At Loxford we recognise the need to work collaboratively with other schools and organisations. We are stronger when we work in partnership, whether it be acting as a critical friend or gaining advice from other outstanding schools. We are an ‘Outstanding’ all through school that is really going places. At Loxford we believe our pioneering and rigorous learning environment, and commitment to innovation provides our students with the opportunity to realise their full potential. We innovate, we challenge and we ensure success.
Currently we are working with a number of partner organisations some of whom are shown below.
International School Status has opened a window in Loxford to other cultures and brought the world into our classrooms. We currently hold the British Council’s International School Award. Through this we aim to access a world of learning, collaboration and culture. The ISS provides an internationally recognised accreditation for our school’s international work. We have formed partnerships with schools around the world to teach our students about life in other countries and develop them as global citizens.
For more information on our vibrant work as an International School please read International Schools
In late 2013 we were invited by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London to join his ‘Gold Club’ of outstanding schools. The Gold Club is an annual scheme to identify and celebrate those exceptional schools in London that are succeeding with all their pupils – but especially the most disadvantaged – in different contexts.
The Mayor asked Loxford to apply to join the Gold Club scheme. As a key part of our membership of the Gold Club, alongside recognition from the Mayor and other schools, we are asked to share our good practice to help other schools to learn from our success. We have hosted several events at Loxford and at other schools where we have shared the outstanding work of our students and staff.
The criteria for the ‘Gold Club’ award are based on data in Department for Education performance tables and National Pupil Database, which show that the Gold Club schools have overcome factors of poverty, disadvantage and low prior attainment for their pupils to raise aspiration and achievement.
This award is recognition of the immense hard work of all students and staff in Loxford.
IGGY is an international social network for gifted 13 to 18 year old students. IGGY stands for International Gateway for Gifted Youth. It’s designed to challenge students and help them reach their full potential. It is partly funded by the University of Warwick and provides access to academics and resources, a safe place online to interact with other gifted students across the world and a friendly and proactive support network. We have used some of the pupil premium funding to pay for this exciting initiative.
IGGY @ Loxford – Approximately 30 students in years 8 to 13 have been given access to IGGY. Each student has an academic profile indicating that they would benefit from this opportunity. We have called them IGGY9, IGGY10 etc depending on their year group in September. Each group is led by a member of staff. Following a launch assembly led by the University of Warwick we have after school sessions to ensure our students are engaged and are able to make the most of the IGGY community.
We are a High Performing (LEPP) school which builds on our previous specialist status as a Technology College, Training School and Language College.
We were the first London comprehensive school to be awarded Technology College status in 1996. As a HPSS we were offered the opportunity to take up a second specialism in 2006. We decided to take up the languages option in order to build on the strengths of a successful department and support the place of languages in the curriculum. Shortly after we became a Training School and have used these initiatives to build a strong learning culture across the whole of the school. We continue to work closely with the SSAT through their leadership programmes and as an International Host school.
Leading Edge is a national network for high-performing schools that are committed to working in partnership to raise achievement; innovation; sharing practice both within and beyond the network. The programme is intended to provide high performing schools with a national network and support appropriate to their needs.
We were judged to qualify for the program following our Ofsted 1 ‘Outstanding’ and our excellent rates of student progress from key stage 2 to key stage 4 (FFT Upper quartile) and beyond. This is the difference between the levels with which a student enters Loxford with and those they gain in year 11 and 13. We were able to present a range of data to evidence that we are a high performing school. The LEPP gives us access to a national network of high performing schools for support and guidance. We can draw on the work of others and offer support to schools who would like to see the outstanding work of our students and staff.
The PiXL Club is a collaboration of school leaders, headed by Sir John Rowling, this is a club that some have said to be “the best thing they have seen in education”. The PiXL Club is about sharing new ideas with school leaders; it is a partnership of focused, determined and dedicated professional practitioners. It is a not for profit organisation that focuses on supporting and developing Key Stage 2, GCSE and A Level results of thousands of students in many schools across London, the South East, West and the North. As an all-through school we are proud to be members of all 3 PiXL phases – Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.