Maiden Erlegh School

Maiden Erlegh School

Recruiter Summary

Age Range: 11 - 18, Mainstream Secondary
Gender: Mixed
No. on roll: 1663
Headteacher: Co-Headteachers: Mr Mike Haddrell and Miss Mary Da
Address: Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire
Postcode: RG6 7HS
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Telephone: 0118 926 2467
Fax: 0118 926 6111

Welcome to Maiden Erlegh School, one of the country’s highest performing schools at GCSE and A level.

At Maiden Erlegh we are committed to excellence and expect the very highest standards from all our students. Our examination results at A level and GCSE are consistently very high and have placed us amongst the highest achieving mixed community schools in the country.

Maiden Erlegh is very successful because it is ambitious and has a team of highly qualified and committed people who promote achievement. In recognition of the GCSE examination success enjoyed by our pupils over the past few years our teachers received a DfES Achievement Award. We were also awarded Specialist School Status for the Arts in 2003. In 2007 the school was recognised by the DFES as a “high performing school” and was invited to apply for a second specialism. Our application was successful and Maiden Erlegh was awarded a second specialism in Business and Enterprise. In 2007 Ofsted judged Maiden Erlegh to be “an “Outstanding” school with an “Outstanding” Sixth Form.

Maiden Erlegh School prides itself on its excellent range of extra-curricular activities, which offer further opportunities for students to pursue their interests in Music, Drama, Art and Sport. Many of these interests grow naturally out of work in class. The Arts play a significant part in the life of the school and the community. Maiden Erlegh has an excellent reputation for high achievements in Music, Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts. A full programme of public performance, community activities, workshops, exhibitions, dance and art festivals ensure that students have an outlet for their talents. A new Visual Arts Centre was opened by Lord Puttnam; a new digital media suite and new Music practice rooms were also opened recently. The school was awarded the Artsmark Gold Award from the Arts Council in 2008 to acknowledge outstanding provision in the Arts.

Our facilities have improved significantly in the last few years with the additions of a new purpose-built Sixth Form Block with space for 450 students; a new 22 room teaching block; a new Mathematics and Science Block; a new All-Weather Pitch; the refurbishment and re-design of the Lower School; extended dining hall facilities; the re-modelling of the school hall; additional new teaching accommodation across the school and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.

The growing number of applications for places at the school means that the Borough Council has been able to secure additional funds from the Government’s “Expanding Popular and Successful School’s” grant to provide further investment in the school.

We are confident that this rolling capital programme will bring many benefits to the school and create a learning environment fit for the 21st Century.

Current Vacancies

None at present

Maiden Erlegh School