Newstead Wood School A GSG School
- Newstead Wood School
- Head: Mr Nicholas Webb
- T 01689 853626
- F 01689 853315
- E office@newstea…bromley.sch.uk
- W www.newsteadwo…bromley.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Bromley
- Pupils: 975
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Last Saturday in September
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 5th September 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th May 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Said one parent, 'If they're really not up to and up for it, they won't enjoy it' - ie you need to be self-motivated rather than coached to get here. From a range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. 'They stand...
What the school says...
Newstead Wood School is a hardworking, fun and caring school with a passion for learning, personal development and an outstanding record of achievement. We are exceptionally proud of our students. They are bright and happy young people who enjoy being at school, each bringing unique talents to our community. Supporting their academic studies, we offer a great many extra-curricular activities including fieldwork, exchanges, conferences, lecture programmes, masterclasses and opportunities for leadership, locally, nationally and beyond. Newstead Wood students have freedom and security to be themselves, and many opportunities to follow their interests and aspirations. We know them as individuals and support them to grow as thinking young people and active citizens, ready to take positions of responsibility and leadership on leaving school. We have high expectations and encourage students to be self-motivated so that learning arises naturally through enquiry and research, across different subjects. We know that lively minds come to us well stocked and able to think divergently. Our staff understand very able and gifted students and encourage the appreciation and acceptance of different abilities. Entrance criteria as follows: Must live within 9 mile radius of school. Entrance Exam in September in VR and non VR. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Music at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Critical Thinking at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Untranslated Literature at an English Grammar School (IBO Higher level component)
- Best performance by Girls taking Computer Appreciation at an English Grammar School (OCR National First Award at Level 2)
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide saysSaid one parent, 'If they're really not up to and up for it, they won't enjoy it' - ie you need to be self-motivated rather than coached to get here. From a range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. 'They stand out for being bright, self-confident and just getting on with it,' says one business.
Nicholas Webb BA PGCE, previously deputy head. Degree in chemistry and geology; worked around the world for a variety of gas and oil companies before training as a teacher. Has taught chemistry and physics in a variety of schools.
Not so much an academic hothouse as the sort of place where if you don't work reasonably hard you're the odd one out. School places great emphasis on staff and pupils 'co-constructing' the learning experience and on staff leadership and development –
Special Education Needs
This is a highly selective school where students perform to high academic standards. Information from the girls' previous schools and our own screening in year 7 identifies any specific learning needs, which can then be addressed either through in-house provision or by the use of external support and guidance. The school has a nurse and a counsellor.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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