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  • Wilson's School
    Mollison Drive
    SM6 9JW
  • Head: Mr Nathan Cole
  • T 020 8773 2931
  • F 020 8773 4972
  • E
  • W www.wilsonssch…
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sutton
  • Pupils: 1,161; sixth formers: 304
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th June 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Regular assessments ensure plenty of movement across sets. ‘All that testing is quite a shock at first, but it’s a good way of making you realise that natural talent alone doesn’t cut it here – you need to work really hard too,’ one boy told us. Music, meanwhile, is superb, with every year 7 boy learning an instrument with a peripatetic teacher. ‘If they already play an instrument when they arrive, they just learn another one,’ one parent said...

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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 (30s), 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...

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