Furze Platt Senior School

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Furze Platt Senior School
Motto Learning Together
Established c. 23 April 1963
Type Academy (English school)
Religion Mixed
Headteacher Ms. Tanya S White B.A.(Hons)
Chair of Governor Mr. Gavin Tisshaw[1]
Location Furze Platt Road
51°32′10″N 0°44′27″W / 51.536192°N 0.740762°W / 51.536192; -0.740762Coordinates: 51°32′10″N 0°44′27″W / 51.536192°N 0.740762°W / 51.536192; -0.740762
Local authority Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
DfE URN 137740 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 150 (approx.)
Students 1,246
Gender Boys and Girls (Mixed School)
Ages 11–18
Houses Bray, Henley, Cookham, Bisham, Eton, Windsor, Dorney, Marlow
Colours Various – specific to all houses
Website Furze Platt Senior School

Furze Platt Senior School is a mixed secondary school with academy status in Maidenhead.

The school draws pupils from across Maidenhead, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

It was used as a filming location on the ITV television series Forever Green.

Examination results are very strong and the progress students make in their GCSEs is in the top 20% of schools in the country according to the SSAT in 2015.

The school's latest OFSTED report rated Furze Platt Senior School as GOOD. The quality of teaching was particularly highlighted as a strength along with student behaviour and examination success. The report is available on the OFSTED website.

Sixth Form[edit]

The school's Sixth Form is entirely integrated into school life, yet benefits from a private sixth form area with a study area with computer facilities, study work rooms, seminar rooms and a communal common room. Examination results have been rated by the independent value added ALPS system as very good or excellent for the past 5 years.

The sixth form is led by the Head of Sixth Form. There are many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles within the school. OFSTED rated the pastoral care given to students as excellent.

The school has a strong careers education scheme and excellent links with universities across the country. Students regularly progress to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.


The school has an extensive range of specialist facilities and has benefited in recent years from a range of new building development including:- New Drama Studios, a recording studio, a new Maths Building and a Leisure Centre which incorporates an extensive fitness suite, playing courts, a dance studio and an Astroturf.

IT and Mathematics[edit]

Maths and IT are recognised strengths of the school. The school is successful in local, regional and national mathematics challenges run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.

A new Mathematics teaching block was opened in September 2013 further extending opportunities.


Furze Platt Senior School Greenpower team was formed in 2003 and has had national success.[2] More details regarding the Greenpower team can be found at the website https://sites.google.com/a/furzeplatt.com/greenpower/

Management Team[edit]

The school is led by Headteacher – Ms. Tanya White, 2 Deputy Headteachers – Mr. Glen Bown and Mr. Edwin Towill.[3]

School Houses[edit]

The School Home system consists of eight competing houses named after towns on the River Thames. The house structure ensures high quality pastoral care and promotes sporting, cultural, musical, and academic projects. Home points are then added together at the culmination of the school year (and each school term) to declare the winner of the Home Cup.[citation needed]

House Head of House Colour of House Department
Bisham Miss Emily Satherwaite Yellow PE, Drama and Music
Bray Miss Nicola Benham Orange Maths
Cookham Mr Peter Rowley Blue Art Design and Technology
Dorney Mr Chris Djaelani Green MFL
Eton Miss Donna Wadhams Light Green English
Henley Mr Andrew Molin Burgundy Science
Marlow Miss Laura Lewis Red IT and PSHE
Windsor Miss Lucy Brewster Purple Humanities