FEATHERSTONE HIGH SCHOOL
‘An outstanding school’
Together We Achieve
“We have high aspirations for all our students and encourage them to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.”
WE ARE OUTSTANDING Welcome
Achievement of pupils: Your son or daughter has the means we are able to access government
opportunity to join our Ofsted grants to provide support to other schools.
‘Outstanding’ recognised ‘Outstanding’ school. We have recently established the Grand
Union Multi-Academy Trust - a collaborative
Quality of teaching: Our students continue to achieve excellent of local schools committed to sharing good
GCSE results and we are regularly placed practice and raising standards across all
‘Outstanding’ in the top 5% of schools in the country for partner schools.
progress they make. Featherstone Sixth Form We are a heavily oversubscribed school and
Behaviour & safety of pupils: students also make excellent progress here. students at Featherstone consistently make
This exceptional performance has allowed more progress than those at similar schools.
‘Outstanding’ increasing numbers of students to attend I look forward to welcoming you to our
some of the top universities in the country school.
Leadership & management: including Oxbridge.
Mr Gerry Wadwa, Headteacher
‘Outstanding’ It won’t take you long to appreciate that
Featherstone High School is a warm
Overall effectiveness: and hardworking community striving for
excellence in all we do.We want children to
‘Outstanding’ leave school having maximised their academic
progress but also to really enjoy their time
WE ARE WORLD CLASS with us and to leave with fond memories.
We are proud of our success.Whatever the
We are part of an elite group criteria: academic, social and personal, or
of schools who have been sporting, this is an exceptional school.
awarded the World Class
Schools standard, reflecting Our school motto “Together We Achieve”
that our wider provision is emphasises the importance of partnership in
‘beyond outstanding’. our success.We will ensure that parents are
kept fully informed of students’ progress and
achievement in order to facilitate this crucial
Featherstone High is one of a small number
of schools nationally to have been approved
by the DfE as a ‘Sponsor.’ This special status
TEACHING & SCIENCE We have embraced the use of digital learning ENRICHMENT
LEARNING and communication. Every student has
The sciences are very popular at access to a laptop at school which enables The list of extra-curricular activities for
We are very focused on delivering high Featherstone and enjoy high take-up rates. easy communication with teachers and students is extremely varied, from subject
quality lessons that support strong academic We offer the individual sciences at GCSE collaborative learning amongst peers. clubs and revision sessions to sports, music,
achievement.We aim to give students a rich and progression onto A Levels and university drama and national schemes like the Duke
and rewarding education, filled with exciting courses is high. We have seven dedicated computer suites of Edinburgh’s Award.We also run a very
and unique possibilities. and a further eight in the sixth form building, successful Young Enterprise programme
Teachers are always ready to provide and every classroom has an interactive teaching students how to set up and run
Here at Featherstone we employ information, advice and guidance so that whiteboard.The Learning Resource Centre their own, often award winning, businesses.
inspirational teachers who are motivated students can progress further onto university has 88 computers. Class sets of iPads are
and passionate about their subjects. Students, courses such as medicine, dentistry and also available for lessons to aid learning.We Our sports teams regularly compete in the
irrespective of ability, are stretched and pharmacy. have a rich online learning environment, full borough finals in netball, basketball, football
supported and their achievements are of lessons and resources, which students can and cricket. Our students have represented
celebrated and rewarded. Students have the opportunity to participate access from home to study independently. the county in football and athletics.
in our annual Science Week activities
At Key Stage 3 students follow a two year delivered by experts from institutions such as We have highly effective online systems We run exciting trips for our students
curriculum made up of English Language and UCL and The Royal Society. to support parents and carers in within the UK and abroad to further widen
Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, monitoring their child’s progress and ease their horizons.Throughout the year, we run
Geography, RE, a Modern Foreign Language, communication between home and school. events including: team-building, enterprise
Computer Science, Art, Drama, Food and sports days; subject based field trips;
Technology, Music, PE and Dance and PSHE. FACILITIES enrichment/year group trips and outdoor
As students move up, we offer a wide range pursuit residential trips.We also hold annual
of GCSEs, BTEC Levels 2 & 3 and A Levels. We have excellent facilities at FHS including events such as our Art Exhibition showcasing
fourteen science laboratories, three art outstanding work, the Dance Festival (a
ENGLISH & MATHS rooms, three drama studios and two music collaboration with local schools), and our
rooms, one of which has a technical suite School Concert celebrating Performing Arts.
We have a very strong focus on literacy and for composition and recording.We have
numeracy and achieve very high levels of two libraries providing resources and an
success in English and Maths.We regularly attractive, supportive and stimulating learning
feature in the top 10% of schools in the environment to support teaching and
country for the progress students make in learning and literacy.
Featherstone Sports Centre is an award
winning facility which offers a large five
court sports hall, a thirty-eight station
fitness suite and a floodlit astro turf and
MUGA. Dance students have the use of a
beautiful purpose-built studio and we also
have a professional 30 foot climbing wall for
students of all abilities.
“We are a warm and hardworking community striving for excellence in all that we do.”
Success SUPPORTING We have robust safeguarding practices that
STUDENTS keep our students safe.We take bullying very
A SENSE OF seriously here at Featherstone. All incidents
BELONGING Our aim is to know each child well in will be investigated and appropriate measures
order to support and guide them so that taken. Staff will deal with bullying concerns
As well as being part of a year group, each they make good progress.We have a team sensitively and effectively.
student is placed into one of our five houses: dedicated to each year group and they
Liberty, Unity, Inspire, Equality and Honour. are the primary provider of pastoral care SIXTH FORM
Houses help students bond and work across and guidance.
year groups whilst also cultivating a sense Featherstone Sixth Form has established an
of belonging. At Featherstone we strongly believe excellent reputation for academic excellence
that every student should be sufficiently since its re-establishment in 2008. Its wide
Students have the opportunity to lead challenged and supported to achieve their and broad curriculum of A Level and BTEC
and represent their house in mixed year very best and their successes celebrated. courses allows students to access a varied
group assemblies, events and competitions Students with additional needs are identified combination of subject choices to enable
throughout the year. Some PHSE lessons are early and placed in appropriate classes to personalised learning and support university
also taught in House groups. support their needs.Where further support and apprenticeship pathways.
is required they will receive this from a
teaching assistant in class.There is also a team Students at Featherstone Sixth Form have
of learning mentors who support those with access to a purpose built, separate building,
social issues that are affecting their learning. dedicated to their studies.We have a
specialist library for sixth formers for quiet
Students receive careers guidance as study as well as a social space and cafe.
they progress up the school through our
extensive careers education programme, The Sixth Form provides an extensive
regular tutorials and access to independent enrichment programme allowing students
and impartial Connexions advice. to access university master classes and open
days and work related learning opportunities.
Our students are also involved with
community projects, supporting charities
and peer mentoring schemes with the aim
of providing a broad experience of many
aspects of life. Featherstone Sixth Form gives
young people the chance to develop as
independent and responsible adults.
Each year we have had over 90% of students
who apply, progress onto higher education
with growing numbers of students entering
top Russell Group Universities. Medicine is a
popular choice and our partnership with a
large South London Hospital Trust provides
tailored support for aspiring medics.
If you want to find out more please phone the school
or visit our website.You are more than welcome to
visit the school at any time, please call us to make an
Featherstone High School
11 Montague Waye
T: 020 8843 0984
E: [email protected]