Andrews Inspection October 22 2013 Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “Too few students, particularly those eligible for the pupil premium, make the expected progress in English and

mathematics.”; “Teachers sometimes do not use questioning sufficiently well to check students’ understanding or to extend their learning.”; “Some teachers do not plan work that matches students’ different abilities.”; “The early entry of students for GCSE English language has not helped them to attain the highest grades at GCSE.”; “Some students make better than expected progress in English and mathematics.”; “The 2013 GCSE results demonstrate a significant improvement in the percentage of students making the expected progress in mathematics.”

PatchamHighSchool Ladies’ Mile Road Brighton BN1 8PB 01273 503908 contactus@patchamhigh.org.uk www.patchamhigh.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community Pupils (11-16) 1,026 Absence 6.1% Free school meals 12.6% Special needs 11.1% English not as first language 3.5% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 59.2% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 200 Five or more good GCSEs: 47% (8 of 9) EBacc: 20% (5 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 47%

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| Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 55% (7 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 57% (5 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 51% (5 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 37% (7 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 37% (6 of 7) Headteacher Paula Sargent Chair Tracy Edwards Inspection February 27 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “This is a rapidly improving school which increasingly meets the needs of all its students. It is very well led and managed with strong governance.”; “There is an impressive range of support, courses and opportunities for students.”; “Students now achieve well, gaining GCSE results in line with national averages and, in some subjects, notably English, well above them.”; “The school’s strong focus on literacy is helping prepare students for the next stage of their education.”; “Teaching is now good, with some outstanding practice. Teachers have good subject knowledge and use an impressive range of strategies to motivate and engage students.”; “Teachers’ marking does not always show students how to improve their work.”

PortsladeAldridge CommunityAcademy Chalky Road, Portslade Brighton BN41 2WS 01273 416300 contact@paca.uk.com www.paca.uk.com

Academy Pupils (11-19) 649 Absence 6.5% Free school meals 17.2% Special needs 14.3% English not as first language 5.7% 2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 63% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 151 Five or more good GCSEs: 51% (5 of 9) EBacc: 10% (8 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 61% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 60% (6 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 38% (9 of 9) 2015 A-levels The school reported a 26% increase in students achieving A*-B grades; the pass rate was 99%; 55% of students achieved A*-B grades and 96% achieved A*-C. 2014 A-levels A-level students: 13 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 8% (2 of 4) A-level points per student: 631.9 (2 of 4) 2013 Points per student: 644 (4 of 4) 2012 Points per student: 542.8 Headteacher Katie Scott Chair Zenna Atkins Inspection November 13 2014

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Overall effectiveness Requires improvement “The quality of teaching is inconsistent in the academy. This is impacting on the standards in mathematics, history, music, media studies and photography, as expectations are not high enough.”; “Marking is not good enough and does not help students to improve their work.”; “The data that the academy uses to monitor the progress of all groups of students is not presented sharply enough. It does not help teachers to plan effectively nor does it show how all students are progressing from their starting points.”; “The sixth form has not provided adequate guidance to students when making their subject choices. This has led to poor standards in academic subjects and students not completing their courses.”; “The governing body and the academy sponsors are providing effective leadership. Their guidance has supported the rigorous planning and monitoring needed to make the necessary improvements.”

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2015 GCSEs Five or more good GCSEs: 58.1% 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 265 Five or more good GCSEs: 49% (7 of 9) EBacc: 18% (6 of 9) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 51% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 64% (5 of 9) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 56% (6 of 9) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 55% (4 of 8) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 58% (4 of 7) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 47% (4 of 7) Headteacher William Deighan Chair Jon Dee Inspection July 11 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Students achieve well and the progress of different groups is improving rapidly.”; “The headteacher has restructured the leadership team, raised expectations and implemented new policies and procedures. This is improving the quality of teaching and so raising students’ achievement.”; “Teaching is good, with some that is outstanding. Teachers develop good working relationships in the classroom and have high expectations of their students.”; “The proportion of outstanding teaching is not high enough. In some lessons, not all students are set work at the right level of difficulty or are provided with enough opportunities to work independently.”


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20 | Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College 205 Dyke Road Hove BN3 6EG 01273 552200 info@bhasvic.ac.uk www.bhasvic.ac.uk Sixth-form college Students (16-18) 2,270 2015 A-levels BHASVIC celebrated another excellent year of results, with pass rate of 98%. Of the 1,088 students who took A-levels, 65.7% of the grades they achieved were A* or B. A totla of 81 students gained three or more A grades, with five students achieving four A*s; 37 students were offered places at Oxford or Cambridge, which was a record for BHASVIC. 2014 A-levels A-levelstudents:892 AtleastthreewithAABinkeysubjects: 17% A-levelpointsperstudent:809.8 2013 Pointsperstudent:796.1 2012Pointsperstudent:804.4 2011 Pointsperstudent: 821.7 2010 Pointsperstudent: 812 2009Pointsperstudent:790.7

college, and some exceptional progress, with most reaching a higher level of attainment than might be expected from their starting points. This added value is a consistently strong feature of the college’s work.”; “The college’s overall success rate for AS and A-level learners, by far the largest cohort, is high, and consistently significantly better than the national average for similar colleges.”; “The overall standard of learners’ work is good, and outstanding on many courses. Learners attend very well and often make very rapid progress, even early in their courses, and produce work well above expected standards.”; “Very good curriculum management ensures that teaching and learning are outstanding. A particularly wide and diverse range of teaching approaches is successfully employed to interest and enthuse learners, resulting in excellent outcomes.”

