Collis Primary School

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Collis Primary School
Collis School Logo.png
Established 1865
Type State Primary School
Religion Non-denominational
Headmaster Jane Way, Acting Head
Chairwoman of Governors Geraldine Locke
Founder Sarah Collis
Location Fairfax Road
TW11 9BS
England England Coordinates: 51°25′20″N 0°19′30″W / 51.4222°N 0.3249°W / 51.4222; -0.3249
Local authority Richmond London Borough Council
DfE URN 102903 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 85
Students 710
Gender Co-educational
Ages 3–11

Collis Primary School is a three-form state primary school located in Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom. The school achieved the highest rating possible in its two most recent Ofsted reports, in 2008 and 2014, with "Outstanding" given in every category.[1]


Collis School (then Park Road Girls’ 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 re-named accordingly. Sarah Collis retired in 1906 and the school was taken over by her niece, Mary Collis. The school was again renamed Christchurch County Primary School in 1937, before being finally called Collis School in 1960.

Collis School moved to its present location on Fairfax Road in 1972 and the school building was completed in 1982 with a new nursery department. David Butterfield took over the Headship in 1991. In 2005/6 a new building was built to catch up with growing demand for places in the local area. In July 2014 David Butterfield retired and Jane Way (the previous Deputy Head) took over as Acting Headteacher. [2]


Collis has excellent facilities set in a spacious seven acre site. The grounds accommodate extensive sports and play areas, a nature trail and a heated outdoor swimming pool. In addition to the well-equipped classrooms the school has two libraries, two halls, a superb ICT suite and further rooms where children can be taught in smaller groups. [3]