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  • Wallington County Grammar School
    Croydon Road
    Wallington
    Surrey
    SM6 7PH
  • Head: Mr Jamie Bean
  • T 020 8647 2235
  • F 020 8254 7921
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1,095; sixth formers: 350 (70 girls)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th January 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 15th November 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Plenty of traditions such as houses, privilege stripy ties and house competitions with cups donated by old Wally boys. Meanwhile, current hot topics regarding mental health and gender are very much on the head’s radar and his approach is collaborative inviting the school community to consider assumptions, for instance that boys and girls have... 

 

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What the school says...

Wallington County Grammar School is a boys Academy which benefits from girls in the Sixth Form.

The Induction Programme and strong, supportive pastoral systems ensure that new pupils settle quickly. Boys are encouraged to study hard and at the same time enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities in areas such as sport, drama, music, debating, computing and chess. There is a very strong competitive House system.

The School retains a traditional character which promotes academic achievement, personal qualities, sporting prowess and cultural pursuits. Pupils are involved in the life of the School and develop a strong sense of loyalty and commitment. Throughout there are high expectations of all those who work and study at the School; the pursuit of excellence pervades.

The School seeks to provide an excellent academic education, foster a sense of community, promote personal qualities of honesty, tolerance and respect for others, and develop in pupils a sense of moral awareness and an appreciation of the virtues of loyalty, duty and social responsibility.

Wallington County Grammar School is a member of Folio Education Trust, a newly formed Multi-Academy Trust based in South London.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Religious Studies at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Grammar School (Edexcel Certificates)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2016, Jamie Bean BA (30s). First degree in history and ancient history from the University of Nottingham. Unusually, he has worked his way up the school since joining in 2004 as teacher of history and classics, touching every step on the ladder from year leader to deputy on the way – pointing out there isn’t a job in the senior leadership team he didn’t try for size during colleagues’ maternity leaves. He teaches a year 9 history class and a year 10 classics class, on which an appreciative parent commented: ‘He teaches our son classics with tremendous verve and enthusiasm.’ Having attained the ultimate accolade from Ofsted – ‘outstanding’ in all categories – in the school’s 90th year, there is now space for him to focus on core values and his...

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