Varndean College Surrenden Road Brighton BN1 6WQ 01273 508011 office@varndean.ac.uk www.varndean.ac.uk Sixth-form college Students (16-18) 1,436

Principal Christopher Thomson Chair Peter Freeman Inspection October 9 2012 OveralleffectivenessOutstanding “Learners make excellent progress at the

2015 A-levels Students at Varndean College achieved outstanding results and Dr Philip Harland, the principal, said he was “delighted”. With an overall pass rate of 98%, 52% of students achieved A* or B grades, with 78%

achieving A*-C. Two-thirds of 40 A-level subjects recorded a 100% pass rate; these included fine art, graphic design, textiles, and photography. 2014 A-levels A-level students: 451 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 4% A-level points per student: 749.1 2013 Points per student: 721.8 2012 Points per student: 769.8 2011 Points per student: 756.9 2010 Points per student: 780.9 2009 Pointsperstudent: 716.4 Principal Dr Philip Hartland Chair Janice Robinson Inspection September 25 2012 OveralleffectivenessGood “Students make good progress and many achieve better than would be expected.”; “Most students complete their course successfully and move on to higher level courses, with a large number going to higher education, including many to prestigious universities.”; “Students develop good skills and knowledge and produce work of a high standard.”; “Enthusiastic and skilled teachers plan and deliver lessons thoughtfully and imaginatively, enabling students to be successful.”; “Students appreciate the strong support from staff, which promotes learning and enables them to develop positive working relationships with each other.”; “Students benefit from the creative and vibrant classroom displays, interesting teaching materials

and the comprehensive virtual learning environment (VLE).”; “Too many students do not complete their course successfully, particularly adults on foundation level programmes.”; “Not enough teaching and learning sessions are outstanding in the use of questioning to support, challenge and inspire all students.”

City College Brighton and Hove Pelham Street Brighton BN1 4FA 01273 667788 info@ccb.ac.uk www.ccb.ac.uk General further education college Students (16-18) 1,975 Principal Monica Box (interim) Chair Julie Nurney Inspection June 6 2011 Overalleffectiveness Good “City College is a good college, with outstanding leadership and management and with outstanding capacity to sustain, and make further, improvements. It has made significant progress since the previous inspection. Learners are at the centre of its work and ambitions and they have good opportunities to express their views, which are listened to. Quality improvement arrangements, including the college’s self-assessment of its own strengths and weaknesses, are outstanding.”; “Learners achieve

City College Brighton AND Hove

Hove College Stuart House 48 Cromwell Road Brighton BN3 3ER courses@hovecollege.co.uk www.hovecollege.co.uk Private further education college Students (18+) 47 Brighton’s college of creativity, part of the British Study Centres group and a member of Study UK. Founded in 1977, Hove College has successfully prepared thousands of individuals for rewarding careers in both the UK and worldwide. The college specialises in cutting-edge ‘new media’ business and design training built around skills that are in real demand in the commercial world. Principal Jeffrey Taylor ISI Inspection November 8 2011 “The college’s declared aims are well met by the range of new media and business qualification, which successfully meet the aspiration of their students. It delivers a high level of educational provision supported by appropriate policies. Students make good progress and achievement rates are high. Initial and diagnostic assessment of students is appropriate and teachers use this information effectively. The majority of classes include good teaching and learning which ensure students develop their skills through realistic work-related activities. Students’ work is of a high standard and assessment practices are well organised.’’

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good outcomes and enjoy their learning. Overall college outcomes on further education courses, both for young and adult learners, are good, and continue to improve. Learners’ success, taking into account their pass rates and how many complete their courses, is significantly better than the national average for similar colleges. Outcomes for learners following apprenticeship and Train to Gain courses are satisfactory overall. Learners’ skills and standards of work are good and sometimes outstanding, especially in their practical work. They often make good or better progress on their courses. Many continue with their studies to higher levels, often at the college. Learners feel very safe in the college and the college’s arrangements for safeguarding learners are outstanding.”; “Learners’ attainment of qualifications is good. Learner responsive success rates have significantly improved since the previous inspection and are well above the national average for general further education colleges. They are also better than the average for colleges with similar levels of social and economic deprivation.”; “Learners’ outcomes for work-based learning programmes are satisfactory overall. The proportion of learners who achieve the full apprenticeship framework is just above national rates, as is the proportion achieving within agreed timescales. Train to Gain outcomes are satisfactory, but the rate for successful completion within agreed timescales remains below the national average.”

