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Highams Park School
34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London E4 9PJ
Highams Park School is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,540 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In March 2023 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Sixth form, Representation, Destinations and Progress. Relative weaknesses include Environment.
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Sixth form: Excellent. Attainment is above average, progress is excellent and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are excellent.
Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both in balance with the local community. Show details
Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very high. Show details
Progress: Above average. Up to age 16 it is about average, while at ages 16-18 it is excellent. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: Above average. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both above average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is below average. Destinations at 16 are above average. Progress at 16-18 is above average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are about average.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates are quite low and the incidence of persistent absence is roughly average.
Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is roughly average. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Environment: Below average. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite high.

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
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
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