Caterham High School
Redbridge, United Kingdom
About Caterham High School
Caterham High School is a non-denominational, co-educational secondary school with sixth form in Ilford, Essex. There are approximately 1,217 students on the school roll, 313 of whom are in the sixth form. The school can be easily accessed by public transport, including the 128 bus, which stops at nearby Rushden Gardens.
There are six houses at Caterham High School, named for famous Britons: Brunel, Newton, Pankhurst, Redgrave, Seacole and Windsor. The secondary school runs a before-school Breakfast Club and an after-school Science Club.
Values and vision
Caterham High School is committed to discovering and nurturing the abilities of every child. Setting the highest expectations in terms of learning and behaviour, the school is justifiably proud of the academic achievements of students. Recognising that children’s abilities lie in a variety of areas, Caterham provides a wealth of opportunities and courses that allow every student to develop and showcase his or her unique talents.
The secondary school promotes a "can do" culture in which everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence. A progressive curriculum places great emphasis on building skills that prepare students for a successful career and a fulfilling life. Using its strengths in sport and the arts, the school focuses not only on acquiring knowledge but also on developing qualities and skills that are valued in the workplace and the community.
“English and reading are taught well. Students are confident readers and enjoy reading from texts or from their own work in a range of subjects. One boy described how he loved the feeling of ‘getting into a book’ and students enjoy recording their progress and range of texts in their reading logs. Mathematics is taught well. Inspectors saw good application of mathematics in science and geography.”