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Brighton and Hove High School Junior School Montpelier Road Brighton BN1 3AT 01273 280200 enquiries@bhhs.gdst.net www.bhhs.gdst.net Girls (3-11) 233 IAPS, GSA Termly fees £2,155 to £3,105 Headteacher Sian Cattaneo ISI Inspection January 18 2011 “The school is highly successful in meeting its aims to provide a high quality, broadly based education for girls in a happy, stimulating and safe environment, supported by a strong pastoral system. From the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) onwards pupils of all ages and abilities show good achievement in both curricular work and extra-curricular activities such as dance, music, drama, and netball. The standard of artwork displayed around the school is exceptional in quality. Pupils throughout the school learn well. They are highly motivated, effective learners who enjoy their work. They focus fully in lessons and in tasks undertaken independently. They display proficiency in all subject skills and demonstrate good subject knowledge. Pupils from the EYFS to the sixth-form are articulate and express themselves with confidence. Teaching in both junior and senior schools is good, and sometimes, excellent. Pupils are inspired by their teachers to achieve success. In many subjects provision is made to extend the more able but this good practice is not extended to all areas. Assessment and marking are good in the junior school but marking requires greater consistency of approach in the senior school.”

Brighton College Prep School Walpole Lodge Walpole Road Brighton BN2 0EU 01273 704210 paprep@brightoncollege.net www.brightoncollege.org.uk/prepschool Pupils (8-13) 300 IAPS Termly fees £4,750 to £5,880 Headteacher Harry Hastings Chair Lord Skidelsky ISI Inspection April 21 2015 “The overall quality of the pupils’ achievement is excellent. The pupils develop their knowledge, understanding and skills highly effectively across a broad range of subjects and activities. They fully embrace the school’s unofficial motto ‘be the best you’. The rich curriculum and the excellent programme of extra-curricular activities carefully support the needs of those of different abilities and ages. Achievements are particularly notable in literacy and mathematics. Activities give pupils a choice based on their interests and skills, building on the school’s objectives to create a happy, stimulating, safe and secure school environment where

Brighton and Hove High School Junior School children will be encouraged to reach their full potential. The pupils’ success is also promoted by excellent teaching and their exemplary attitudes to learning, which contribute well to their progress. Teaching is particularly effective in motivating and enthusing pupils, and challenging them to think for themselves.”

The Dharma Primary School The White House Ladies’ Mile Road Patcham Brighton BN1 8TB 01273 502055 office@dharmaschool.co.uk www.dharmaschool.co.uk Pupils (3-11) 75 ISA, Buddhist Termly fees £2,135 Headteacher Clare Eddison ISI Inspection March 10 2015 “Achievement is sound. The school is not always successful in meeting some of its core objectives. Chilren in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) develop well because frequent checks on their progress mean teaching is planned to support them through the next step in their learning. Elsewhere, much of pupils’ learning is through a variety of practical experiences,

but these activities often take too long during lessons and do not develop in pupils a love of learning. Teaching is sound overall.”; “Pupils’ personal development is good because the frequent occasions when they talk about their feelings during pujas (class and whole school assemblies) mean they are emotionally literate. Pupils learn to listen to each other and to consider different perspectives which makes them compassionate and able to resolve conflict.”; “Relationships are strong and pupils are well supported in a nurturing environment.”; “Governance and leadership are sound.”

Drive Preparatory School 101 The Drive Hove BN3 6GE 01273 738444 enquiries@driveprep.co.uk www.driveprep.co.uk Pupils (3-16) 51 Termly fees £1,550 Headteacher Sue Parkinson Inspection February 9 2011 “The Drive Preparatory School provides a good quality of education and meets its aims. A parent echoes the views of the majority when saying, ‘Teaching staff demonstrate great devotion to pupils; my child is motivated to learn and enjoys

school.’ The good curriculum places a great emphasis on pupils’ personal development and well-being and so their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding, as is their behaviour. Good teaching and excellent day-today care ensure that pupils make good progress in their learning. Safeguarding arrangements are robust and the provision for pupils’ welfare, health and safety is good. The school has rectified all the areas of non-compliance identified in the last inspection and now meets all of the regulations for independent schools.”; “The good curriculum is exemplary in its breadth and balance and so provides each pupil with opportunities to find something at which they can excel. From Key Stage 2, it includes French and Spanish in addition to all the subjects of the National Curriculum.”

