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By any standards an outstanding school – if all state schools were as good as this, the HMC would be a much slimmer body. 'About 97 per cent of the pupils want to be taught,' said one teacher. It shows,...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Italian at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says

By any standards an outstanding school – if all state schools were as good as this, the HMC would be a much slimmer body. 'About 97 per cent of the pupils want to be taught,' said one teacher. It shows, but without any dampening of youthful noise and energy. Moving about the school the decibel count is healthy; once lessons begin...


Since 2013, Matthew Leeming. Educated at Westminster School and St John's College, Durham. Taught geography at schools in Liverpool, Lincolnshire and Peterborough before moving to Hampshire. Spent six years as deputy headteacher at Brookfield Community School, then appointed headteacher of Crofton School in Stubbington. Married, with two children.

Academic Matters

Impressive results considering not an academically selected hothouse. In 2015, 76 per cent of pupils got 5+ A*-C at GCSE including maths and English and 39

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Special Education Needs

The school has a well established and highly regarded Resourced Provision for pupils with physical disabilities. There are usually about a dozen wheelchair users at any one time and they are fully integrated into the life of the school. Admission to the Resourced Provision is controlled by Hampshire County Council. The school also has a highly effective Learning Support team, with experience of a wide variety of needs. The emphasis is on supporting pupils in mainstream classes, but there are some small withdrawal groups, particularly for literacy.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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 Y
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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