Bexley Grammar School

Name Bexley Grammar School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 15 November 2007
Address Danson Lane, Welling, Kent, DA16 2BL
Phone Number 02083048538
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1352 (60% boys 40% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.0
Academy Sponsor Bexley Grammar School
Local Authority Bexley
Percentage Free School Meals 2.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.9%
Persisitent Absence 2.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

Bexley Grammar School is a larger than average selective school for boys and girls aged 11-18. It is a specialist languages college and has just successfully applied to add science and maths as a second specialism. The school is very popular and heavily over-subscribed. Some of the children come from homes that are socially and economically advantaged, but students come from a wide range of social backgrounds. The percentage of students entitled to free school meals is lower than the national average but is above the grammar school average. Around a quarter of the students come from minority ethnic backgrounds - this is higher than average and also higher than in other local schools. The percentage of students with learning difficulties and disabilities is much lower than average. The school has recently been designated a High Performing Specialist School and also has Leading Edge status. It has the International Award, Healthy Schools status, Investors in People and Sportsmark and Artsmark Gold. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate