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  • Drayton Manor High School
    Drayton Bridge Road
    London
    W7 1EU
  • Head: Ms Lisa Mills
  • T 020 8357 1900
  • F 020 8566 1901
  • E [email protected]…orhighschool.co.uk
  • W www.draytonman…ighschool.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 1,488; sixth formers: 313
  • 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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since April 2020, Lisa Mills. She started her teaching career at Drayton Manor having read French and German at York, then a stint teaching in Japan. Worked her way through the ranks, holding positions including head of sixth form and member of the senior leadership team. Spent time as deputy head in another inner London school while studying for a masters degree in educational leadership at UCL before being appointed to take the reins here.

Academic matters

In 2019, 15 per cent of grades were A*/A at A level, 36 per cent A*-B. At GCSE, 59 per cent got 9-5 in both English and maths; 30 per cent of grades 9-7. Has received awards for exceptional GCSE results and letter of congratulation on EBacc results received from minister of state for school standards.

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