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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 the lengths of the queues…

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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)

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Principal

Since 1989, Mr Graham Stapleton MA (60s). Read history at 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 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 and the building of a new sixth form block. ‘Fantastic and inspiring’, declared one parent. ‘He really cares about each and every student’.

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School is regarded as one of the top 200 state schools in the country. In 2016, 58 per cent A*/B grades at A level, with 33 per cent A*/A. Thirty-five subjects available at A level – English literature the...

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