Jo Richardson Community School, Barking and Dagenham
The school is a comprehensive with a sixth form of 170 within a larger partnership of sixth forms. We perform above national averages despite being in an area where the number of EAL, asylum and refugee students as well as those receiving FSM is high. Deprivation is common; few parents have attended university and few are in professional occupations.
Most students progress to HE having studied three A levels and the equivalent of one AS from an unrestricted choice of 40 academic courses. Vocational students follow a level three course and do not usually do not take an equivalent of an AS level.