The Charter School North Dulwich judged ‘Outstanding’
July 13, 2022

Ofsted rated the school ‘outstanding’ in all categories, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and sixth form provision. This was the school’s first inspection under the new framework, having last been judged ‘Outstanding’ in November 2009 and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and pupils at the school.

Executive Headteacher, Christian Hicks, commented “We have always worked hard to make the school a great place to work as well as a great place to learn, and it is extremely pleasing to see this recognised by Ofsted. The report clearly shows that we have happy and engaged pupils who are keen to learn from our rich academic curriculum and that they are well prepared for the future when they leave eventually leave us.

Thank you to all our colleagues who have contributed so much to the school and our students. The report will serve as a springboard for further improvements as we continue to return to normality after the pandemic.”


Highlights from the report, which can be read in full on the school website HERE include:

·        Pupils are taught to treat everyone equally. As a result, there is a strong sense of harmony among the school community.

·        Pupils take seriously the school’s core values of excellence, perseverance, responsibility, and family.

·        Subject leaders have clearly identified the key knowledge they want pupils to learn. This is well-sequenced so that pupils build up their knowledge securely over time.

·        Staff are skilled at adapting lessons to meet the needs of all pupils, especially those with SEND.

·        Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are keen to learn and take great pride in their work.

·        Staff work collaboratively to contribute to whole-school decision-making.

·        Leaders strive for excellence in all aspects of the school’s work.

·        Members of the governing body share leaders’ ambition for the school and support leaders to realise it.

John Godfrey and Claire Maugham, Co-Chairs of the Trust Board, said "This report is testament to what our staff, students and leaders are achieving for our communities -despite the extraordinary challenges of the last two years. Our warmest congratulations and thanks to every member of the team at The Charter School North Dulwich on this fantastic recognition.

Every member of our team goes above and beyond to give our students an incredibly rich, engaging and inclusive experience. As our family of schools expands to have even greater impact in our part of London, we are committed to giving even more young people the very best and most enriching secondary school years possible."

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