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Introduction

George Mitchell School

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George Mitchell School is a popular, over-subscribed and increasingly successful mixed, multi-cultural 3-16 Comprehensive School, attended by children who mainly live in the local area, although some do come from further afield.  We are very well served by public transport, and are located on several sites – on Crawley Road, Farmer Road, Burchell Road and Vicarage Road. 

Examination results at the end of Key Stage 4 (i.e. the end of Year 11) have improved dramatically over recent years, and 2009 was a record-breaking year, with our best results ever on every front. Our ‘value added’ (the difference we make to children’s academic attainment in the time that they are with us) is also excellent and well above national average; in English and Maths especially, our ‘value-added’ places us in the top 10% of schools nationally.

We are very much a community school, at the hub of the local community, and a haven in which our children feel especially safe, happy and valued. Two consecutive OFSTED reports (2005 and 2008) have celebrated our many strengths, and in 2008 we were judged a GOOD school, with a number of OUTSTANDING features.