Stratford School

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Stratford School
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Andrew Seager
Location Upton Lane
Forest Gate
Greater London
E7 9PR
England Coordinates: 51°32′28″N 0°01′25″E / 51.5411°N 0.0235°E / 51.5411; 0.0235
DfE number 316/5400
DfE URN 136978 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 897
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website Stratford School

Stratford School is a secondary academy school in Forest Gate in the London Borough of Newham, England.[1]

Admissions[edit]

It has no sixth form. It is situated on Upton Lane (A114). Nearby to the west is the Newham College of Further Education, and a bit further west is the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Opposite the school is West Ham Park.

History[edit]

Grammar school

Prior to the introduction of the comprehensive schools scheme it was known as Stratford Grammar School, prior to which it was West Ham Secondary School.

Comprehensive

It became a sixth-form-entry comprehensive in 1972.

Academy

The school officially gained academy status on 1 August 2011.
It is planned to move the school to Canning Town to the site of the Rokeby School, which itself will be rebuilt on Barking Road.

Tradition[edit]

Before 2005 the school uniform consisted of purple blazers, however it changed in September 2005 to black.
Each year group has colour-coded badges. These are

  • YEAR 11: RED
  • YEAR 10: YELLOW
  • YEAR 9: BLACK
  • YEAR 8: BLUE
  • YEAR 7: GREEN

Each pupil is also in one of four houses, Somerville, Newton, Turing or Cartwrite; each denoted by a different colour stripe on their tie


Academic performance[edit]

It gets GCSE results well above average. Only two schools in Newham LEA (both single sex) have sixth forms.

Notable Former Pupils[edit]

West Ham Secondary School
  • Bryan Forbes, film star and director
  • Ron Pickering, Olympic team coach and TV sports presenter - formerly also sports master at the school in the 1950s
Stratford Grammar School
  • Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman since 2007 of the BBC Trust and Chief Executive from 1994-2001 of Birmingham City Council
  • Alan Baker, mathematician involved with number theory and Professor of Pure Mathematics from 1974-2006 at the University of Cambridge[citation needed]
  • Terry Smith, Chief of Collins Stewart since 2000 (became Tullett Prebon in 2006)[citation needed]
  • John Brown, Chairman from 1989-2004 of William Hill (bookmaker)
  • Stanley Reed, Director from 1964-72 of the British Film Institute
  • Paul Heiden, Chief Executive from 2003-8 of FKI
  • Eric Risness CBE, naval scientist, and project manager for the Sting Ray torpedo
  • Iain Watson, Technical Director since 2007 of Thales UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department for Education: Stratford School". Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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