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  • Sir John Cass Redcoat School
    Stepney Way
    E1 0RH
  • Head: Paul Woods
  • T 020 7790 6712
  • F 020 7790 0499
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Pupils: 1,440; sixth formers: 435
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: September and October
  • 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
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th October 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 10th October 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A beacon of excellence in one of the most deprived areas of the capital (and indeed the country), which takes in students with low levels of attainment and sends most of them off to university. ‘You’re never bored and teachers give their all to make sure you both keep up and that you’re kept enthused – they have very high aspirations for us.’ An orderly atmosphere pervades, with a high level of attentiveness during lessons...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Health Studies at an English Comprehensive School (OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Paul Woods BA PGCE (40s). Originally from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, he studied French and politics at Kingston University and did his teacher training at the University of North London. Previously head of Bishop Stopford's C of E School in Enfield. Lives in North London, where he began his career as a French and Spanish teacher, moving up the ranks to deputy head, after which he moved to Barking ‘because I wanted to work in a more challenging location.’ Later moved into his first headship at Bishop Stopford where, in his first week, the school was told by Ofsted that it ‘required improvement’ and he set to work getting it up to a ‘good’ status two years (to the day) later.

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