Onslow St Audrey's School
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Onslow St Audrey’s School is a mixed, non-denominational school with academy status situated in Hatfield, Hertfordshire in England. It specialises in business and enterprise, and is one of only two schools nationally to be awarded British Red Cross School status. Around 550 students attend Onslow St Audrey’s with around 60 in the sixth form. It caters for pupils aged 11 to 18.
The sixth form is currently[when?] made up of 60 students, spread across two year groups. A friendly, communal atmosphere is present. Although the Sixth Form block, which contains a Study Room and a Common Room,is based away from the central school building, all lessons take place in the main school buildings. The Sixth Form is part of the 16 to 19 Welwyn & Hatfield Consortium and as such offers a wide range of A-Level subjects. Within the school and in the consotium with other welwyn and hatfield schools. A-Levels in Mathematics, English, History, Catering and Hospitality, Art, Music, Business, ICT, Science applied, Biology, Psychology, Childcare, Photography, public services and Sport are offered, as well as a range of other BTECs. Monitored broadband access is available, along with limited kitchen facilities, disabled access and toilets and their own Sixth form block to study and spend their break and lunch in if they please. All Sixth Formers have the opportunity to take the Community Sports Leaders Award, and most go on to the university of choice.
Onslow St Audrey's is a rapidly improving school, its most recent Ofsted inspection report deeming it to be "good with a number of outstanding features." Results have improved dramatically year-on-year, and the most recent contextual value-added measure places it third in Hertfordshire. Teachers and students alike are elated with recent achievements which have acted as a spring-board to continued success and improvement.
The 2009 Ofsted inspection report judged care, guidance and support to be outstanding, wrote of "students' pride in and enjoyment of their school", and deemed attainment and achievement to be good. Ofsted judged overall leadership and management to be good and the leadership of the Headteacher, Paul Meredith, to be outstanding.
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- 2009 Ofsted Inspection Report prepared 1st June 2009.
- 2006 Ofsted Inspection Report prepared July 2006.
- The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools prepared 8 February 2000.