Woodside High School (London)

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Template:Infobox UK school Woodside High School is now an academy located in Wood Green area of the London Borough of Haringey, England. Having just over 1000 students, Mrs McVitte has made a drastic improvement to the school since being the new headteacher.

In September 2006, the school was renamed from 'White Hart Lane secondary school' to 'Woodside High School'. Having had such a bad reputation, McVitte decided to give the school a 'make-over' giving the school new uniforms as well as a new reputation. After 7 years of being headteacher the school is now considered one of the best schools in Haringey, being 4th in the Haringey league tables and in the top 25 of the most improved schools in the country. It carries a new reputation that is highly valued by the students. The school was built in 1807.

Location and buildings

The school is located on White hart lane in Wood Green, in the London Borough of Haringey, North London. It is central to many sport facilities such as a football ground and tennis court opposite the building, New River sport centre and a rugby field for London Scholars rugby league are also nearby. The school is approximately a 20 minute walk from Wood Green Shopping Centre


Over the past few years, the school has approximately spent 22 million pounds on refurbishment and rebuilding works. The school now benefits from a number of facilities,new buildings and technology. A new school for children with disabilities was built on site with Woodside and was named Riverside School.

Specialist and academy status

The school was given specialist status in Business and Enterprise in September 2004.Template:Citation needed the school converted to academy status in December 2011.

Ofsted reports

The Ofsted Inspection in February 2011 rated the school as outstanding. In recent years the school's reports have increased dramatically.


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