Mossbourne Community Academy A GSG School
- Mossbourne Community Academy
100 Downs Park Road
- Head: Mr Peter Hughes
- T 020 8525 5200
- F 020 8528 5222
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.mca.mossbourne.org/
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hackney
- Pupils: 1287
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 14th January 2010
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th September 2006
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide 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...
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,...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|