Lancing College Preparatory School The Droveway Hove BN3 6LU 01273 503452 hove@lancing.org.uk www.lancingcollege.co.uk Pupils (3-13) 244 IAPS Termly fees £238 to £4,765 Headteacher Alan Laurent

ISI Inspection March 10 2015 “Throughout the school, the pupils’ achievements and learning are excellent. The broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum provides well for pupils of all abilities. As a result, all pupils, including those with special educational needs (SEND) and English as an additional language (EAL), acquire excellent subject knowledge across a wide range of study and interests, especially science, sport, and the creative arts.” ; “The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent. They are confident and self-aware yet mindful of others’ needs. The Christian values of care and respect for others, inherent in the school’s foundation, are cornerstones of the school’s pastoral care. Pupils describe their school as a community. They adhere to the school’s own academic, behaviour, and citizen code and, as a result, they consistently demonstrate exemplary behaviour, try to achieve their best efforts and think of others.”

St Christopher’s School St Christopher’s School 33 New Church Road Hove BN3 4AD 01273 735404 office@stchristophershove.org.uk www.stchristophershove.org.uk Pupils (4-13) 284 IAPS

Termly day fees £2,625 to £3,865 Headteacher Julian Withers ISI Inspection October 19 2009 “The pupils’ educational experiences enable them to achieve very well academically in relation to their abilities. Across the school most pupils make good progress. Literacy standards are good. Pupils write fluently, both creatively and factually. Mathematical understanding is of a good quality. Pupils’ information and communication technology (ICT) skills are developing well and their use in cross-curricular activities is increasingly integrated into the wider curriculum. The quality of learning and standards of achievement have improved since the previous inspection and meet the school’s aim of enabling pupils to grow as individuals through hard work and careful study. Pupils are successful in their common entrance examinations to senior schools, many gaining awards and scholarships. Pupils identified with learning difficulties and/or disabilities have individual education plans (IEPs) and thoughtful planning ensures that they make good progress both in lessons and over periods of time. The school encourages and nurtures pupils’ talents outside lessons and through individual and group activities in all the creative arts, sport and academic pursuits; they achieve high levels of success locally and nationally.”


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How UK independent secondary schools performed Year 13 Exam Results 2015 Summary In the week following the publication of the Year 13 exam results, data was collected from 499 Independent Schools Council schools covering a total of 37,155 candidates. This is based on the first provisional data and is subject to change due to appeals and remarks. Visit http://www.isc.co.uk/research for more details.

Half of A Level entries awarded either A* or A

The proportion of entries from ISC pupils achieving an A* or A grade was 49.3% (nationally 25.9%).

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Percentage of entries

This year’s A Level exam results from 34,747 candidates at 484 ISC schools show that 18.5% of entries from ISC pupils were awarded an A* (nationally 8.2%).

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One in fourteen candidates at ISC schools achieve three or more A* grades While 6.1% of candidates (2,143 pupils) were awarded three or more A*s at A Level alone, when equivalent qualifications such as the IB and Pre-U are included, this figure jumps up to 7.0%.

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A Level candidates obtaining 3+ A* grades Candidates obtaining 3+ A* grades in A Levels or equivalent qualifications

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Over seventy percent of ISC schools had results for other Year 13 exams too ISC schools offer a diverse range of qualifications to complement pupils’ A Level subject choices. The Extended Project, completed by 8.6% of pupils at 55.1% of ISC schools, is often taken as a fourth subject in place of a standalone AS Level.

70.7% of schools reported results for exams other than A Levels. Alternative qualifications are increasing in popularity, with 4.1% of pupils taking a Pre-U, 1.9% taking a BTEC and 5.5% taking at least one IB subject. Candidates often take these qualifications alongside A Levels.

Proportion of ISC schools submitting: A Level results and other Year 13 exams

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Nearly a third of pupils taking the IB Diploma obtained 40 points or more

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6.5% of pupils at ISC schools chose not to take A Levels at all. The majority of these pupils took the International Baccalaureate instead.

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INDEPENDENT SECONDARY Termly day fees £6,410 to £8,580 Scholarships and bursaries Available 2015 A-levels Year 13 98 A-level entries 358 Grade A*, A or B 287 - 80.2% (3 of 4) Grade A* 76 - 21.2% (2 of 4) Grade A 120 - 33.5% (3 of 4) Grade B 91 - 25.4%

Bellerbys College

Bellerbys College Brighton 1 Billinton Way Brighton BN1 4LF 01273 339200 SMower@studygroup.com www.bellerbys.com Pupils (14-19) 808 ISA Type Day and full boarding Bellerbys College is a modern co-ed boarding school with exceptional facilities and a high level of pastoral care. Accommodation is provided on site in a purpose-built boarding facility for 378 students mainly in en-suite single rooms and also in homestays. The school offers wi-fi and interactive classrooms, an on-site cafeteria, internet cafe, and a well-stocked library. Termly boarding fees £8,050 to £13,730

2014 A-levels A-level students: 80 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 35% A-level points per studnt: 872.6 (4 of 4) Headteacher Simon Mower Inspection September 28 2010 “Bellerbys College successfully meets its core aim. It provides a good quality of education which enables most students to make good progress and to move into the higher education system in the United Kingdom, exemplified by the good results achieved in public examinations and the vast majority of older students securing places at university. Teachers show commitment to their students, who affirm that they appreciate the unstinting support provided by the staff. Systems for monitoring students’ academic progress are outstanding.”

