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  • Sutton Grammar School
    Manor Lane
    SM1 4AS
  • Head: Mr G Ironside
  • T 020 8642 3821
  • F 020 8661 4500
  • E
  • W www.suttongram…
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 909; sixth formers: 274 (19 girls)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: September
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes 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 28th November 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 17th November 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Highly selective and usually in the top 10 per cent of the highest achieving schools. Needless to say, it delivers mostly excellent results. It’s made clear to these bright boys (and now girls in sixth form) right from the off that the sky’s the limit to what they can achieve, with some fantastic opportunities that reach well beyond the curriculum. Club list is huge with everything from board games to Young Enterprise club and from electronics to Rubik’s cube club...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Music at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 1990, Mr Gordon Ironside MA PGCE (50s). Read physics at Cambridge, then taught maths at Alleyn's and Sutton Grammar before becoming deputy head in 1987. Married to a fellow teacher, he has three grown-up children who all attended Sutton grammar schools. One son continues what has become a bit of a family tradition and teaches in another local grammar school.

Affable, understated, hardworking and thoroughly dedicated to education all round. Staff love that he lets them get on with running their own departments - ‘If I see it working, I don’t intervene,’ he says; ‘He’s hands-off, but supportive when needed,’ they say. Teaches A level maths and GCSE RE – ‘All senior leaders here teach. We are teachers first and foremost and managers second. Plus, if I understand the pressures...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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