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  • Richard Challoner School
    Manor Drive North
    New Malden
    Surrey
    KT3 5PE
  • Head: Mr Sean Maher
  • T 020 8330 5947
  • F 020 8330 3842
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.richardchalloner.com
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1,020; sixth formers: 260 (28 girls); federated with Holy Cross
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 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 June 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils, bar desire for a swimming pool – likely to remain on wish list for foreseeable future - had few complaints and instead were eloquent about the way that whatever their interest, school’s encouragement had helped them discover it – and find themselves. ‘If it hadn’t been for here, wouldn’t be playing at county level,’ said sixth former.  Teaching team is bursting with young talent, with plenty of senior teachers barely in 30s and now heads-in-waiting, some former pupils who were…

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2015, Sean Maher BA (40s). Previously deputy head, rising through the ranks after being offered first post here four weeks into teacher training in 2001. Leadership skills amply demonstrated during secondment to Catholic secondary in Kent, transforming it in just under 18 months from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ by upping expectations, improving discipline and putting classroom walls back in. ‘Anyone could have done it,’ he says modestly. Award of Kent Headteacher of the Year suggests anyone probably couldn’t.

A local boy, combined studies at Emanuel and St Mary’s Twickenham (studying English and history) with helping out in family bakery in Raynes Park (nothing like removing freshly baked loaves at end of night shift for sense of fulfillment, he says).

Little ruffles his feathers bar increasing amount...

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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.

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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.

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