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Not every 16-year-old is ideally suited to the self-motivation required by an academic sixth form college, but here high expectations are supported by a well-thought-out tutorial system and plenty of individual guidance. All creeds, colours, dress codes, hair colour, piercings welcome (well, maybe piercings not ‘welcome’, but they’re there). One student told us: ‘I never feel we are judged on anything here. We know grades matter, but that’s really it.’ Another student told us: ‘I’ve never been as happy as I am coming here. I used to…

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  • Woodhouse College
    Woodhouse Road
    N12 9EY
  • Head: Sugra Alibhai
  • T 020 8445 1210
  • F 020 8445 5210
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Woodhouse College is a popular state sixth form college for boys and girls aged from 16 to 19 in London. Interested in an honest insight? Read the Woodhouse College review and find out more.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1,502
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Woodhouse College is a highly popular and successful Sixth Form College on a pleasant campus in North London. Our success rates and A/B pass rates at A Level regularly put us in the top five colleges in England.

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Since 2021, Sugra Alibhai, also CEO of the newly established Frontier Learning Trust, comprising Woodhouse College and the new Imperial College London Mathematics School, which aims to open in 2023. Previously vice principal and head of sixth form at Isaac Newton Academy. Master’s degree in economics from Edinburgh.

Grew up in northwest London where she was acutely aware that her parents did not have the same opportunities as her. ‘My mum grew up in Uganda and she had to leave school at a young age because my grandfather had passed away. She needed to work. I see the power of education to change lives and having that perspective is why I got into teaching.’

Priority is given to applicants from two local partner secondary schools, The Archer Academy (around 70 places per year) and Friern Barnet (roughly 20...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is part of our policy of providing an excellent range of support services for students to facilitate the best possible learning environment. ALS is extra help available to any student who has a different or additional learning need. This can include individual study support; dyslexia screening and assessment; assistive technology; and access arrangements. We also deliver cross-college workshops and events on study skills, personal statement writing, exam skills and a peer mentoring programme

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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