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Harlington Upper School

Harlington Upper School
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Leadership and management Good
Achievement of pupils Good
Quality of teaching Good
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Harlington Upper School is a Secondary, Co-Ed school located in Bedfordshire, East of England.

It has 1209 students from age 13-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 16 : 1.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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Phase of Education Secondary Secondary Secondary
Type Academies Academies Academies
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B+
B-
Ofset report Good Good Requires Improvement
Age range 13-18 13-18 11-18
Gender Co-Ed Co-Ed Co-Ed
Student teacher ratio 16.1 16.1 16.2
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.06 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 49 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 51% 27.43% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 77% 43.24% 45.19%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 23% 24.52% 24.79%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 9% 8.43% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 15% 12.62% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 4.12 2.57 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 95% 93.56% 90.4%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 293 167 140
Pupils staying in education 92% 90.25% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 39% 33.31% 34.05%
School sixth forms 46% 34.31% 30.7%
Sixth form colleges 5% 2.44% 10.42%
Other education destinations 1% 20% 11.13%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 1.5% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment SP 1.88% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.18 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 49 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 57% 4 32.78% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 75% 8 48.94% 43.32%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 14% 28.94% 25.72%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 8% 6 9.39% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 12% 4 14.72% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 4.03 3 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 97% 93.43% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 320 167 135
Pupils staying in education 88% 86.43% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 35% 30.86% 33.37%
School sixth forms 47% 34% 31.09%
Sixth form colleges 5% 2.14% 8.47%
Other education destinations SP 19.57% 11.15%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 3.64% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 6% 3.36% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.23 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 51.8 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 61% 2 27.39% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 83% 2 44.17% 42.54%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 18% 29% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 14% 1 9.11% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 16% 2 13.61% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 4.41 2.72 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 96% 85.69% 84.85%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 316 176 140
Pupils staying in education 87% 73.08% 73.87%
Further education college or other further education provider 35% 25.92% 28.39%
School sixth forms 49% 36.15% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges - 0.38% 9.1%
Other education destinations - 11.77% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships 8% 3.31% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment 1% 1.62% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.01 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 49.5 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 59% 27.89% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 81% 42.56% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 17% 24% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 13% 9.67% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 14% 10.78% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 95% 84.85% 85.17%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 339 186 144
Pupils staying in education 92% 77.69% 58.13%
Further education college or other further education provider 36% 26% 30.58%
School sixth forms 53% 36% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges - 0.23% 8.99%
Other education destinations - 13.85% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 5% 4.77% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 2.85% 2.46%
A level exam result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 34.96 31.45 33.36
Average grade C+ - -
Average points (Best 3) 36.1 32.37 32.42
Average Grade (Best 3) B- - -
AAB or higher 20.5% 11.32% 17.63%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 145 111 249
Students staying in education 55% 53.1% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 10% 7.4% 4.98%
Students entering employment 22% 26.7% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 9% 8.4% 10.71%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 33.16 4 29.09 29.34
Average grade C+ - -
Average points (Best 3) 33.70 2 26.96 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 16.4% 8.47% 12.99%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 172 130 232
Students staying in education 61% 52.56% 57.24%
Students entering apprenticeships 10% 11.89% 7.77%
Students entering employment 22% 27.78% 21.01%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 6% 5.44% 8.81%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 29.91 1 27.73 28.97
Average grade C - -
Average points (Best 3) 31.63 3 29.24 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) C - -
AAB or higher 16.8% 10.09% 13.27%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 3 3
Students staying in education 32 22.89% 31.74%
Students entering apprenticeships 8% 4.78% 5.54%
Students entering employment 19% 17.78% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 6% 3.44% 4.22%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 28.29 22.38 26.71
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 34.15 25.62 27.73
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 12.3% 8.09% 12.58%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 2 3
Students staying in education 24 24.78% 36.46%
Students entering apprenticeships 8% 8.89% 6.36%
Students entering employment 15% 21.56% 20.07%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 6% 3% 4.24%
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Holidays 2023/24

Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 27th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 21st Dec 2023 - 2nd Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 22nd Jul 2024 - 30th Aug 2024

Terms Dates 2023/24

Terms Dates
Autumn Term 1st Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 28th Oct 2023 - 20th Dec 2023
Spring Term 3rd Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024
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16 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Harlington Upper School
Local authority ratio 19 : 1

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