Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre


Name Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre
Website http://www.lordswoodgirls.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 October 2007
Address Knightlow Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 8QB
Phone Number 01214292838
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 924 (6% boys 94% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.4
Academy Sponsor Lordswood Academies Trust
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 15.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.1%

Description of the school

The school draws its pupils from a very wide range of backgrounds within Birmingham and Sandwell, including some areas of significant economic disadvantage. A fifth of the pupils qualify for free school meals. Around three quarters of the pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Attainment on entry based on Key Stage 2 results is broadly average but the school’s own assessments reveal that many pupils have weak literacy skills. Around half the pupils speak English as an additional language although few are new to this country. The sixth form centre draws most of its students from the school but around one fifth are from elsewhere. An increasing number are boys, many of whom have been attracted by the City of Birmingham Basketball Academy which is run in partnership with Four Dwellings High School. Lordswood gained its specialist status in media arts in 2005. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate