Greenshaw High School

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Greenshaw High School
Motto remarkable[citation needed]
Established 1967
Type Academy
Headteacher Nick House[1]
Founder R B Whellock
Location Grennell Road
Greater London
United Kingdom
51°12′N 0°06′E / 51.20°N 0.10°E / 51.20; 0.10Coordinates: 51°12′N 0°06′E / 51.20°N 0.10°E / 51.20; 0.10
DfE URN 136800 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff William Smith [Executive Head]
Students 1600
Gender Co-Educational
Ages 11–18
Houses Red, blue, green and yellow
Website School website

Greenshaw High School is a coeducational academy of some 1600 pupils [2] situated in Sutton, England.

The school was opened in the late 1960s as a purpose built Comprehensive School. The first Headmaster was Mr R B Whellock. Notable former pupils include Olympic gymnast Barry Winch, who represented Great Britain at two Summer Olympics, 100 meter sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey who medaled as part of 4x100 teams in both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships, Sam Ardley who appeared as 50 Pence in the first and second series of M I High, Tayler Marshall who played Kenzo in the TV series My Family, Bradley McIntosh of the group S Club 7 and film director Jack Spring, who became the UK's youngest film director by directing Destination: Dewsbury in 2016.

Greenshaw became an academy on 1 June 2011, although it fully retains its character, ethos and appearance. In October 2014 it was reconstituted as a multi academy trust under the name 'Greenshaw Learning Trust'. It also has a highly successful and expanding sixth form for students aged 16–18. In 2010-11 students at Greenshaw made most progress in the sixth form compared with all schools in Sutton.[3] It has been awarded the Arts Council Silver award, Associate Training School, Investor in People and Healthy School awards.

The school is rated 'Good' by Ofsted.[4]


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