Orleans Park School

Name Orleans Park School
Website http://www.orleanspark.school
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 November 2017
Address Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3BB
Phone Number 02088910187
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1282 (60% boys 40% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.3
Academy Sponsor Orleans Park School
Local Authority Richmond upon Thames
Percentage Free School Meals 7.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.3%
Persisitent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education (DfE) guidance on what academies should publish. The school converted to an academy in 2012. The school opened its sixth form provision in 2014. The school has a specially resourced provision for those who have dyslexia. The school uses alternative provision run by the London Borough of Richmond. The school meets the current government floor standards.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Orleans Park excels in all aspects of provision for its pupils. The headteacher and her leadership team are determined that pupils will leave the school being the best they can be. School staff have established an inspirational teaching and learning environment where pupils can flourish and excel. However, there could be some further opportunities for scientific enquiry and evaluation within the curriculum. Pupils achieve outstanding outcomes in public examinations. Current pupils are also making very strong progress. An impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities exists, which enables pupils to develop many skills and interests. Governance is very effective. Governors are ambitious and integral to the success of the school. A strong culture of safeguarding pervades school life. Staff and pupils are well informed about risks to themselves and about how these should be managed. An excellent community ethos exists in the school. This is built on care, support and respect for one another. Pupils have a mature attitude to learning. The sixth form is outstanding. Leaders are relentless in their promotion of academic excellence. Pupils are polite and respectful and exhibit excellent standards of behaviour throughout the school.