Brighton and Hove High School Montpelier Road Brighton BN1 3AT

| Brighton & Hove Independent | Education | Autumn 2015 | www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk | 01273 734112 enquiries@bhhs.gdst.net www.bhhs.gdst.net Girls (11-18) 369 IAPS, GSA Type Day Brighton and Hove High School is one of 29 schools that form part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). “Our values have held true for 133 years a curriculum that is not just based on delivering excellent examination results but also committed to allowing the whole child to flourish. We aim to bring out the best in every girl so that she can achieve her individual full potential.” Termly day fees £4,232 to £4,358 Scholarships and bursaries Available 2015 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 66 Five or more GCSEs A*-C: 95% (3 of 4) Grades A*, A or B 82.2% (3 of 4) Grades A* 23.9% (3 of 4) Grades A* or A 56.2% (3 of 4) 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 71 Five or more GCSEs: 97% (2 of 4) EBacc: 68% (2 of 4) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 97% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs 94% (2 of 4) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs 96% (2 of 4) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs 91% (3 of 4)

2015 A-levels Year 13 34 A-level entries 101 Grade A*, A or B 78 - 77.2% (2 of 4) Grade A* 17 - 16.8% (4 of 4) Grade A 31 - 39.7% (2 of 4) Grade B 30 - 29.7% 2014 A-levels A-level students: 33 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 36% (3 of 4) A-level points per student: 873 (3 of 4) 2013 Points per student 837.9 (4 of 4) 2012 Points per student 860.9 (4 of 4) 2011 Points per student 899.3 (4 of 4) 2010 Points per student 908.1 (4 of 4) 2009 Points per student 860.4 (4 of 4) Headteacher Jennifer Smith ISI Inspection January 18 2011 “The school is highly successful in meeting its aims to provide a high quality, broadly based education for girls in a happy, stimulating and safe environment, supported by a strong pastoral system. From the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) onwards pupils of all ages and abilities show good achievement in both curricular work and extra-curricular activities such as dance, music, drama, and netball. The standard of artwork displayed around the school is exceptional in quality. Pupils throughout the school learn well. They are highly motivated, effective learners who enjoy their work. They focus fully in lessons and

in tasks undertaken independently. They display proficiency in all subject skills and demonstrate good subject knowledge.”

Brighton College Eastern Road Brighton BN2 0AL 01273 704200 seniorsch@brightoncollege.net www.brightoncollege.org.uk Pupils (11-19) 1,055 HMC Type Day, full boarding, and weekly boarding Brighton College is a co-educational 11-18 day and boarding school. “The children are cheerful, balanced, at ease with themselves and each other yet excited and enthused by the challenges before them. Brighton College succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child.” Termly boarding fees £9,730 to £12,380 Termly day fees £4,900 to £7,080 Scholarships and bursaries Available 2015 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 182 Five or more GCSEs A*-C: 100% (1 of 4) Grades A*, A or B 99.8% (1 of 4) Grades A* 54.3% (1 of 4)

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Grades A* or A 92.3% (1 of 4) 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 179 Five or more GCSEs: 100% (1 of 4) EBacc: 78% (1 of 4) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 100% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs 100% (1 of 4) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs 100% (1 of 4) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs 100% (1 of 4) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs 99% (1 of 3) 2009 Five or more good GCSEs 99% 2015 A-levels Year 13 182 A-level entries 577 Grade A*, A or B 570 – 98.8% (1 of 4)) Grade A* 212 – 36.7% (1 of 4) Grade A 274 – 47.5% (1 of 4) Grade B 84 – 14.6% 2014 A-levels A-level students: 195 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 58% (1 of 4) A-level points per student: 966.2 (1 of 4) 2013 Points per student 1,011.1 (2 of 4) 2012 Points per student 1,019.8 (2 of 4) 2011 Points per student 1,016.1 (2 of 4) 2010 Points per student 1,007.7 (2 of 4) 2009 Points per student 940.3 (2 of 4) Headteacher Richard Cairns

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➤ Continued from page 25 ISI Inspection April 21 2015 “Throughout the age range, pupils are exceptionally well-educated in line with the school’s ambitious aims. The school is highly successful in preparing pupils for public examinations, as well as developing their breadth of knowledge and stimulating independent and enquiring minds. In this way, it has responded effectively to the recommendation of the previous inspection.”; “Pupils show unusually-high levels of knowledge, understanding and academic skills, appropriate to their age and ability. Results at GCSE and A-level over recent years have been exceptional, and above the national average for maintained selective schools.”; “Strong governance ensures that the school’s core values and sense of purpose are maintained and high standards achieved.”

Brighton Steiner School Roedean Road Brighton BN2 5RA 01273 386300 enquiries@brightonsteinerschool.org.uk www.brightonsteinerschool.org.uk Pupils (3-16) 188 Headteacher Not applicable 2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 15 Five or more good GCSEs: 33% (4 of 4) EBacc: 0% (4 of 4)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 33% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs 36% 2012 Five or more good GCSEs 38% 2011 Five or more good GCSEs 40% SIS Inspection June 18 2013 “Brighton Steiner School is active in pursuing the fulfilment of its aims, and has steadily improved since the last inspection. It has a number of good and excellent features, in particular its outstanding provision for the Early Years Foundation Stage. The provision for pupils’ welfare, health and safety has improved significantly and is good, as are the safeguarding arrangements. The curriculum is good and assessment is much improved. Teaching is now good and at times excellent. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of pupils is also excellent. Classroom management and premises and accommodation have all also improved. As a result pupils make good progress. Parents are very supportive of the school.”

Drive Preparatory School 101 The Drive Hove BN3 6GE 01273 738444 enquiries@driveprep.co.uk www.driveprep.co.uk Pupils (3-16) 44 Headteacher Sue Parkinson

2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 11 Five or more good GCSEs: 80% (3 of 4) EBacc: 50% (3 of 4) GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 80% 2013 Five or more good GCSEs 27% (4 of 4) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs 55% (4 of 4) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs 69% (4 of 4) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs 73% (2 of 3) Inspection February 9 2011 “The Drive Preparatory School provides a good quality of education and meets its aims. A parent echoes the views of the majority when saying, ‘Teaching staff demonstrate great devotion to pupils; my child is motivated to learn and enjoys school.’ The good curriculum places a great emphasis on pupils’ personal development and wellbeing and so their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding, as is their behaviour. Good teaching and excellent day- to-day care ensure that pupils make good progress in their learning. Safeguarding arrangements are robust and the provision for pupils’ welfare, health and safety is good. The school has rectified all the areas of noncompliance identified in the last inspection and now meets all of the regulations for independent schools.”

K-BIS Theatre School Clermont Hall Cumberland Road Brighton BN1 6SL 01273 566739 k-bis@live.co.uk

www.kbistheatreschool.co.uk Pupils (5-18) 21 Headteacher Marcia King Inspection January 13 2015 Overall effectiveness Good “Pupils make good progress from their starting points from a balanced curriculum of performing arts lessons and an appropriate range of academic subjects.”; “Good teaching fosters pupils’ intellectual, physical and creative effort so that they develop good communication, personal and social skills and excellent performance skills which inspire them to achieve well.”; “Provision in the sixth form is good. The curriculum is flexible, ensuring pupils have a range of subjects which suit their personal choice and include involvement in the performing arts, dance and musical sessions.”; “The quality of teaching is not always checked rigorously enough. The principal observes teaching informally, but this process does not include clear target setting or follow-on checks to help staff improve their teaching to be consistently outstanding.”

Roedean School Roedean Way Brighton BN2 5RQ 01273 667500 enquiries@roedean.co.uk www.roedean.co.uk Girls (11-18) 450 HMC, GSA

Brighton & Hove High School GDST For girls aged 3-18

Founded in 1885 as one of the first girls’ boarding schools in the country, Roedean’s vision – “looking outward, aiming high” – is “inspired by its stunning 40-acre setting to the east of Brighton and its extensive campus with spectacular views across the English Channel. Roedean girls discover the excitement of learning in the classroom, on the stage or sports field”. Termly boarding fees £7,630 to £11,200 Termly day fees £5,460 to £6,300

2014 A-levels A-level students: 79 At least three with AAB in key subjects: 38% (2 of 4) A-level points per student: 923.7 (2 of 4)

2015 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 44 Five or more GCSEs A*-C: 97.7% (3 of 4) Grades A*, A or B 86.4% (2 of 4) Grades A* 40.3% (2 of 4) Grades A* or A 69.1% (2 of 4)

Headteacher Oliver Blond

2014 GCSEs Number of Key Stage 4 students: 42 Five or more good GCSEs: NA EBacc: NA GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: NA 2013 Five or more good GCSEs 77% (3 of 4) 2012 Five or more good GCSEs 89% (3 of 4) 2011 Five or more good GCSEs 94% (2 of 4) 2010 Five or more good GCSEs 18% (3 of 3) 2015 A-levels Year 13 83 A-level entries 282 Grade A*, A or B 216 – 76.6% (4 of 4) Grade A* 55 – 19.5% (3 of 4) Grade A 98 – 34.8% (2 of 4) Grade B 63 – 22.3%

