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Not every 16-year-old is ideally suited to the self-motivation required by an academic sixth form college, but here high expectations are supported by a well-thought-out tutorial system and plenty of individual guidance. All creeds, colours, dress codes, hair colour, piercings welcome (well, maybe piercings not ‘welcome’, but they’re there). One student told us: ‘I never feel we are judged on anything here. We know grades matter, but that’s really it.’ Another student told us: ‘I’ve never been as happy as I am coming here. I used to…

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What the school says...

Woodhouse College is a highly popular and successful Sixth Form College on a pleasant campus in North London. Our success rates and A/B pass rates at A Level regularly put us in the top five colleges in England.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, John Rubinstein BSc (50s) – read maths at Sheffield University where he achieved a first class degree. It was during his PhD that he decided teaching was his vocation: ‘Part of my duties as a postgrad was to teach undergraduates, which I really enjoyed, and I realised then that this was what I wanted to do.’ His first teaching job was at a comprehensive in Manchester - prior to getting his first post in London. His third teaching job was at Woodhouse College in 1994 as a maths teacher. He stayed there for the next 10 years, only leaving when he was offered the post of deputy head at a school in Haringey. He came back to Woodhouse in 2008 as deputy head, and was promoted to principal five years later.

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Special Education Needs

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is part of our policy of providing an excellent range of support services for students to facilitate the best possible learning environment. ALS is extra help available to any student who has a different or additional learning need. This can include individual study support; dyslexia screening and assessment; assistive technology; and access arrangements. We also deliver cross-college workshops and events on study skills, personal statement writing, exam skills and a peer mentoring programme

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
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

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