Redbridge Community School

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Coordinates: 50°55′19″N 1°27′54″W / 50.922°N 1.465°W / 50.922; -1.465

Redbridge Community School
Motto "Aspiration Respect Opportunity Excellence"
Established 1987
Type Secondary academy
Headteacher Jason S Ashley
Location Cuckmere Lane
Local authority Southampton
DfE URN 116453 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 2000<
Gender mixed
Ages 11–16
Publication "The Bridge" Newsletter

Redbridge Community School is a mixed secondary school with academy status in west Southampton, Hampshire, in the south of England. In an Ofsted inspection on 4 May 2007, the inspectors report praised the school saying "Redbridge provides outstanding quality education. Whilst the school modestly judges its overall effectiveness to be good, inspectors judge it to be excellent. Students speak very highly of their school and show considerable pride in it. Parents are happy with the provision that the school makes for their children."[1]

According to the Department for Education and Skills performance tables, the school obtained the highest CVA score in the city, with a score of 1039.1, putting the school in the top 25% of schools in England. This is a new, complex Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 contextual value added (CVA) score designed to show the progress children have made. This is done by comparing their achievements with those of other pupils nationally who had the same or similar prior attainment in their test results at age 10 or 11 in 2001.

The school is a Specialist Sports College for 11 to 16 year olds.

The school was rebuilt using Private Finance Initiative funding, and was completed in April 2003

The school has become an academy, which means that the teachers will not have to follow the national curriculum. The highest achieving students do an English Baccalaureate (EBacc) while the lower do regular GCSEs and/or BTECs at Key Stage 4 as of September 2012. Each student is given a pathway tailored to their personal needs and potential.


  1. ^ Ofsted inspection report, visit of 4 May 2007.

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