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  • St Clement Danes School
    Chenies Road
    WD3 6EW
  • Head: Toby Sutherland
  • T 01923 284169
  • F 01923 284828
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1,416; sixth formers: 327
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes 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 14th October 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 25th January 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Not a single piece of litter in sight during our visit, with everywhere spotless. ‘You have to love your learning environment.' We found the atmosphere calm and structured, with a reassuring amount of liveliness at break times. Pupils articulate, confident, curious and happy. Most families from within a five-mile radius - mainly Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. Its reputation has since gone from strength to strength and it’s largely responsible for soaring house prices in…

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Academy convertor 2011

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

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Since January 2018, Toby Sutherland, previously deputy head. He worked before Queen's School, first as a business and economics teacher, later becoming assistant and then deputy head.

Previous head Josephine Valentine is now executive head of both St Clement Danes and Croxley Danes.

Academic matters

Consistently impressive results at all levels and Ofsted outstanding. In 2017, 90 per cent got 4-0 in both English and maths; 40 per cent A*/A grades. At A level, 36 per cent A*/A and 64 per cent A*-B, which the school is quick to point out are similar grades to the famously good nearby Bucks grammar schools. Rigorous attention to detail in the tracking of all students means personalisation at student level is strong. This kicks off in year 7 with cognitive ability tests, among others, which...

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