2013 Points per student 1,005 (3 of 4) 2012 Points per student 1,002.3 (3 of 4) 2011 Points per student 929.2 (3 of 4) 2010 Points per student 920.1 (3 of 4) 2009 Points per student 1,003.1 (1 of 4)

Inspection March 22 2011 “Girls’ achievement is good overall and for some it is outstanding. Consequently, the school meets its aim of promoting academic excellence as part of the broader context of education. Considerable success in examinations is combined with real enthusiasm for learning across the wide range of activities provided. Pupils have considerable linguistic skills and a strong grasp of mathematical concepts which enables them to be confident in oral work, to write analytically and to apply mathematics in subjects such as chemistry and physics. There was evidence of pupils’ creativity and sensitivity in a number of lessons. Notable examples were seen in art and English. Practical work is carried out skilfully in a Year 12 physics lesson pupils were confident in planning an electrical investigation and in beginning to take measurements using standard equipment independently. On leaving the school, substantial numbers gain places at their first choice of university.”

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is outstanding to ensure students make the best possible progress. Teachers are not yet consistently using the new technologies they have been provided with to accelerate students’ progress.”

The Cedar Centre Lynchet Close Hollingdean Brighton BN1 7FP 01273 558622 admin@cedarcentre.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.cedar.brighton-hove.dbprimary.com

St John’s School (Brighton)

Community special school Moderate learning difficulty Pupils (4-16) 78 Free school meals 48.7% English not as first language 7.7%

Firle Road Seaford BN25 2HU 01323 872940 reception.sch@st-johns.co.uk www.st-johns.co.uk

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Non-maintained special school, boarding Moderate and severe learning difficulty Pupils (7-19) 28

Inspection November 13 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “All pupils, including those in the primary hub, make good progress over time from their starting points.”; “Teaching is typically good. Teachers know pupils very well and plan lessons that are practical, interesting and that focus pupils on their learning.”; “An increasing number of pupils gain qualifications in English, mathematics and a range of vocational subjects that prepare them well for further education when they leave school.”; “Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Relationships with adults are excellent because the school cares for its pupils very well. Pupils feel safe in school.”; “Not enough teaching is outstanding. Teachers sometimes give the more-able pupils work that is too easy and they so do not always make the fast progress that they could.”

Downs Park School Foredown Road Portslade Brighton BN41 2FU 01273 417448 admin@downspark.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.downspark.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community special school Autistic spectrum disorder; moderate learning difficulty Pupils (4-16) 85 Free school meals 40% English not as first language 4.8% Headteacher Jackie Brooks Chair David Keegan Inspection October 14 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “All groups of pupils achieve well from very low starting points and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education or training. Nearly all pupils make at least the expected amount of progress.”; “School leaders, including governors, have high aspirations for what pupils can achieve, and plan well to turn these ambitions into reality. Parents and staff fully support these expectations.”; “Pupils behave well. They enjoy school and are often excited by the interesting activities they are asked to do in and out of lessons.”; “Pupils are not always given clear guidance on what they need to do next to improve their learning. Teachers do not always make sure that pupils make improvements to their work following teacher feedback and marking, especially in their writing.”

Headteacher Mark Hughes

Downs View Special School

Downs View Special School Warren Road Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6BB 01273 601680 admin@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community special school Visual impairment; moderate and severe learning difficulty; autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication Pupils (3-19) 119 Free school meals 41.9% English not as first language 12.7% Headteacher Adrian Carver Chair Jill Sawyer Inspection June 13 2012 Overall effectiveness Outstanding “Downs View is an outstanding special school which is extremely effective in meeting the complex and diverse needs of its pupils. The sixth form, known as the Link College, is also outstanding. Parents are overwhelmingly positive in their views of the school. One parent summed up the views of all: ‘Every child, whatever their challenges, achieves their potential at Downs View.’”; “Pupils make exceptional progress helped by exemplary care, guidance and support, which parents and carers assert is extended to the family as a whole. Pupils’ excellent progress is demonstrated in vast improvements in communication skills, mobility and, for those for whom it is appropriate, outstanding improvement in behaviour.”

Hearing impairment Pupils (5-19) 64 Free school meals 21.1% English not as first language 34.4% Headteacher David Couch Chair Charlotte Holtam Inspection July 3 2012 Overall effectiveness Good “Hamilton Lodge is a good school. The school has maintained its strengths and has improved its assessment and tracking system in particular since the last inspection. It provides effective opportunities for deaf pupils, enabling them to engage in and enjoy their learning. The school is not outstanding because the pace of learning in some classes is not rapid enough.”; “The vast majority of pupils, including those with additional special needs, achieve well. They make good progress, particularly in developing their signing skills, which enables them to communicate confidently. Progress in reading, writing and mathematics for younger pupils is good and reading skills are improving because of regular practice. Older pupils and students in the sixth form also achieve well with many attaining GCSEs and vocational courses by the age of 17.”

