Performance and Data

Unlike most other schools you will not find evidence of our performance in national league tables. This is because the vast majority of our students are dual-registered with mainstream schools, and their individual data is captured in those schools’ results.  However, we are able to provide national benchmarking data against schools & pupil referral units in England for your information.

It is also important to remember that our cohort is both small and fluctuating. Students arrive and leave every week throughout the year. Some may be with us for 6 weeks, others for 2 years. The impact that we are able to have is obviously dependent on the length of time students stay with us.

In this context, all data should be treated with caution, but we are pleased to describe below the very significant improvements that we have made over the past 4 years, which have resulted in outstanding outcomes for our students, all of whom arrive at Malden Oaks with some form of barrier to learning.


4 year improvements at a glance

Area 2011 – 2012 2015 – 2016
GCSE achievement 5% of students gained at least 5 GCSE passes.

27% of students gained at least 1 grade C.

Average 3.6 qualifications per student.

82% of students gained at least 5         GCSE passes.

82% of students gained at least 1         GCSE grade C

Average 5.7 GCSEs per student including several A and B grades.

The best ever results for Malden Oaks – after 4 years of continuous improvement.

Curriculum 3 core subjects. A few students accessed 1 or 2 extra subjects. All KS4 students study 4 core plus up to 4 options, making a total of 8 subjects from a choice of 15.
Attendance Average access to learning was 16 hrs a week (Mecklenburg) and 5 hrs a week (Malden Oaks). 25hrs a week curriculum. Large majority of students improve their attendance % compared with their attendance at their previous school.
Exclusions 20 days lost to FTE 8 days lost to FTE
Destinations 63% of students moved on to education, employment or training. 95% of students moved on to education, employment or training.

Close links with the S2E programme hosted by Malden Oaks to provide for those students who need a more supported transition.

Outreach Did not exist. The MOOT programme is now starting its 4th successful year. In that time 70% of students referred to the programme have maintained their mainstream placements.  A year 11 programme is being piloted this year.
Data monitoring Some student data was manually entered onto excel spreadsheets. The SIMS system is fully used by all staff enabling data to be easily entered and retrieved so that students’ baseline, current, predicted and target grades can be viewed, discussed and analysed as required.
Progress reviews Two systems of reviewing students’ progress were in place, with differences in the level of detail. All reviews are recorded on the same template which includes comprehensive information on attendance, behaviour, progress across the whole curriculum, post 16 plans and target-monitoring.
Student voice Students expressed their views through their individual half-termly reviews. A fully functioning student council meets regularly and has had an input into all areas of school life, including reviewing the SEF and the SDP. Student voice activities inform all subject development plans.
Activities afternoon Did not exist. Students choose from a wide-range of options on a half-termly basis and participate in mixed-age groups. This programme enables them to develop extra interests and learn new skills alongside staff who enjoy sharing their passions. Options currently include dry-slope skiing, Indian cookery, Lego and model-making, yoga, and jewellery making.
Jack Petchey scheme We were not a member of the scheme. Students are now well-used to recognising each other’s achievements. 16 students have received awards and have used their prize money to provide new equipment or opportunities for their peers.


A basic website was in place. A brand new website was created, featuring a promotional video and detailing information on all aspects of school life.
Management Committee The Management committee met termly. The main committee meets at least 4 times a year. 3 sub-committees have been formed – Teaching & Achievement, Behaviour, Safety & Welfare, and Premises & Finance. These all meet at least once a term, along with the core strategy group. Members are very active in providing challenge and support to the school leadership.
Premises Malden Oaks consisted of 4 rooms in a shared building and Mecklenburg 8 rooms in a shared building. There were no lunch facilities and no outdoor spaces. The two provisions merged into ‘One Malden Oaks’ in Sept 2014 and moved into refurbished premises at The Dukes Centre. The accommodation now consists of 11 specialist teaching rooms, a library, indoor and outdoor recreation areas and a café. A new dedicated section for KS3 opened in September 2016.
Expansion There were 44 places available for Kingston students, 24 at Mecklenburg and 20 at Malden Oaks. 14 additional places were purchased by Richmond schools in Jan & April 2015. Kingston schools forum agreed to fund an additional 16 places for Kingston schools in the autumn of 2015.

Not all our achievements can be easily measured – watch our video on the home page to gain a broader view of how students benefit from their time at Malden Oaks.