The school is larger than average and is popular with parents, notably so in the sixth form. Many pupils come from outside the local area and their socio-economic background is representative of the whole of north Hertfordshire. The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is below average. Attainment on entry is above average and the proportion of pupils who join or leave the school other than at normal times is low. The pupils are predominately of White British heritage, with few pupils from a minority ethnic background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities, including those with a Statement of Special Educational Needs is below average. The school achieved specialist status in the Arts in September 2006.
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Hitchin Road, , Stevenage SG1 4AE