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  • Prendergast School
    Adelaide Avenue
    SE4 1LE
  • Head: Ms Paula Ledger
  • T 020 8690 3710
  • F 020 8690 3155
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  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lewisham
  • Pupils: 827
  • Religion: None
  • 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 7th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 6th March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Girls who arrive here often feel very lucky; we can see why. There is space to breathe in this leafy spot, where girls can be and find themselves. Some 22 per cent speak a language other than English at home but there are no early English speakers here. A parent said: ‘All children are individuals and the school allows for that. Diversity is celebrated.’ Thought-provoking  work of a high standard is on display throughout the school, such as…

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Head teacher

Since September 2016, Paula Ledger, previously vice principal of Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. Masters in education management from King's College London. Has taught in several schools in the UK and abroad, overseeing PHSE, religious studies and humanities.

Academic matters

In 2016 at GCSE, 67 per cent of pupils gained at least five A*/C grades including English and maths. Over half were A*-B grades (28 per cent A*/A). Pupils join with only just above average profiles and achieve well, particularly in English, placing the school amongst the top 100 state comprehensive schools for progress at GCSE English, maths and three others. The school’s specialisms may not mean too much on the ground, but music and languages continue to be a focus. Students study French and Spanish, with Japanese and Latin offered as clubs, whilst native...

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