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  • Howard of Effingham School
    Lower Road
    Effingham
    Leatherhead
    Surrey
    KT24 5JR
  • Head: Mrs Helen Pennington
  • T 01372 453694
  • F 01372 456952
  • E Howard@thehoward.org
  • W www.thehoward.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 1,545 ; sixth formers: 330
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 26th February 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 2nd March 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘You’ll rarely see a science lab without a practical going on,’ one student told us, while another added, ‘The teachers are so supportive – you never feel you’re getting in the way if you knock on their office door and they’ll think nothing of spending an extra half hour with you if it’s needed.’ Lots to brag about when it comes to sporting successes, both from individual students and school teams – and indeed the school does just that every week on the PE faculty’s twitter feed. ‘To my great delight, we hold up well against our fee paying neighbours,’ smiles the head....

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)

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Executive head

Since 1999, the school has been overseen by Rhona Barnfield MA BSc CBE (for services to education). She is CEO of the Howard Partnership Trust - a not-for-profit, multi-academy trust made up of nine local primary and secondary schools, including Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford and Oxted School. She chairs assorted education-related committees in Surrey, and is a member of the Regional Headteacher Board, a group elected by professionals who support the regional schools commissioner in his work in overseeing the performance of academies in south London and south east England. She is ‘more of a figurehead than anything else now,’ as one mother puts it, rarely even attending events at the school.

Day-to-day management is the remit of Mrs Helen Pennington BSc NPQH, the former deputy head, who has...

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