Best Schools 2024

Best Free Schools in South East

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  • Jubilee Primary School

    Jubilee Primary School is an outstanding co-ed elementary school in Maidstone. With a student-teacher ratio of 18:1, the school provides a nurturing environment where all students thrive. The school's exceptional support for special educational needs ensures every child receives the necessary care and attention. Parents praise the school's clear vision, positive ethos, and effective teaching.
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  • Holyport College

    Holyport College is an outstanding co-ed secondary school in Bray, South East. With an impressive student-teacher ratio of 12:1, the school provides a nurturing environment that encourages academic excellence and personal development. The exceptional leadership and management ensure the highest quality teaching and learning, resulting in outstanding outcomes for pupils. The school prioritizes the welfare of students, with an effective pastoral system and support for those with special educational needs. Holyport College prepares students well for life in modern Britain and boasts harmonious community where pupils are thoughtful and respectful. With positive feedback from parents and excellent subject knowledge displayed by teachers, the school ensures rapid progress for each student. While the resources could be improved, Holyport College effectively uses extra funds to support disadvantaged pupils. Overall, Holyport College is a top choice for parents seeking an outstanding education for their children.
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  • All Saints Junior School

    All Saints Junior School is an outstanding primary school located in Reading, South East. With a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, the school provides a nurturing and high-quality education for children aged 7-11. Led by Mrs Susannah Daniel, the school has achieved exceptional results in writing, mathematics, and reading. The dedicated teaching staff ensures that students make excellent progress and have a love for learning. With outstanding leadership and management, All Saints Junior School offers a safe and inclusive environment for children to thrive academically and personally.
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  • Eden Girls' School, Slough

    Eden Girls' School, Slough is an outstanding Islamic girls' school with a clear and uncompromising vision for academic excellence and character development. With inspirational leadership, supportive staff, and a focus on rapid progress, our students consistently perform in the top percentile nationwide. Our enriching curriculum, impeccable conduct, and excellent safeguarding measures make us an ideal choice for parents looking for a transformative learning experience for their daughters.
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  • UTC Reading

    UTC Reading is an outstanding secondary school located in Reading, South East. With a student teacher ratio of 15:1, the school provides a secure and encouraging environment where success is assured. The school excels in academics, with 48% of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs. Additionally, the leadership and management, sixth-form provision, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, and behaviour and safety of pupils are all rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
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  • Hoe Valley School

    Hoe Valley School is an outstanding secondary school in Woking, committed to providing high-quality education. With dedicated staff and an effective curriculum, the school consistently achieves strong progress for its students. It particularly excels in supporting disadvantaged and SEN pupils and has effective approaches to improving attendance and behavior.
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  • UTC Portsmouth

    UTC Portsmouth is an outstanding secondary school located in Hilsea, Portsmouth. With a strong focus on STEM subjects, pupils develop excellent subject knowledge and achieve impressive exam results. The school promotes active citizenship and fosters respectful relationships between students and staff. With outstanding leadership and management, UTC Portsmouth provides a nurturing and academically rigorous environment for students aged 14-19.
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  • Rosewood Free School

    Rosewood Free School is an outstanding school, as rated by Ofsted. With an emphasis on individualized education and a strong leadership team, the school ensures the safety and progress of its students. Parents praise the high quality teaching and the excellent progress their children make. However, there is some room for improvement in addressing the needs of disadvantaged pupils and maintaining systematic record-keeping. Overall, Rosewood Free School provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to thrive.
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  • Whitehouse Primary School

    Whitehouse Primary School is a co-ed primary school located in Whitehouse, South East. With a student-teacher ratio of 17:1, our dedicated staff provides a high-quality education to students aged 2-11. Our school has a strong emphasis on academic achievement, as evidenced by our B+ grade for academics and good overall effectiveness according to the recent Ofsted report. We also prioritize the well-being and development of each student, with outstanding leadership in early years provision and good personal development, behaviour, and welfare. Join us for a nurturing and successful educational journey.
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  • The Island Free School

