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  • Heathside School (Weybridge)
    Brooklands Lane
    KT13 8UZ
  • Head: Mr Gareth Lewis
  • T 01932 846162
  • F 01932 828142
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 1,257; sixth formers: 202
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Check website for open events
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
    • 1 Short inspection 23rd March 2018

    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 says..

Winning combination of committed staff and eager students – state education as it should be. A real scrum to get in here from Weybridge, Walton and Hersham area. Parents prepared to go down the private route will try their luck here before shelling out fees. Strict? You bet, but students take it in their stride. Most of the buildings date from 1966, when the school was built for just 500 students. This is the main beef for most parents but fresh-looking buildings have been added, along with other minor refurbs, and the students seem to barely notice...

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What the school says...

Heathside is a Specialist Foundation Community, 11-19 School, affliated to the Diocese of Guildford. It is very popular and oversubscribed. Our mission is to value all individuals, enabling them to achieve their full potential, giving them the skills to move on to their next challenge successfully.

Our aim is to improve even further, continuing to raise standards and provision, working closely with the local Community and all our stakeholders. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2018, Tracy Dohel BSc (maths with economics), MA (maths education), NPQH. Started her working life in the City – ‘I wanted to use my maths degree in a way that wasn’t number crunching, but with a sister already in teaching there was no way I was going to do that,’ she laughs. Soon realised her passion for imparting knowledge and inspiring people, however, so teaching it was. Taught across schools in various London boroughs, most recently Pimlico Academy and City of London Academy, Islington, as vice principal. Prior to coming to Heathside, she was principal at Ark Helenswood Academy in East Sussex, where she got the school from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ within two years - ‘mainly using a coaching model for staff that I am now introducing here.’

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The Learning Support department supports students with a range of SEN and works with all the relevant external agencies to offer individual programmes of support. Many of the students on the SEN register successfully undertake a full curriculum and achieve good results, allowing them to progress to further and higher education. Students within the department also take a full and active part in all areas of school life.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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

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

Further reading

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:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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