WLFS and other HF Secondaries - Intake cohort

Lilly's picture
by Lilly
I just noticed a FOIA response on the Hammersmith and Fulham FoIA website about Secondary intakes.

The question:

For secondary schools in H&F, what percentage of entrants were:

below Level 4 in English
below level 4 in Maths
Below level 4 in English and Maths combined?

The answer (of those with KS2 results available), in percent arranged as : Did not Achieve 4+ Maths, Did not Achieve 4+ Maths, Did not Achieve 4+ combined.

Burlington Danes (Academy): 17.5, 16.9, 24.7

Fulham Cross (LA): 13.0, 21.7, 23.5

Hammersmith Academy (Academy): 13.4, 12.6, 17.6

Henry Compton (LA): 21.4, 23.8, 33.3

Hurlingham/Chelsea (LA): 25.5, 31.9, 40.4

Lady Margaret (All Girls - VA - consulting on Academy status ) - 2.8, 6.5, 7.4

London Oratory (Academy):2.8, 4.5, 5.7

Phoenix (LA): 24.4, 23.8, 33.9

Sacred Heart (All Girls - VA - just converted Academy): 1.8, 3.5, 4.2

WLFS (Academy/Free): 4.6, 10.2, 11.1

On this score Burlington Danes and Hammersmith Academy are far more representative of the local community/comparable to those local schools who admit all than is WLFS.

I know WLFS did not do its own admissions - HF did - but I am very curiou as to how this is so 'off' compared to local schools...

I am sure that when this cohort reaches 'league table competition' stage there will be a lot of 'look at how being an academy/free school improves your standards' slosh thrown around - but let this stand as a part of the record.
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Anton Daley's picture
Sat, 17/03/2012 - 10:54

Interesting summary. Value Added data for the 2011 cohort for these schools paints a very interesting picture (obviously WLFS and the new Hammersmith Academy do not feature as yet) and, as Lilly says, when it comes to this cohort reaching league table competition stage it is important to look at the initial intake to get a true picture.


Chris Manners's picture
Mon, 17/03/2014 - 21:43

I've done a FOIA asking for ability cohorts at WLFS.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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