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  • Wallington County Grammar School
    Croydon Road
    SM6 7PH
  • Head: Mr J Wilden
  • T 020 8647 2235
  • F 020 8254 7921
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  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1,095; sixth formers: 350
  • 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..

‘You never get too big for your boots but you’re committed to doing well and going about it in a nice way.’ Cleverness, even brilliance, is there in force but never in your face and tempered with good manners and charm. The cleverest are ‘ridiculously clever’, say boys, citing a sixth former, nickname King Language, who taught himself ancient Greek to A level standard in three years. Wonderfully waffle-free policies (‘scorn cheating,’ exhorts section on sporting aims in pleasingly Tom Brown tones) leave no doubts as to what…

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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, previously deputy and acting head, who has 'dedicated [his] whole teaching career' to the school.

Ex-head Jonathan Wilden is now head of the Folio Education Trust, which also includes two local primary schools and will open another secondary school in 2018.

Academic matters

You’d assume top grades in everything, all the time, and for the most part you’d be right, with results that make for the world’s most boring game of Scrabble (depending on interest levels in vintage Swedish pop groups). In 2017, 66 per cent A*-A/7-9 grades at GCSE. At A level, more of the same with 77 per cent of grades at A*/B, 49 per cent at A*/A.

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