Highams Park School

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Highams Park School
Established 1940
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr S.G. Riches
Location 34 Hansworth Ave
E4 9PJ
DfE URN 137558 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.highamsparkschool.co.uk

Highams Park School is a mixed secondary school with academy status in Highams Park, London, England. The school has a specialisms in technology and sports.

The school initially opened May the 20th 1940 as an Infant /Junior school and senior 14 year age group but was latter changed to a senior and Senior High School with a smaller In fact/ Junior school being built next door named Handsworth Primary School. Both schools stand on the Handsworth Avenue in Highams Park E4.


The school has four houses:

  •      Burnell
  •      Payling
  •      Gibson
  •      Forest

The house names come from:

  • Sidney Burnell, Director of Education in 1920 and the former name of the school (Sidney Burnell School);
  • Elizabeth Payling, an outstanding academic ex-student who is the Head of Regulation Programme Management at Royal Mail ;
  • Terry Gibson, an ex-pupil, professional footballer and Sky TV commentator;
  • Epping Forest, a nearby forest.

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