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Wallington High School for Girls is an all-girls selective grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton, England.

Wallington High School for Girls
Wallington High School for Girls Logo.jpg
Address
Woodcote Road

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SM6 0PH

United Kingdom
Coordinates51°20′53″N 0°08′56″W / 51.348°N 0.1488°W / 51.348; -0.1488Coordinates: 51°20′53″N 0°08′56″W / 51.348°N 0.1488°W / 51.348; -0.1488
Information
TypeGrammar school; Academy
MottoHeirs of the past, Makers of the future
Established1888
Department for Education URN136789 Tables
OfstedReports
Chair of the GovernorsMrs A Myerscough
Head teacherRichard Booth
GenderGirls
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1303
HousesAthena, Bronte, Curie, Johnson, Pankhurst, Seacole, Sharman
Colour(s)Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Violet, Yellow, Cerise                                   
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AdmissionsEdit

It is a grammar school, with Richard Booth as the Headmaster since September 2016.[1] The school is also twinned with Wallington County Grammar School for Boys, in many events due to both the schools being in the same area as each other. Girls can join the boys' school's sixth form. Around 2000 girls each year apply for 210 available places.

The school is in Woodcote Green on the A237, around a half-mile north of the A2022 crossroads, at the junction of Sandy Lane South, Woodmansterne Lane, and Woodcote Road (A237). It is near the southern edge of the borough of Sutton, and the western edge of Croydon. It is only one mile north-east of Surrey, specifically Woodmansterne.

HistoryEdit

Wallington High School for Girls was established in 1888 by a collective of nuns. The school building has since changed many times, and now accommodates an estimated 2310 students with 210 in each year group, as well as a Sixth Form College.

It was originally on Stanley Park Road in Carshalton, known as Wallington County Grammar School for Girls, the Wallington County School for Girls, Wallington County School, or the County School for Girls, Wallington. This site is now Stanley Park High School.

 
Wallington High School for Girls

It moved to Woodcote Road in 1965, the same year it changed its administration from Surrey County Council to the borough of Sutton. In the late 1970s it had around 750 girls with 150 in the sixth form. In the 1990s it became grant-maintained school.

HeadteachersEdit

  • Agnes Mark (1928–2005) from 1964 to 1980, later Head of Croydon High School from 1980 to 1990
  • Amy Bull CBE (1902–1982) from 1937 to 1964, President from 1960 to 1962 of the Association of Headmistresses
  • Dr Dorothy Atkinson
  • Miss Margaret Edwards
  • Barbara Greatorex BSc
  • Jane Burton BSc
  • Richard Booth

ChurchEdit

Although the school itself is non-religious, Springfield Church uses the school premises for its worship every Sunday at 10.30. The school lies in the parish of Wallington Holy Trinity, with the nearest church being Wallington St Patrick, and lies on the boundary with Roundshaw.

The HousesEdit

Wallington has seven different forms in each year group. Each form is a member of one of the seven different houses, each named after an influential woman. Each house has two Year 11 House Captains, who are responsible for organising the annual fete and events and activities for their house. However, there will be the addition of an extra house as of the academic year of 2012/2013 and this new house will be called Curie with the house colour of Cerise. This is due to the school needing to expand in order to accommodate the growing number of primary school students leaving primary education without a place in a secondary school.

Uniform and house namesEdit

The school uniform consists of a navy and green kilt; a baby blue shirt (these may be short or long sleeved);a green v-neck jumper or cardigan and a navy blazer. However, students that joined the school before 2006 will not have blazers as these items were not on the school uniform regulations as of that time. Blazers also have the school logo and house name on the left-breast pocket.

Notable former pupilsEdit

 
Rebecca Romero at the 2008 Olympics
 
Lucy Porter in November 2011 at the Bright Club

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