Grey Court School

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Grey Court School
Grey Court School.svg
Established c. 1950
Type Academy
Headteacher Maggie Bailey
Chair of Governors F Kitson
Location Ham Street
TW10 7HN
Coordinates: 51°26′20″N 0°18′44″W / 51.4388°N 0.3123°W / 51.4388; -0.3123
DfE number 318/4006
DfE URN 138825 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff over 100
Students 1124
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Spartan, Roman, Trojan and Aztec
Colours Blue

Grey Court School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Ham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England. It is twinned with Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium in Konstanz, Germany. The school has received an "outstanding" rating in all areas from Ofsted.[1] In September 2014, a new Sixth Form Centre opened for Grey Court's founding sixth form students. [2]

The school occupies a large acreage in Ham, with playing fields and tennis courts. The school's current head teacher is Maggie Bailey.


The school was opened in 1956 to provide education for the children of the newly constructed Ham Estate. The school was built in the grounds of a Georgian house called Grey Court House. The school would take its name from the house. The house itself was renamed Newman House after Cardinal Newman who lived there as a child in the early part of the 19th Century.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Grey Court School" (PDF). Ofsted. March 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sixth Form Introduction". Grey Court School. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Fison, Vanessa (2009). The Matchless Vale: the story of Ham and Petersham and their people. Ham and Petersham Association. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-9563244-0-5. 
  4. ^ Gilligan, Andrew (30 April 2010). "Zac Goldsmith, Rory Bremner and me". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 11 November 2011.