Phoenix High School, London

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Phoenix High School.
Established 1974
Type Foundation school
Executive Head Teacher Alan Streeter
Location The Curve
Shepherds Bush
W12 0RQ
England Coordinates: 51°30′46″N 0°14′16″W / 51.5127°N 0.2379°W / 51.5127; -0.2379
Local authority Hammersmith and Fulham
DfE number 205/4314
DfE URN 100359 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 950
Gender Mix Males And Females

Phoenix High School (formerly Christopher Wren School and Hammersmith County School) is a secondary school near White City, London, England. In 2003 it had 759 students, of whom 429 were boys.[1]

In 1994 the school had been placed in special measures and was listed as one of the eight most challenging schools in England. However in 2007 it was reported by The Guardian to be the "most improved school" in the United Kingdom, judged by "league tables" of results.[2] Sir William Atkinson, the school's headmaster, was knighted in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours for "services to education and community relations".[3] Phoenix High school has also opened a Sixth Form which is now 2 years old, and is currently offering a range of different subjects.

"Phoenix High School" updated their website in November 2012 to reflect their active efforts to provide community services and to advertise the Phoenix Federation including Canberra Primary School, Phoenix High School, Post 16 (6th Form) and Community. The website, produced by British Websites (Part of Silverback Internet Services Ltd) promotes the areas of the schools that are available to let and features interactive 360 degree views of the school and an RSS feed to keep up to date with the latest news.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Ofsted report 2003
  2. ^ [1] High flyers - Education Guardian, January 11, 2007
  3. ^ "Phoenix head given a knighthood". BBC Online. June 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  4. ^ Wise, Dennis (2000). Dennis Wise: The Autobiography. London: Boxtree. ISBN 0752217194. 
  5. ^ "Hammersmith and Fulham – Team of the Month". Rugby World. April 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012.