Ernest Bevin College
Wandsworth, United Kingdom
About Ernest Bevin College
Ernest Bevin College is a six form entry boys' school, maintained by Wandsworth Education Authority. The current roll is 1,120 students, including approximately 250 in the co-educational Sixth Form. One third of the annual intake is selected by means of a general ability test. The college continues with its original specialisms in Sports and STEM.
Leadership: The college is led by the Principal, Vice Principal, three Assistant Principals, three Senior Teachers, a School Business Manager and Head of Network and Learning Resources. The Head of Year leads a team of tutors who are responsible for the wellbeing of their year. The ethos of the college is one of high expectations of behaviour and learning in conjunction with a warm, friendly and positive environment. The college has a track record of succession planning and staff have many opportunities for internal promotion.
Colleagues: The college has a stable and committed staff who have high expectations of themselves and their students and who work very hard to meet individual needs. We like to look after our staff by providing support and training and a good environment in which to work. The facilities in subject areas are of a high standard and every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard or Smart TV. New members of staff are supported through a comprehensive mentoring programme with a dedicated mentor. Staff have many opportunities for social activities and have access to our wide range of sporting, keep fit and swimming facilities all free of charge.
Environment: The college buildings are of a very high standard, providing excellent facilities in all curriculum areas. We have a desire for continuous improvement and more recent refurbishment projects include the Drama Studio, Science Laboratories and Food Technology Room. The £7 million Sixth Form Centre and Sports Complex includes a 25m swimming pool, a gym, large sports hall and a dojo (for judo).
Success: We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. In 2020 our boys exceeded all national progress levels for boys in maintained schools and we reported a positive progress 8 score of A positive progress 8 score of 0.19. In the Sixth Form A level results showed a 12% improvement.
Sport: The college has a proven record of sporting success at local, regional and international level. We work with the chairty Greenhouse Sports who provide dedicated table tennis coaches training our students to compete at national and international levels - in 2020, our U19 team won the National Boys' Table Tennis competition. We run a Cricket Academy in partnership with Twenty20 Community Cricket which will enable students to benefit from professional cricket coaching and a full programme of competitive matches alongside their studies. We have a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Royal Marines working with us on site.