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Simon Balle All-Through School

Simon Balle All-Through School
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Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding
Early years provision Outstanding
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection Not Previously Inspected
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding
Outcomes for pupils Outstanding
16 to 19 study programmes Good
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Simon Balle All-Through School is a top rated, All-through, Co-Ed school located in Hertfordshire, East of England.

It has 1597 students from age 4-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 16 : 1.

This school rated Outstanding by recent Ofsted inspection.

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Greetings from Simon Balle The entire school. There is no doubt that this is a really unique location where each person counts. Simon Balle is renowned for its high standards, excellent instruction, and creative methods. All that we do is supported by our vision and values. Everyone who knows us or comes to our school, in fact, raves about our unique ethos and its strong sense of community, values, and identity. In fact, this is evident throughout our entire school, from the youngest pupils in the Larch Center to the oldest students in the Sixth Form, who are all eighteen years old. Our mission is to provide all members of the Simon Balle community with the assistance and encouragement they need to achieve high and difficult academic and personal ambitions and goals. Because of our adult privilege, the best gift we can give to our children is a top-notch education that will educate them to be "tomorrow's citizens"—the decision-makers, parents, and employees in our more diverse and competitive world.
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My child is thriving at Simon Balle. My daughter is proud to be a pupil there and the teachers are fantastic.
My child is thriving at this school, we couldn’t be more pleased. My daughter is a proud pupil and the teachers are fantastic.
very good lessons very good teacher food is absolutely brilliant no bullying calm and collect and over all the school
Primary Exam Result

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths 108 99 97
Reading 109 100 98

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard 85% 58.07% 55.78%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard 30% 9.87% 7.36%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading 1.8 Above Average
Writing 4.2 Well Above Average
Maths 2.3 Above Average

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths - 97 96
Reading - 97 95

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard - 62.38% 60.34%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard - 11.91% 9.66%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -
Writing -
Maths -

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths - 95 94
Reading - 96 95

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard - 61.03% 59.43%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard - 11.6% 9.11%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -
Writing -
Maths -

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths - 94 93
Reading - 95 93

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard - 59.65% 56.24%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard - 11.35% 8.14%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -
Writing -
Maths -
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 0.27 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 54.5 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 63% 39.23% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 80% 51.68% 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 28% 30.36% 24.79%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 19% 17.89% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 24% 22.57% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 4.72 3.51 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 94% 90.81% 90.4%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 165 135 140
Pupils staying in education 90% 88.37% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 25% 32.73% 34.05%
School sixth forms 64% 48.52% 30.7%
Sixth form colleges 0% 1.68% 10.42%
Other education destinations 1% 5.41% 11.13%
Pupils in apprenticeships 2% 1.07% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 2% 1.41% 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 0.27 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 56.2 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 70% 18 33.34% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 86% 9 47.05% 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 53% 29.27% 25.72%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 32% 7 15.54% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 42% 11 21.09% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 5.13 3.25 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% 89.37% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 156 130 135
Pupils staying in education 96% 85% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 24% 30.93% 33.37%
School sixth forms 71% 47.29% 31.09%
Sixth form colleges 0% 1.2% 8.47%
Other education destinations 1% 5.52% 11.15%
Pupils in apprenticeships 1% 2.32% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 1% 2.11% 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 0.21 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 52.7 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 52% 8 34.96% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 77% 1 47.77% 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 40% 29.08% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 25% 9 16.17% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 31% 6 21.85% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 4.69 3.3 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 99% 84.29% 84.85%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 161 131 140
Pupils staying in education 93% 74.49% 73.87%
Further education college or other further education provider 27% 24.6% 28.39%
School sixth forms 66% 47.98% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges - 0.5% 9.1%
Other education destinations - 1.68% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships 2% 1.7% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 1.5% 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 0.65 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 57.1 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 60% 35.25% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 76% 49.19% 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 44% 30.85% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 34% 20.2% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 37% 21.91% 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% 87.55% 85.17%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 156 134 144
Pupils staying in education 92% 43.81% 58.13%
Further education college or other further education provider 27% 27.71% 30.58%
School sixth forms 65% 48.14% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges 0% 0.37% 8.99%
Other education destinations 0% 2.63% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 3.21% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 1.74% 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 39.48 36.9 33.36
Average grade B - -
Average points (Best 3) 40.83 35.3 32.42
Average Grade (Best 3) B - -
AAB or higher 31.3% 20.26% 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 147 180 249
Students staying in education 63% 64.63% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 4% 3.55% 4.98%
Students entering employment 20% 18.52% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 7% 9.21% 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 36.39 1 32.57 29.34
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 38.72 2 32.16 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) B - -
AAB or higher 21.9% 16.46% 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 137 182 232
Students staying in education 58% 60.54% 57.24%
Students entering apprenticeships 6% 5.7% 7.77%
Students entering employment 25% 22.9% 21.01%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 7% 6.93% 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 37.08 1 31.83 28.97
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 36.96 2 31.93 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) B- - -
AAB or higher 26.1% 16.88% 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 - 1 3
Students staying in education 24 22.77% 31.74%
Students entering apprenticeships 4% 3.32% 5.54%
Students entering employment 22% 13.42% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 7% 2.94% 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 36.16 30.74 26.71
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 34.96 31.86 27.73
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 21.3% 16.88% 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 19 31.6% 36.46%
Students entering apprenticeships - 4.49% 6.36%
Students entering employment 17% 20.42% 20.07%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 11% 2.54% 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 - 3rd 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 24th 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 4th 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 - 23rd Jul 2024
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16 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Simon Balle All-Through School
Local authority ratio 18 : 1

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