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  • The Archer Academy
    Eagans Close
    London
    N2 8GA
  • Head: Lucy Harrison
  • T 020 8365 4110
  • E [email protected]
  • W thearcheracademy.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 774
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 21st May 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 9th June 2015
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

For the artistic child, this is definitely a school to consider. Possibly the most ambitious offering we have seen for a long time. Hosts an annual week long literary festival. Boundaries are firm. Smartphones or any other screens are a complete no-no anywhere on the school premises. One parent told us, ‘We’ve waited so long for a school around here. You wait, people will be moving into the area soon to get in'...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2015, Lucy Harrison (40s). Read history at Birmingham, followed by a PGCE also at Birmingham and then a masters in educational leadership at Warwick. One could say her path was predetermined, having a head teacher for a mother and a lecturer for a father, although she says on the contrary ‘my parents tried to talk me out of the profession as they know how difficult it can be, and they wanted me to consider other professions.’

Not to be dissuaded, this head dived into the deep end and started her teaching career in a 13 form entry comprehensive in Cannock in Staffordshire. Although officially hired to teach history from Y7-Y13, she was quickly promoted and took on the role as head of department for citizenship: ‘It was quite a tough...

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Who came from where

Special Education Needs

The Archer Academy aims for each child to realise their full potential in a caring, supportive environment, which provides equal opportunities. All children have individual needs, many of which can be met within the normal environment of the classroom through a differentiated curriculum. The Archer Academy aims to promote excellence, inclusion and enjoyment for all students with SEND. We seek to promote high self-esteem across our school, but specifically within our SEND provision. The Archer Academy fundamentally believes that every teacher is a teacher of SEND.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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 Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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Interpreting catchment maps

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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