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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 mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1026
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th November 2012
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

School’s homely feel is ‘such a cliché,’ said pupil, rather crossly, but inescapable, while the presence of girls – first two joining in 2000, though one only lasted a fortnight, today making up a fifth of sixth form numbers - brings ‘a different dimension,’ says the head. Slightly battered charm, with...

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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 Opia 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)

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State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Mr Jonathan Wilden (30s). Educated at St Joseph's College, Ipswich; studied geography at University of Wales (Lampeter), postgraduate degree from Bath, NPQH. Mr Wilden has taught in a number of south London boroughs and was formerly deputy head at Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton. He joined Wallington as deputy headteacher in 2010.

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 2016, 72 per cent A*/A grades at GCSE. At A level, more of the same with nearly 84 per cent of grades at A*/B, 56 per cent at A*/A.

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