Hillside School Foredown Road Portslade Brighton BN41 2FU 01273 416979 admin@hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Walpole Road Brighton BN2 0LS 01273 682362 admin@hamiltonlsc.co.uk www.hamiltonlsc.co.uk

Community special school Visual impairment; severe learning difficulty; autistic spectrum disorder; behaviour, emotional and social difficulty; physical disability; speech, language and communication Pupils (4-16) 66 Free school meals 33.3% English not as first language 14.8%

Non-maintained special school boarding

Headteacher Rachel Burstow

Hamilton Lodge School for Deaf Children

Chair Marian Tipler Inspection October 22 2014 Overall effectiveness Outstanding “Hillside is an outstanding school where pupils are happy, feel safe and make rapid progress. They feel valued and cared for.”; “Leaders’ very high expectations, together with excellent opportunities for staff development, have resulted in outstanding teaching and achievement.”; “Achievement is outstanding because almost all pupils make at least expected progress and the majority make more than expected progress over time.”; “The subjects the school teaches are closely matched to the needs of the pupils and this prepares them very well for their next stage in education.”; “Not all teachers give pupils their next steps in a way that can be easily understood. The environment is not consistently stimulating in all classrooms.”

Homewood College Queensdown School Road, off Lewes Road Brighton BN1 7LA 01273 604472 admin@homewood.brighton-hove.sch.uk www.homewood.brighton-hove.sch.uk Community special school Behaviour, emotional and social difficulty Pupils (11-16) 42 Free school meals 54.8% English not as first language 0% Headteacher Simon Charleton Chair Elizabeth Wylie Inspection March 14 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Strong leadership provided by the headteacher has led to ever-improving outcomes and many benefits for the students.”; “The headteacher has been very well supported by the staff and the governing body in the quest to secure improvements.”; “The achievements of most students are good. Their prior achievements are well below average for their age, reflecting their previously

negative attitudes to education and their poor attendance records. Attitudes often change quickly and current outcomes are closer to national averages.”; “Teaching is consistently good, with some that is outstanding. This makes a significant contribution to the students’ good progress and helps most to make big strides in their reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills.”; “Achievement is not yet outstanding because in some lessons students are not offered enough opportunities to assess their work by discussing what they have learnt and how to work on improving their work.”

Patcham House Special School 7 Old London Road Patcham Brighton BN1 8XR 01273 551028 office@patchamhouse.brighton-hove. sch.uk www.patcham.brighton-hove.dbprimary. com Community special school Physical disability; other Pupils (11-16) 40 Free school meals 60% English not as first language 7.5% Headteacher Gayle Adam Chair David Keegan Inspection November 13 2013 Overall effectiveness Good “Students’ achievement is good, so that by the time they leave school in Year 11 they are well prepared for further education or training.”; “Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. Adults in the classroom work well as teams.”; “Behaviour in lessons and around school is good. It is well managed, with very good relationships between adults and students. Students value the support they get from the adults, including their key worker and the opportunities they have to make friends with other students at the school.”; “Not enough of the teaching

Inspection January 21 2014 Overall effectiveness Good “Students achieve well at St John’s, improving their academic performance and developing into confident and articulate young adults. They are well prepared for the next stage of their life, usually moving on to a further education college.”; “Teaching is good, marked by effective teamwork across all the adults involved in the students’ education.”; “Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. The excellent relationships that staff have with the students help them to manage behaviour well when necessary. Students’ safety, care and well-being are good.”; “Not enough of the teaching is outstanding. Teachers’ marking does not give students sufficient guidance on what they have to do to improve. Teachers’ planning does not provide students with sufficient opportunities to make their own informed choices or to develop more advanced life skills without support from the adults.”

The Lioncare School 87 Payne Avenue Hove BN3 5HD 01273 734164 admin@lioncare.co.uk www.lioncare.co.uk Independent special school Behaviour, emotional and social difficulty Pupils (6-16) 28 Headteacher Sara Fletcher Inspection June 2 2015 “With calm determination, the headteacher has built a persuasive vision for the school which staff and students have embraced. As a result, during their time at the school, students make good gains in their learning.”; “Students join the school with a history of fragmented school attendance and very significant gaps in their academic learning and social development. Despite this, during their time at the Lioncare they achieve well and grow to value greatly what the school can offer.”; “Students’ behaviour is good. Over time teachers and other adults work skilfully to help students rebuild their learning and self-esteem.”; “Teachers and other adults are excellent role models. Their calm and consistent approach to their interactions with students ensures that students new to the Lioncare quickly improve their social skills and coping mechanisms.”; “Teaching is not yet leading to outstanding achievement.”


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