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  • Kingsdale Foundation School
    Alleyn Park
    SE21 8SQ
  • Head: Mr S Morrison
  • T 020 8670 7575
  • F 020 8766 7051
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.kingsdalef…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Southwark
  • Pupils: 1560 ; sixth formers: 200
  • Religion: None
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th June 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 6th December 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Particularly in the approach to the summer examinations, the school is open seven days a week with evening revision classes, Saturday schools, Sunday schools and one-to-one sessions. As a pupil said: ‘Kingsdale doesn’t sleep and never leaves any pupil behind’. Music is truly outstanding and adds a real vibrancy to the school. The head of music, at the school long before the current regime, is renowned for her ability to inspire and her ambition for the children who may not have picked up an instrument before coming here. Every year the school hosts…

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1998, Steve Morrison. He had previously been senior teacher and head of maths here in the 1980s.

Academic matters

Results are on an upwards trajectory, though hasn't publicised overall GCSE results for 2018. Highest performing subjects usually maths, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, Latin, textiles, food technology and statistics. At A level in 2018, 40 per cent A*/A, nearly two-thirds A*-B.

Although head is keen for the school to showcase its achievers, he says: ‘we are not just interested in the children at the top end’. The school believes it does well by pupils across the board. Head says: ‘We don’t believe we’ve got it cracked, we believe we did not previously do enough because not every child achieved their potential’. The school is proud of its high performers in whatever...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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:

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