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  • Greenford High School
    Lady Margaret Road
    UB1 2GU
  • Head: Mia Pye
  • T 020 8578 9152
  • F 020 8747 7891
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Ealing
  • Pupils: 1,802; sixth formers: 500
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th November 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 11th March 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Teachers here earn respect and get it. There is genuine concern and care for the pupils, so that although good results are expected, it is the result that would be good for each individual. Greenford used to be a language college and 60-70 per cent of students continue to take a modern language at GCSE. Japanese has always been strong – ‘it’s always about the personalities. We were lucky to have an outstanding Japanese teacher.' An Olympic judge runs the gymnastics, an ex-England player coaches the basketball...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2019, Mia Pye, previously deputy head of Elthorne Park High. English degree from Sheffield and and PGCE and MA in education from the Institute of Education. She joined Greenford as a student teacher in 2000, becoming head of English, faculty leader and assistant head before moving to Elthorne in 2015.


Most oversubscribed school in Ealing. Receives more applications than any other school, with 1,500+ applications for 300 year 7 places. Siblings given priority. ‘This is a family school; a family could live in Slough and get a place at the school' (many do – as many Sikhs moved to Langley and Slough). ‘We don’t have a catchment.’ However the next criterion is proximity to the school and most live within half a mile, though 10 per cent of pupils live further away.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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