Queensmead School

Name Queensmead School
Website http://www.queensmeadschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 March 2008
Address Queens Walk, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0LS
Phone Number 02088456266
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1453 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.6
Academy Sponsor Qed Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 15.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.8%

Description of the school

Queensmead is an over-subscribed comprehensive school serving the local community of South Ruislip, with increasing numbers on roll from the neighbouring boroughs. The school serves an area where the proportion of students eligible for free school meals is slightly higher than average. There are higher proportions of boys than girls in most year groups, with the trend reversing in the sixth form. Most students are of White British origin. Over a quarter of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds, the largest proportion of whom are of Asian heritage. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is above average, the largest number being those with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. However, the number of those in receipt of a statement of special educational needs is average. Attainment on entry is broadly average, although there has been a slight downward trend in recent years. The school has achieved National Healthy Schools status and the Artsmark silver award. It is designated as a specialist technology college and is the local authority’s hub school for an extended school partnership of eight primary and five secondary schools. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate