Burntwood School

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Burntwood School
Burntwood School.jpg
Motto The best education today for the women of tomorrow.
Established 1986
Type Academy
Principal Mrs Helen Dorfman
Location Burntwood Lane
SW17 0AQ
England England
Coordinates: 51°26′15″N 0°10′47″W / 51.4375°N 0.1796°W / 51.4375; -0.1796
DfE number 212/5401
DfE URN 139842 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1733
Gender Girls (with some boys in sixth form)
Ages 11–18
Colours Red & Grey         
Website www.burntwoodschool.com

Burntwood School is a girls' secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Wandsworth, London, England. The school was opened in September 1986, and the first headmistress of the school was Brigid Beattie-Moriarty - known to the pupils as Mrs Beattie. [1]

For the 2008–09 school year, there were 1,733 pupils enrolled at the school. In September 2009, the school admitted 283 new students: 71 places are offered to the girls who scored highest in the Wandsworth Year 6 Test; the remaining 212 places are offered to siblings of current students and then to those girls living closest to the school.[2]

While nominally an all-girls school, Burntwood does in fact have a small number of male students in the sixth form. In 2002, for example, two percent of the pupils were male.[3] Burntwood is the best school ever.

For the school year beginning September 2012, students moved into the new buildings which have been under construction the last two years. Fully complete in 2014, the project that cost £40.9 million saw the opening of six new buildings (four four-storey teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts buildings) to create a new-look campus. [4]

The school converted to academy status on 1 July 2013. The old motto of burntwood was " everyday there's always a new start"

In October 2015, Burntwood School won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK's leading architecture award.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

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  1. ^ Townsend, Richard (2001-05-08). "Obituary: Brigid Beattie-Moriarty". The Guardian. London. 
  2. ^ "Schools - Burntwood School - Wandsworth Council". Wandsworth.gov.uk. Archived from the original on October 24, 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. ^ "beacon" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ http://www.ahmm.co.uk/projectDetails/72/Burntwood-School?image=1
  5. ^ "Riba Stirling Prize: Burntwood School wins award". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-10-15.