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  • St Olave's Grammar School
    Goddington Lane
    Orpington
    Kent
    BR6 9SH
  • Head: Mr Aydin Onak
  • T 01689 820101
  • F 01689 897943
  • E office@saintolaves.net
  • W www.saintolaves.net
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bromley
  • Pupils: 1,011
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: October, June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd July 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th February 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

By any measure, St Olave's results are top-notch, and for the bright, motivated boy who is prepared to knuckle down, this school is an excellent fit. As one parent put it, 'Very good, very impressive, very supportive. And we haven't...

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What the school says...

Entrance criteria as follows: Age 11 English & Maths tests. At age 16, 8 B grades gained by the start of the sixth form term.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

By any measure, St Olave's results are top-notch, and for the bright, motivated boy who is prepared to knuckle down, this school is an excellent fit. As one parent put it, 'Very good, very impressive, very supportive. And we haven't had to pay for it.'

Headmaster

Since 2010 Mr Aydin Önaç (50s) BMus BSc ARCM FRSA. A grammar school boy himself, who grew up on a council estate in Derby. Trained at the Royal College of Music as a pianist and still devotes several hours each week to the piano, but found it impossible to make a living as a musician and took a maths degree at UCL instead. After a short spell in the City, he found his vocation as a maths teacher, got a job at Hemel Hempstead, and began a rapid rise to the...

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Special Education Needs

There is a teacher with responsibility for the coordination of the special needs and support programme in the school. This Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is involved in the process of identifying and supporting those pupils who have specific learning difficulties. The SENCO oversees support for any statemented pupils and arranges liaison between the pupil, the school, the LA services and parents. A Governor has the allocated role of being the link with the SENCO. There is regular training for all staff on issues of special needs education.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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