Introductions

 

 
I am very pleased to commend to you  Howard of Effingham School which is proven as a school that offers a high quality education to all its students.  I believe this is achieved through our student-centred and personalised approach where the individual student lies at the heart of everything we do. In “bringing out the best” we do all that we can to ensure that every student fulfils his or her potential and achieves more than they ever thought they could.
 
In our most recent inspection in 2009, Ofsted’s judgement was that we were an “outstanding school”. Our students’ continued success would appear to explain the lack of re-inspection since then. These outstanding achievements have been formally acknowledged in many ways including an invitation from the DfE to form an Academy Chain to build upon our substantial experience of partnership working and further our school-to-school improvement success. The Howard Partnership Trust, for which Howard of Effingham School is the lead school, is now a steadily growing multi-academy chain in Surrey. Partnership working has already reaped considerable benefits for the students, staff and communities of our schools. From a Howard of Effingham perspective we have seen increased resources, curriculum initiatives and professional development opportunities which have had a positive impact on our ability to recruit and retain high quality staff. These factors have aided the development of an environment in which all students can be challenged and nurtured to develop their talents to the full, and have undoubtedly been instrumental in contributing to the impressive educational outcomes for students in all our schools, and none more so than at The Howard.
 
As CEO, I am very fortunate indeed to have such a talented Head as Mrs Pennington who is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of this school. As a comprehensive school, The Howard aims to provide opportunities for students of all aptitudes to achieve their very best. Our team of specialist and committed teachers provide a curriculum that is both stimulating and demanding; working alongside them is a wide variety of dedicated support staff who contribute significantly to the high quality teaching and learning that our students enjoy. The continually impressive outcomes in public examination results at both A Level and GCSE speak for themselves.
 
I encourage  all prospective parents to visit our school and meet the students and staff. I will be happy to outline our philosophy on education and share with you our future plans of which I very much hope you and your child will want to become a part.
 
 
R J Barnfield CBE MA, BSc
CEO, The Howard Partnership Trust
 
 
 
Choosing the right secondary school for your son or daughter can be challenging. To support you in
making a well informed choice, we encourage you to visit the school, on one of our Open Evenings or conducted tours. 
The Howard of Effingham is an outstanding school.  It offers maximum opportunities for young people to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive.  The school sets high standards that instil values which enable students to develop into confident and responsible young adults.
 
The Howard has a well deserved reputation for academic excellence. Each year our GCSE results have placed us among the top comprehensive schools in Surrey. There is a natural progression into the Sixth Form where the courses on offer include both traditional and vocational A Levels, and our successes here enable  the vast majority of our students who apply to University to secure one of their chosen places, including Oxbridge. For the latest GCSE and A and A Level results, please click here.
 
 
The pastoral organisation of The Howard ensures a sharp focus on the well-being and academic progress of the students.  High standards of behaviour based on respect for each other and the school environment are paramount and the House system helps to foster a real spirit of community and co-operation.  In addition, an excellent range of extra-curricular activities, trips and leadership opportunities is available for our students making The Howard a vibrant community in which all are encouraged to develop their talents to the full.
 
The Howard is a traditional school with a passion for innovation.  Every child matters to us; we are committed to developing well-rounded individuals with a thirst for life-long learning.  It is our ambition that every child will achieve their best and look back on their time at The Howard with fond memories and a real sense of achievement.

 
 
H Pennington BSc (Hons), NPQH
Headteacher
 

Howard of Effingham School, part of The Howard Partnership Trust. The Howard Partnership Trust: Registered Office: Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 07597068. An exempt charitable trust.