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 1,250 students, including approximately 370 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, Maths & Computing. The College is a STEM Assured College - one of only four schools in the country to achieve this. As a result, the College will aim to become a STEM hub which will open up a vast number of opportunities for our students and staff.
Leadership: The College is led by the Principal, Vice Principal, four Assistant Principals, three Senior Teachers, a Director of School Business and Head of Network and Learning Resources. The College operates a Faculty system whereby each Faculty is led by a member of the Leadership Team. Each Faculty supports and monitors pupil progress rigorously through our Quality Assurance Cycle. 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 highly 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. The majority of staff are provided with a tablet PC. New members of staff are supported through a comprehensive mentoring programme with a dedicated mentor. Staff have many opportunities for social activities: there is a free yoga class once a week and access to our wide range of sporting, keep fit and swimming facilities all free of charge. There is also free tea and coffee throughout the day, a half termly staff quiz and a huge number of social events during the year.
Environment: The College buildings are of a very high standard, providing excellent facilities in all curriculum areas. We have recently refurbished our Science Laboratories and Food Technology Room which reflect our desire for continuous improvements in our learning environment. The College opened its new £7 million Sixth Form Centre and Sports Complex in recent years which has provided us with new Sixth Form accommodation, including a lecture theatre and common room.
Success: We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. In 2018: 47% of the Year 11 achieved both English and Maths at Grade 5+, 62% of the Year 11 achieved both English and Maths at Grade 4+.These figures are above the national average for boys. Our Sixth Form has grown steadily over the last six years both in terms of the number of students and their achievements. Over 80% of our Year 11 have returned to our Sixth Form. This year 110 (82%) of students from our Sixth Form went to university, 22 have gone onto Apprenticeships.
Sport: The College has a proven record of sporting success at local, regional and international level. The sports facilities are of the highest standard and include a sports hall, a 25m swimming pool, a dojo (for judo) and a fitness suite. We work with Greenhouse with four dedicated sports coaches training our students to compete at national and international levels in the sports of judo, table tennis, volleyball and rugby. We have just opened 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.