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Hurstmere School

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Hurstmere School
Motto "We Strive To Succeed"
Type Academy
Headteacher Andrew Stringer
Location Hurst Road
Greater London
DA15 9AW
DfE number 303/5404
DfE URN 137368 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1056 (in 2011)
Gender Male
Ages 11–16
Houses Caxton, Cobham, Sidney, Chaucer
Website Hurstmere School

Hurstmere School (formerly Hurstmere Foundation School for Boys) is an all-boys secondary school with academy status, located on Hurst Road in Sidcup, a suburb of London, England. It shares its site with the Jumping Jacks Day Nursery.[1] The school was designated as a sports college in 2003 and also as a science college in 2008.[2] In February 2012, the school was converted to an academy under the Academies Act 2010.[3]

In 2007 the school was in the top 50 most improved schools over the past three years.[4] In 2010, the school was reported as achieving a 41% rate for at least five GCSEs at A* to C grade including maths and English among its 207 GCSE students, and an overall A* to C pass rate in at least five exams of 74%.[5] In July 2011, its GCSE results improved. 85% of students gained at least five A* to C grades with 58% gaining five A* to C grades in subjects including Maths and English.[citation needed]

An Ofsted inspection report in 2014 rated the school as "outstanding", with a "excellent" capacity for sustained improvement. The report remarked on the school's "outstanding leadership" and the marked improvement in attendance since the last inspection in December 2007.[2]

The school holds an annual prize-giving ceremony which commends students who have done exceptionally well in their subjects. The prizes are presented by a guest speaker who is usually associated with the school or its specialist subjects.[citation needed]

The school has a few guest speakers visit each year to inform students about life choices, these include Peter York and a local Olympian.


  1. ^ "Jumping Jacks Day Nursery". Ofsted. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Hurstmere Foundation School for Boys - Inspection Report" (PDF). Ofsted. May 2011. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Hurstmere School" (PDF). Ofsted. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  4. ^ Piper, Linda (15 January 2007). "Big improvements for borough's schools". News Shopper. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  5. ^ "BEXLEY: Borough's GCSE students 'shine' achieving record-breaking results". News Shopper. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 

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Hurstmere School Coordinates: 51°26′19″N 0°06′52″E / 51.4387°N 0.1144°E / 51.4387; 0.1144