Collis Primary School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2008)|
|Type||State Primary School|
|Chairwoman of Governors||Geraldine Locke|
|Local authority||Richmond London Borough Council|
|DfE URN||102903 Tables|
Collis Primary School is a large state primary school located in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Following an extensive building project in 2005/6, the school has increased from two-form to three-form entry. The school achieved the highest rating possible in its most recent Ofsted report, with "Outstanding" given in every category.
Collis School (then Park Road Girl's School) was founded in 1865 by Sarah Collis in a house in Park Road, Teddington. Initially, there were just 16 pupils, but this had risen to 71 by the end of the year. Boys were first admitted in 1871 and by 1875, there were 318 pupils attending.
Following the Education Act of 1891 and the introduction of free schooling, the school moved in 1902 to Station Road and was renamed accordingly. Sarah Collis retired in 1906 and the school was taken over by her niece, Mary Collis. The school was again renamed in 1937 to Christchurch County Primary School, before being finally called Collis School in 1960.
The school moved to its present location on Fairfax Road in 1972 and the school as it is today was completed in 1982 with a new nursery department. The now headmaster, David Butterfield took over in 1991. In 2005/6 a new building was built to catch up with growing demand for places at the school in the local area. The school now accepts three classes per year instead of two,even with 4 in the infants.
Collis is situated on a very very large field which can be used, weather-permitting, by pupils at breaktimes. It is also used for P.E. and football practices. The grounds also contain a concrete playing area for the winter including two netball pitches, an adventure playground, an even bigger play-frame,a nature trail and a small swimming pool. The school also possesses an ICT suite.