Welcome to the website for Little Ilford School. I have the great privilege of being the Headteacher of a school that has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The new Progress 8 measure shows that we add a substantial amount to our students’ results when their progress is compared to the progress of similar students nationally (+0.24 of a grade, up from +0.18 last year).

The percentage of our students who achieve grades 4- 9 in both English and maths is 61%. We are proud of our students’ achievements in the English Baccalaureate student qualification (English, maths, double science, history/geography and a modern foreign language at A*-C/4-9), which is achieved by 35% of our students, one of the highest figures in the borough. Indeed, 62% of our students sit the Ebacc qualification, which is one of the highest entry rates in the borough. 68% of our Triple Science group (68 students) gained an A*/A. Other successes include a rise in English results this year from 60% A*-C in English Language to 68% at grades 4-9 (a ‘broadly equivalent’ measure) and from 68% to 75% in English Literature. 84% of our Sociology group gained A*-C grades. These figures show the outstanding progress that students make under our care. We are proud of our achievements but we are not complacent. Our aim is to attempt to achieve 100% figures for our students in every key measure of attainment.

Our stated aim is ‘Learning Together, Achieving Together, Succeeding Together’. The 2012 Ofsted Report stated that “The quality of teaching over time is outstanding. High expectations and challenging targets result in teachers having a thorough understanding of the performance of students.” Our curriculum is carefully tailored to the needs of our students and provides a wide range of opportunities for all, both within and beyond the formal school day. Our Debating Group are the current holders of the London Debate Mate Cup and our year 9 team came third in the Mayor’s Maths Challenge.

As the Head, I am well aware of my responsibility to ensure that all students have the opportunity to grow and develop into well-educated young citizens, capable of continuing their education long after they leave school and achieving success and fulfilment in life. Our prospectus and website tell part of our story. If you would like to visit our school as a prospective parent, member of the community or a former student, please call us.

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