Holyport College A GSG School
- Holyport College
- Head: Ben McCarey
- T 01628 640150
- E [email protected]
- W www.holyportcollege.org.uk/
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Windsor and Maidenhead
- Pupils: 548; sixth formers: 180
- Religion: None
- Fees: Day free; Boarding £13,500 pa
- Open days: Check website for open events
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 17th May 2017
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
State boarding school
What The Good Schools Guide says
Ben NcCarey is head teacher.
Founding head teacher since the school’s foundation in 2014, Walter Boyle MEd NPQH, previously deputy principal at Wymondham College, England’s largest state boarding school. Raised in Belfast, Mr Boyle initially failed the 11+ but was later admitted to Grosvenor Grammar School in Belfast thanks to the intervention of a sharp-eyed teacher. Read French at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow then, after teacher training at Queen’s Belfast, taught for 11 years in Northern Ireland including at Strangford College, a school set up to educate Protestant and RC youth together. Assistant head of Prince Rupert School for Forces families in Germany before heading to Wymondham.
Laser focused on exam results, and unapologetic about his goal of 'getting as many Holyport children as possible...
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
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