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  • Acland Burghley School
    Burghley Road
    NW5 1UJ
  • Head: Mr Nicholas John
  • T 020 7485 8515
  • F 020 7284 3462
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.aclandburg…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Camden
  • Pupils: 1,174; sixth formers: 271; part of LaSWAP sixth form consortium
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: Please see school website for details.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th March 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 9th February 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This school is artistic on every level. ‘If your son doesn’t want to dance, this isn’t the school for him,’ one parent told us. ‘No room for alpha males here,’ said another. ‘It’s the best school for art in the world,’ said one pupil, and judging by the quality and quantity of artwork displayed, we would be hard pushed to disagree. A very urban school, situated in the side streets of Tufnell Park – once gritty, but nowadays showing a hint of Camden cool...

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Since 2015, Nicholas John. Read classics at Oxford, followed by a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University and then a NPQH. His first teaching job was at Springwood High School, a mixed comprehensive in King’s Lynn, followed by a post as second in the English department at Rosemary Muskar High School, and then head of faculty at Great Yarmouth High School for the next five years. In 2009 he got his first senior leadership position as deputy head of St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets, where he helped the school rise in the Ofsted ranks from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ in less than four years. GCSE results also improved significantly. During this time he also did some consultancy work for struggling schools in Brent and Greenwich.

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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We do not want to elaborate on our SEN provision. GSG adds - as a state school they must adhere to The SEN Code of Practice. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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

Interpreting catchment maps

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Further reading

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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