Contextual information for Higher Education Providers (2021/22)


Drayton Manor High School is a London comprehensive school with high academic expectations. 24% of our students come from the most socially deprived backgrounds, so we offer a range of enrichment activities that all students participate in during their time with us to ensure that, whatever their background, they experience opportunities to develop them into well-rounded individuals.



Contextual information for Higher Education Providers (2021-2022)


Drayton Manor High School is a London comprehensive school with high academic expectations. 24% of our students come from the most socially deprived backgrounds, so we offer a range of enrichment activities that all students participate in during their time with us. This ensures that whatever their background, they experience opportunities to develop into well-rounded individuals.


COVID-19 implications for current cohort


Following the widespread disruption to their GCSEs in the academic year 2019-2020, our Year 12 cohort were hit particularly badly by COVID-19 throughout the first term of the academic year 2020-2021 as they were settling into sixth form. A significant proportion of our students were asked to self-isolate, some up to four times, which is equivalent to eight weeks of teaching. During periods of self-isolation and general lockdown, lessons were conducted through Microsoft Teams, though these were shorter in length than usual and offered fewer opportunities for assessment and feedback.


Following students’ physical return to school, in-person end of year assessments were held to reflect students’ progress over their course of study to date. These assessments, in combination with other factors such as engagement in lessons both pre- and post-lockdown, and performance on short tests at the beginning of this academic year, have provided the foundation for students’ predicted grades.


October 2021

Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, London W7 1EU

School Reception: 020 8357 1900  |  Student Absence: studentabsence@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk  |  Staff Absence: 020 8357 1910 

Facilities Manager: 020 8357 1902  |  Finance Office: 020 8357 1903  |  Email: adminoffice@draytonmanorhighschool.co.uk