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  • Mossbourne Community Academy
    100 Downs Park Road
    E5 8JY
  • Head: Miss Rebecca Warren
  • T 020 8525 5200
  • F 020 8528 5222
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hackney
  • Pupils: 1,322; sixth formers: 289
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th January 2010
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th September 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

School has remained in the top one per cent in the country for value added ever since it opened, a feat the head puts down to several factors. First, they’ve created an environment with a ‘can do’ attitude, where it’s cool to learn. Second, there are exceptionally strong structures in place, with a strict uniform policy, ferocious discipline and meticulous monitoring with weekly target setting. The ’personalised learning agenda’ is certainly not just government jargon at this school. Third, young and eager teaching staff provide top quality teaching...

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What the school says...

Mossbourne Community Academy is an all-ability secondary school offering places for boys and girls aged between 11 and 18 years. The Clivebourne Sixth Form Centre, opened in September 2009 and provides 300 places for students wishing to continue their studies post-GCSE.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Mr Peter Hughes BA (30s), who took over when founding principal Sir Michael Wilshaw left to lead Ofsted. ‘They were big shoes to fill,’ he admits, and although some parents say he’s less inspirational and personable than his predecessor, he hasn’t disappointed and is known for being both exacting and reflective. ‘Yes, we’ve done well, but I always want to know how we can do better,’ he says. An Australian, he came to Mossbourne as part of the Future Leaders programme, which identifies, supports and trains potential head teachers. He has taught at Pimlico and Highgate Wood, and was an advanced skills teacher. Gained his BA in education (secondary mathematics) from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Big on marginal gains, many of the changes he’s made are indeed peripheral,...

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Special Education Needs

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