Bentley Wood High School

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Bentley Wood High School
Type Academy
Headteacher Ms Janice Howkins
Location Clamp Hill
Coordinates: 51°37′05″N 0°19′56″W / 51.61796°N 0.33225°W / 51.61796; -0.33225
DfE number 310/4032
DfE URN 137178 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1021
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses 4

Bentley Wood High School is an all-girls secondary academy school in Stanmore Harrow, England. The school was declared outstanding by Ofsted,[1] and has been in the top 1% of schools nationally for three years. It was recognized as the 7th highest school in the country in 2015 for student progress. [2]


BWHS was originally called Heriots Wood Grammar School.

About the school[edit]

Aerial view of Bentley Wood

Bentley Wood High School is a multi-cultural girls' comprehensive school which receives students from a wide range of primary schools. The majority of students transfer from Harrow Primary schools but also admit students from out of borough.[3]

Bentley Wood High School specializes in Maths, Science, and Computing. It has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT).[4] It is situated just north of the A410, in the parish of All Saints, Harrow Weald, just south of Bentley Wood Nature Reserve. It can be reached via Masefield Avenue.

School Life[edit]

There are now four Houses. Earth, Air, Fire and Water, named after the four classical natural elements. Each House has its own logo designed by students.


The Academy complies with the requirements of the Funding Agreement and the School Admissions Code, and recognises that its ‘relevant area’ is the London Borough of Harrow.

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ofsted report", Ofsted Reports
  2. ^ "Compare Schools""],
  3. ^ "Equality Information - Bentley Wood High School". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  4. ^ tables/secondary schools/html/310_4032.stm Bentley Wood High School on the BBC news website

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