Saffron Walden County High School A GSG School
- Saffron Walden County High School
Audley End Road
- Head: Caroline Derbyshire
- T 01799 513030
- F 01799 513031
- E email@example.com
- W www.swchs.net
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Essex
- Pupils: 2100
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th May 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st February 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Teachers a particularly dedicated bunch – maths department holds maths surgeries for all twice a week during lunch breaks, while many staff lead D of E expeditions at weekends. Extensive grounds, including a grass cricket square, pavilion, tennis courts, Astroturf...
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2011.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Geology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
What The Good Schools Guide saysTeachers a particularly dedicated bunch – maths department holds maths surgeries for all twice a week during lunch breaks, while many staff lead D of E expeditions at weekends. Extensive grounds, including a grass cricket square, pavilion, tennis courts, Astroturf and own farm with cattle and sheep. In springtime pupils can see lambs gambolling in the paddock from the rugby and hockey pitches.
Since January 2016, Caroline Derbyshire, previously executive principal of the Chilford Hundred Education Trust, and before that deputy head at Saffron Walden. She is executive head of the Saffron Academy Trust, which includes several other local schools.
School sets ‘pretty rigorously’ across all core subjects. Ten sets per year group. Pupils set for maths and English from year 7, for languages (all study French and German at key stage 3) from year 8...