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  • Wallington County Grammar School
    Croydon Road
    SM6 7PH
  • Head: Mr Jamie Bean
  • T 020 8647 2235
  • F 020 8254 7921
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1,110; sixth formers: 350 (40 girls)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 16th November 2022
    • 2 Full inspection 17th January 2017

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 14th 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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of school

Since 2016, Jamie Bean BA. 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 aim...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The School has an established SEN policy. Our caring ethos ensures that all pupils' individual needs are considered. The SEN Co-ordinator will be pleased to meet and advise parents of pupils whose child may have special educational needs. If you indicate that your son has any special medical or social grounds for admission at the time of application, these must be supported by appropriate professional evidence. Mrs Waters, the admissions officer, will then liaise with your son’s primary school or other professional body, with your permission, to ascertain any special arrangements needed for the admissions test.

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:

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