Aylward Academy

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Aylward Academy
Aylward Academy Logo.png
Motto To Make Our Best Better
Established 1927
Type Academy
Principal Mr Jonathan Gillard
Vice Principals Ms Sabri,
Chair of Governors Mr Mick Lees
Location Windmill Road
N18 1NB
England, UK
51°39′58″N 0°02′12″W / 51.66598°N 0.03666°W / 51.66598; -0.03666Coordinates: 51°39′58″N 0°02′12″W / 51.66598°N 0.03666°W / 51.66598; -0.03666
DfE number 308/6907
DfE URN 136147 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1480
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Colours Black and Gold          
Publication Aylward Academy Newsletters
Colleges Brunel, Central, Goldsmith, Kings, Imperial, Westminster
Website School homepage

Aylward Academy (formerly Gladys Aylward School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form in Edmonton, in the London Borough of Enfield for students aged 11 to 19. Since September 2010, it has been an academy sponsored by the London Academies Enterprise Trust (LAET) which is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) family of schools. Jonathan Gillard succeeded Ian Lucas as Headteacher.


The former Higher Grade School started in 1927 in temporary quarters at Raynham School. Originally known as Silver Street School before moving to a new building in Wilbury Way in 1967. The school became a comprehensive and was renamed Weir Hall School, from which time the former Hazelbury Secondary Modern was used as a lower school until replaced by the present building in Windmill Road in 1972. The school was then renamed after Gladys Aylward the missionary who had grown up in nearby Cheddington Road.[1]

Ofsted and academic performance[edit]

Aylward Academy has received two School Achievement Awards from the DfE in recognition of progress made in the past, in 2005 it received the Leading Parent Partnership award, and in March 2006, was awarded Artsmark Gold accreditation. The academy has a long established accredited partnership with Middlesex University. The school also contributed a vital role in Enfield's part in the 2012 Olympics. It also has accreditation for Partnership in Action which recognizes the broad range of Work Related Learning activities in which the school has participated.[2]

In its November 2012 Ofsted inspection, Aylward was judged to be good in every category.[3]In its July 2016 Ofsted report the Academy once again received a 'Good'. This being the Fourth OFSTED 'Good' received by the Academy since its inception in 2010.


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