- Hammersmith Academy
25 Cathnor Road
- Head: Gary Kynaston
- T 020 8222 6000
- E [email protected]
- W hammersmithacademy.org
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hammersmith & Fulham
- Pupils: 828
- Religion: Does not apply
- Open days: October
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 1st March 2017
- 2 Full inspection 7th February 2013
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Hammersmith Academy is a non-denominational, all-ability, co-educational secondary school, with specialisms in Creative & Digital Media and IT.
The Academy aims to develop the talents of all its students to the full and to raise educational standards, through excellent teaching and the innovative use of IT. We believe every student can achieve their full potential and that we inspire each other to be outstanding. We have high expectations for attendance, uniform, behaviour and attitude to learning.
Our dynamic curriculum is both traditional and rigorous, inspiring interest, developing skills and knowledge, and igniting our learners passions. Our small class sizes allow more interaction between students and teachers, and the extended day (8.30am-4pm) enables more time to be devoted to each subject.
The Academy is based in a specialist four storey building which boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a Theatre, Drama and Dance studios, Digital Editing and IT suites, Library, Fitness Suite, four-bay Sports Hall, outdoor Astroturf area, modern practical art and design, science and technology spaces, and modern classrooms.
Hammersmith Academy has developed a no excuses culture, where high expectations, high aspirations and success are the norm and where everyone is proud to be an HA learner. We believe that every student can achieve their full potential and that we inspire each other to be outstanding. ...Read more
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Results by exam and subject
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
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.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year