Burntwood School

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Burntwood School
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]

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 2013, the project that cost £40.9 million saw the opening of 6 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.

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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. Retrieved 2009-07-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "beacon" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ http://www.ahmm.co.uk/projectDetails/72/Burntwood-School?image=1