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  • Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School
    Stepney Way
    E1 0RH
  • Head: Paul Woods
  • T 020 7790 6712
  • F 020 7790 0499
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Pupils: 1,443; sixth formers: 411
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: 2021 - Mornings: Thursday 16, Wednesday 22 September and Tuesday 5 October Evenings: Monday 27 September, 4.30-6.30pm
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th October 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 9th 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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 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 CofE 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.

Students say his office door is always open ‘except for...

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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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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.

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*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.

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