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Heathcote School & Science College
Normanton Park, Chingford, London E4 6ES
Heathcote School & Science College is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Waltham Forest). It has about 1,100 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In September 2018 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Representation, Admissions, Disadvantaged pupils and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Finances, Environment and Progress.
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Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix is in balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are above average. Progress at 16-18 is below average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Destinations: Above average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite high, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is roughly average. Show details
Sixth form: About average. Attainment is below average, progress is below average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are about average.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Attainment: About average. Up to age 16 it is about average, while at ages 16-18 it is below average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Below average. Progress up to the ages of 16 and 18 are both below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Environment: Below average. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite high.
Finances: Below average. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2022

Provision for special educational needs
 Hearing impairment
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
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