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  • Seven Kings School
    Ley Street
    Ilford
    Essex
    IG2 7BT
  • Head: Jane Waters
  • T 020 8554 8935
  • F 020 8518 2975
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.sevenkings.school/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Redbridge
  • Pupils: 2,002 ; sixth formers: 523
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th September 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st February 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This is a place which, once visited, will resonate with you for a long time afterwards - not least because it is a school with a massive heart and social conscience. As a result, there is a lot of love and respect and it has often been used as a benchmark to demonstrate what a state school in a deprived area is capable of achieving. Despite its ‘very average’ intake, Seven Kings seems to sail effortlessly to the top of the league tables. We were privileged on our tour to grab a sneaky peak at the A level showcase. There were some truly astounding self portraits and innovative...

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What the school says...

Seven Kings School is an all through comprehensive school in the London Borough of Redbridge with a recently opened Reception year. We are a Teaching School providing exciting opportunities for staff development which is at the heart of our continuing success, a National Support School committed to supporting schools in raising standards and are committed to educational innovation.

The high school is a successful 11-18 mixed, multi-cultural comprehensive school with a strong local and national reputation. We provide a high quality education to local children, regardless of their ability. There are approximately 1500 students on roll, 500 of these in our dynamic Sixth Form, where in 2015 we proudly sent 7 students to Oxbridge. The school is always oversubscribed and enjoys strong support from parents and governors. We are a ‘harmonious school’ with an excellent learning environment.

Examination results are consistently high and were once again excellent in 2015; GCSE (84Z*-C, 73Z*-C including English and Maths) A-level (86% A* - C).

In our last OFSTED inspection we were judged to be outstanding across all categories. In particular, inspectors praised our remarkable students and the positive, harmonious atmosphere. This is a school where students want to learn and relationships are excellent. We are proud to run a successful scheme to integrate students with physical disabilities into mainstream education. Our Sixth Form brings together outstanding learners from across East London (50% of our Sixth Form) to join our own students and is an exciting place to study.

Seven Kings is a vibrant and fulfilling place to work with excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. We are proud of our induction and support programmes for all teaching staff and our high quality continuing professional development opportunities. The school is regularly involved in local and national initiatives, all of which offer opportunities to our staff to enhance their professional development and develop their career at whatever stage.
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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive head

Since September 2017, Jane Waters (50s), BA English from UCL, followed by a PGCE at Warwick University: ‘I never really thought about teaching – I wanted to be a researcher at the BBC, but then I took a gap year to be a leader at PGL, and thought ‘I actually quite like young people.’ Ridiculous, really, she says, given that she comes from a family of over 30 aunts and cousins ‘many of whom are teachers.’

She left Wales for her first teaching job in London at Ravenscroft School where she taught English for three years, followed by a seven year stint as literacy co-ordinator at Park High School then head of English at Loxford School. She then took a break from teaching to become a consultant and English...

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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.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
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 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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