    The Island Free School is a small secondary school with a dedicated headmaster and a strong leadership team. With a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, students receive excellent individual attention and support. The school prides itself on its broad and balanced academic curriculum, resulting in good progress and achievement for students. The school also places a strong emphasis on personal development, behavior, and welfare, ensuring that students are well-prepared for life beyond school. With outstanding pastoral care and a focus on extracurricular activities, The Island Free School provides a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students.
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  • Sir Thomas Fremantle School

    Sir Thomas Fremantle School is a secondary school in Winslow, South East. With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1 and a strong focus on academic achievement, the school provides a welcoming and caring environment where pupils feel valued. The school excels in subjects like English, history, and mathematics, and has outstanding behavior and safety measures. However, there have been concerns regarding poor outcomes in non-English Baccalaureate subjects and monitoring systems. Overall, Sir Thomas Fremantle School promotes the holistic development of students and fosters leadership qualities.
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  • The Wells Free School

    The Wells Free School is a primary school located in Tunbridge Wells. With a student-teacher ratio of 20:1, it offers a safe and inclusive learning environment for children aged 4-11. The school emphasizes on the overall development of students, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It has a good track record in achievement, with 65% of students achieving gcse 4 or higher in 2019. The leadership team is dedicated to maintaining the quality of education and ensuring the well-being of students.
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  • Langley Hall Primary Academy

    Langley Hall Primary Academy is a co-educational school located in Slough. With a student-teacher ratio of 18:1, the school provides a supportive learning environment for children aged 4-11. The school boasts a Good overall rating from Ofsted, with strong academics, dedicated teachers, and good leadership and management. With high exam results, including 68% of students achieving GCSE 4 or higher, Langley Hall Primary Academy ensures a quality education for its students.
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  • Braywick Court School

    Braywick Court School is an outstanding primary school with exceptional leadership. With high expectations and aspirations for staff and pupils, the school achieves high standards. Pupils love coming to school and benefit from positive parental feedback and strong home-school partnerships.
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  • Cobham Free School

    Cobham Free School is an all-through co-ed school located in Elmbridge, South East. With a student-teacher ratio of 12:1, the school provides a high level of support and a broad curriculum. The school has a good overall effectiveness and strong outcomes for pupils. Parents can expect skilled teaching, a safe learning environment, and a focus on high aspirations for all students.
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  • Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

    Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is a secondary school that prides itself on experienced leadership, strong safeguarding measures, and a rich curriculum. With good pupil behavior and attendance, the school offers a supportive and inclusive environment for students to make progress and thrive.
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  • INSPIRE Free Special School

    INSPIRE Free Special School is a secondary school located in Medway, South East. With a student teacher ratio of 4:1 and a student population of 54, the school provides personalized learning programs for students aged 11-18 with social, emotional, and mental health challenges. The school has shown significant improvement since its previous inspection, with good overall effectiveness and quality of teaching. Although there is room for improvement in independent reading skills and spiritual and cultural awareness, the school offers an orderly and structured environment where students make good progress and parents value the difference it makes to their children's education.
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  • Ditton Park Academy

    Ditton Park Academy is a secondary school located in Slough, South East. With an established ethos of high aspiration, the school provides consistently good teaching and strong progress for disadvantaged and SEN pupils. It offers a range of extracurricular activities and contributes to the personal, social, and cultural development of students. The school's goal is to instill confidence and active citizenship in its students, preparing them for success in adult life and future employment.
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  • The WREN School

    The WREN School is a vibrant secondary school in West Reading. With a strong ethos of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring students, the school has high aspirations for their achievements and offers effective teaching with limited resources. Dedicated staff and effective safeguarding arrangements ensure a safe and supportive environment for all students.
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  • Hadlow Rural Community School

    Hadlow Rural Community School is a secondary school located in Hadlow, South East. With a student teacher ratio of 14:1 and a strong focus on land-based courses, the school offers a broad curriculum that includes opportunities for academic and practical learning. The school has been graded as 'Good' by Ofsted and boasts effective leadership, positive pupil behavior, and good quality teaching in subjects like English and science. Additionally, the school provides effective safeguarding arrangements and has shown improvement in mathematics education. However, there is variation in the quality of teaching in humanities and languages, which may impact pupils' achievement in these areas. Overall, Hadlow Rural Community School provides a supportive and enriching environment for students to thrive and pursue their individual interests and aspirations.
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