Ensham School

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Ensham School
Established c. 1905
Closed 1986
Type Comprehensive
Location Franciscan Road
SW17 8HE
Coordinates: 51°25′34″N 0°09′47″W / 51.426°N 0.163°W / 51.426; -0.163
Local authority ILEA
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18

Ensham School was a girls' comprehensive school in Tooting, South London. During the 1930s, it was a mixed central school. By the 1950s, it had become a girls' secondary modern school. It was later made a comprehensive school.

The school closed when it was amalgamated in 1986 with Furzedown Secondary School, a mixed comprehensive school, to create the new Graveney School on the former Furzedown Secondary School site.


Ensham School was constructed during the period of expansion of Tooting at turn of the 20th century.

By the 1930s, it was known as Ensham Central (Mixed) School.[1][2] In the late 1950s, the school was called Ensham County Secondary School.[3] It later became Ensham Secondary School.

In the 1930s, the school was a mixed central school, becoming a girls' secondary modern school by the 1950s and a girls' comprehensive school by the late 1970s.

In 1986, Ensham was amalgamated with Furzedown Secondary School, a mixed comprehensive school, to create the new Graveney School.[4] Initially the school operated in both the former Ensham and Furzedown buildings, but eventually the Ensham site was closed.


  1. ^ "Ensham Central (Mixed) School, Franciscan Road, S.W.17 – Minutes of Managers – ref. LCC/EO/PS/5/11". London County Council. Access to Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Two Adolescent Years – Chamberlain to Blitz – Part One". WW2 People's War. BBC. 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Wandsworth: Ensham County Secondary School". ED 109/9330. The National Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  4. ^ Graveney School [Prospectus] for September 2008. Graveney School. 2007. p. 5. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 

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