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  • Leventhorpe School
    Cambridge Road
    Sawbridgeworth
    Hertfordshire
    CM21 9BY
  • Head: Malcolm White
  • T 01279 836633
  • F 01279 600339
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.leventhorpe.net
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1,200 ; sixth formers: 290
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Lower School - September; 6th Form Open Evening in November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th January 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 17th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The wow factor really hits you when you step into the learning resource centre and library (2013) – an airy, double height space, flooded with light and punctuated by bright colours, beanbags, plus a beautiful mezzanine study area for exclusive use by years 12 and 13 (complete with yet more IT). School has a friendly, stress free vibe and pupils we met were a delightful combination of articulate, inquisitive and quietly confident. Because of musical aptitude entrance criteria, there’s a fair bit of talent knocking about too... 

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What the school says...

Leventhorpe is an exciting place in which to learn and a caring environment where every student is both challenged academically and carefully supported. Staff, parents and students work together to create a community based on secure, shared values of Excellence, Commitment and Respect. This is at the heart of everything we do here and informs all aspects of the school, from the individual curriculum that enables all students to achieve the highest possible academic standards, to the outstanding pastoral system that ensures that the needs of each student are met fully.

The school's Ofsted inspection (Jan 2012) rated it as outstanding in every area as well as outstanding overall. 2012 saw the school becoming a National Support School and Mr Locke becoming a National Leader of Education.
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Textiles Technology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Full Course)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2018, Malcolm White, previously deputy head. A Leventhorpe teacher for over 18 years by the time of his appointment, he led the business studies department and then the social sciences faculty for more than seven years before being appointed assistant and then deputy head.

Academic matters

Traditional timetable caters for mixed ability cohort, who join as six form entry in year 7 and are set for maths from their Sats results. Setting flexible and parents ‘really impressed with levels of communication’ when pupils moved up or down. Results respectable, with 35 per cent 9-7 grades at GCSE in 2017. At A level, 57 per cent of grades were A*/B and 33 per cent A*/A. School reports star subjects to be English and social sciences, plus ‘spectacular’ results at both GCSE and A level for...

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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.

Special Education Needs

A small department within a highly academic school endeavours to ensure that appropriate provision is made to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs. The school provides a differentiated curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils and ensures access to the National Curriculum. Only in exceptional circumstances will it be necessary for a pupil to be disapplied from a part of the National Curriculum. 10-09

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

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*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.

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