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  • Wilson's School
    Mollison Drive
    SM6 9JW
  • Head: Mr Nathan Cole
  • T 020 8773 2931
  • F 020 8773 4972
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1,305; sixth formers: 340
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Open days: June
  • 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 28th September 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

One of a handful of grammars in the area, all high achieving, this one stands out for getting even better results than the others, as well as its supportive, ‘we’re-all-in-this-together’ ethos and as such makes for a friendly environment in which the innately clever child can thrive. You could hear a pin drop in the corridors – despite the open doors of the classrooms - when we visited, with straight-backed, silent and captivated boys hanging onto every word of the animated teachers. ‘Not all lessons are like this – they can be ...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: Age 11 Maths, English. No interview.

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Nathan Cole BA PGCE, previously deputy head. Read history at Nottingham and was a postgrad at Cambridge. Began his teaching career at Saffron Walden County High and joined Wilson's in 2006, rising through the ranks to become deputy head in 2010. ‘The school is in my blood. I love the bones of the place,’ he says.

Born and bred in Yorkshire (where he was the first person in his family to go to university), his boyish looks and exuberance mean you could be forgiven for fleetingly mistaking him for one of the pupils. But rest assured your slip-up will be momentary – he is known for his authoritative strength of character and exacting standards. And it is this, combined with his sparky wit and playful banter, which has won...

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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.

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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.

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