Grey Court School

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Grey Court School
Grey Court School.svg
Established c.1950
Type Academy
Headteacher Maggie Bailey
Chair of Governors F Kitson
Location Ham Street
Richmond
London
TW10 7HN
England Coordinates: 51°26′20″N 0°18′44″W / 51.4388°N 0.3123°W / 51.4388; -0.3123
DfE number 318/4006
DfE URN 138825 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff over 100
Students 1124
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Spartan, Roman, Trojan and Aztec
Colours Blue
Website www.greycourt.richmond.sch.uk

Grey Court School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Ham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England. It is twinned with Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium in Konstanz, Germany. The school has received an "outstanding" rating in all areas from Ofsted.[1] In September 2014, a new Sixth Form Centre opened for Grey Court's founding sixth form students. [2]

The school occupies a large acreage in Ham, with playing fields and tennis courts. The school's current head teacher is Maggie Bailey.

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1956 to provide education for the children of the newly constructed Ham Estate. The school was built in the grounds of a Georgian house called Grey Court House. The school would take its name from the house. The house itself was renamed Newman House after Cardinal Newman who lived there as a child in the early part of the 19th Century.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grey Court School" (PDF). Ofsted. March 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sixth Form Introduction". Grey Court School. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Fison, Vanessa (2009). The Matchless Vale: the story of Ham and Petersham and their people. Ham and Petersham Association. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-9563244-0-5. 
  4. ^ Gilligan, Andrew (30 April 2010). "Zac Goldsmith, Rory Bremner and me". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 11 November 2011.