Uxbridge High School

Name Uxbridge High School
Website http://www.uhs.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 February 2018
Address The Greenway, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2PR
Phone Number 01895234060
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1230 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.3
Academy Sponsor Uxbridge High School Academy Trust
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 48.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. More pupils than average are eligible for support from the pupil premium funding. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is higher than average. Approximately one half of the pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportions of pupils who receive support for SEN and/or disabilities or who have a statement of special educational needs are close to the national average. The school makes use of alternative provision at The Skills Hub, Old School Building, Providence Road, Yiewsley, Middlesex UB7 8HJ for a few pupils. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for attainment and progress of pupils by the end of key stage 4.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The principal’s strong leadership has led to rapid improvements in the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils since the last inspection. Pupils make good progress in all year groups and in most subjects. Pupils develop skills, interests and knowledge in a wide range of subjects because of the school’s well-planned curriculum and a wealth of extra-curricular activities. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils show respect for each other and their teachers, and are proud to uphold the values of the school. Pupils are very well supported by staff in both their learning and in their welfare to enable them to make a success of their education. All groups of pupils do well. The school has meticulous systems and routines for safeguarding pupils. Pupils are alert to risks outside school and know how to keep themselves safe because of the guidance they receive at school. The sixth form provides a studious and vibrant learning environment in which students gain valuable study skills. They consistently achieve well in vocational subjects. The quality of teaching has remained good since the last inspection and is improving. Students are making better progress in A-level subjects. High-quality careers guidance helps pupils to be well prepared for the next steps in their education. Leaders’ initiatives to improve teaching since the last inspection have been successful so that the quality of teaching is good. Teachers use assessment information well so that pupils receive the support they need to make good progress. There are a few occasions when teaching is less strong so that pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable. Some new and refined systems need to be fully embedded to sustain and build on the recent improvements.