|Motto||To Make Our Best Better|
|Principal||Mr Jonathan Gillard|
|Vice Principals||Ms Fay, Mr Pulman, Mr Collis|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Mick Lees|
|DfE URN||136147 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Black and Gold|
|Publication||Aylward Academy Newsletters|
|Colleges||Brunel, Central, Goldsmith, Kings, Imperial, Westminster|
Aylward Academy (formerly Gladys Aylward School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form in Edmonton, in the London Borough of Enfield for students aged 11 to 19. Since September 2010, it has been an Academy. Jonathan Gillard succeeded Ian Lucas as Headteacher.
The former Higher Grade School started in 1927 in temporary quarters at Raynham School. Originally titled 'Silver Street School' Moving to a new building in Wilbury Way in 1967, the school went comprehensive and was re-named Weir Hall School, from which time the former Hazelbury Secondary Modern was used as a lower school until replaced by the present building in Windmill Road in 1972. The school was then re-named after Gladys Aylward the missionary who had grown up in nearby Cheddington Road.
Ofsted and academic performance
Aylward Academy has received two School Achievement Awards from the DfE in recognition of progress made in the past, in 2005 it received the Leading Parent Partnership award, and in March 2006, was awarded Artsmark Gold accreditation. The academy has a long established accredited partnership with Middlesex University. The school also contributed a vital role in Enfield's part in the 2012 Olympics. It also has accreditation for Partnership in Action which recognizes the broad range of Work Related Learning activities in which the school has participated.