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  • Graveney School
    Welham Road
    London
    SW17 9BU
  • Head: Mr G E Stapleton
  • T 020 8682 7000
  • F 020 8767 5883
  • E info@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk
  • W www.graveney.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 2,051; sixth formers: 749
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: June and October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 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 18th March 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 12th May 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils are proud to belong to the school. ‘Now I’m at Graveney I believe I can do anything’, a year 9 student told us proudly. When we visited at break time, students were orderly and well behaved. Pupils all stood up when principal entered class – emphasis on good old-fashioned manners. No lockers, so pupils have to carry everything round with them, complained one parent. School meals fantastic – delicious food and good selection, though some grumbles about…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 1989, Mr Graham Stapleton MA (60s). Read history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and started teaching at the school 40 years ago when it was Battersea Grammar School. Married with two grown-up children, his hobbies include reading (20th century American novels and historical fiction) and listening to soul and jazz. He has the air of a history professor about him. No immediate plans to retire as he wants to stay and oversee the new Tooting Primary School. ‘Fantastic and inspiring’, declared one parent. ‘He really cares about each and every student’.

Academic matters

School is regarded as one of the top 200 state schools in the country. In 2017, 62 per cent A*/B grades at A level, with 33 per cent A*/A. Thirty-five subjects available at A level – English literature the most popular and film...

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