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  • Drayton Manor High School
    Drayton Bridge Road
    W7 1EU
  • Head: Sir Pritpal Singh
  • T 020 8357 1900
  • F 020 8566 1901
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.draytonman…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 1,502; sixth formers: 333
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 25th May 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 23rd March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

 Beautiful central piazza, complete with immaculate topiary and a total absence of grime or litter make for stunning premises. Vivienne Westwood’s striking Union Jack on a main corridor adds a dramatic punch to what could otherwise feel like a National Trust property. Pupils were highly focused in the lessons we observed, whether being tested on GCSE biology modules or role-playing gritty scenarios in drama group. Head delights in the fact that ‘they enjoy being challenged. They can listen for long periods of time. They can express their opinions with confidence’...


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What the school says...

Drayton Manor High School in West London is a handsome, red-brick building built in the 1930s on the site of Hanwell Park House, land that had been previously owned by the then local historian, Sir Montague Sharpe.

The school first opened as a grammar school, then becoming a comprehensive in 1973, grant-maintained in 1992 and a Foundation School in 1998. In 2004 the schools Head, Sir Pritpal Singh (knighted in 2005 in the Queens birthday Honours for services to education) was recognised as the Headteacher of the Year for London and the school was named in the Chief Inspectors Report to Parliament as an outstanding school. The last OFSTED report described Sir Pritpal as having a strong, clear vision and someone who had successfully established an outstanding ethos in the school.

The school received academy status in August 2011 and today provides an education for almost 1,600 students aged 11 -19. It prides itself on its high academic standards and excellence across the board.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Government & Politics at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Latin at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1994, Sir Pritpal Singh BSc MA FRSA. Educated at Highgate School, where he was a boarder; he has maintained close links with his alma mater. Read chemistry at London University. Deputy head at Cranford Community School, as well as head of science, head of chemistry and head of year group at several other comprehensive schools. Knighted for services to education in 2005 and has received the accolade of head teacher of the year.

A true visionary who has turned the school into the success it is today. No mere figurehead. Very visible around the school – he still greets pupils daily after 23 years in the job. Dedicated to his pupils and justifiably proud of his school. Parents and pupils see him as an excellent role model. Treats everyone...

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