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The school achieved Technology College status in September 2001. This has a significant impact for staff and students alike, with 4 new state of the art ICT suites being built and ICT lessons introduced at KS3. Students were also given a choice of one of five Design and Technology choices at KS4. Stephen Twigg, the then Junior Minister for the Department for Education and Skills, officially opened the school as a Technology College in January 2002.

TT with Victror Lyons  TT with Stephen Twigg   

(Photo 1) Teresa Tunnadine with Victor Lyons (Leader of Barnet Council) and Brian Reynolds (Assisitant Chief Executive) at the Technolgy College Opening

(Photo 2) Teresa Tunnadine with Stephen Twigg

2002 saw the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and was also a significant year for The Compton, with the school’s second Ofsted report, achieving an Outstanding grade for the second time running. The report noted, “This is an excellent school, in which very good teaching and first-rate leadership and management enable pupils to make very good progress. Standards of attainment are well above those found in similar schools and pupils’ attitudes and behaviour are very good.”

The Class of 2002

The Class of 2002

“Relationships between pupils of different ethnic and social backgrounds and between teachers and pupils are excellent”

Ofsted 2002