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  • Sutton Grammar School
    Manor Lane
    Sutton
    Surrey
    SM1 4AS
  • Head: Mr G Ironside
  • T 020 8642 3821
  • F 020 8661 4500
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.suttongram…r.sutton.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 935; sixth formers: 287 (17 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

Headmaster

Since 1990, 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 teachers...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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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:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


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