Howard of Effingham School
|Howard of Effingham School|
|Motto||Bringing Out The Best|
|Department for Education URN||136833 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Mark Swyny|
|Head of school||Helen Pennington|
|Executive Head||Rhona Barnfield|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||Cromwell, Howard , Raleigh , Sheridan|
The Howard of Effingham School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status. It is located in the village of Effingham, Surrey, to the west of Little Bookham. The school is part of the Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) a Multi-Academy Trust which includes four secondary and five primary schools.
The school is named after Charles Howard the second Baron Howard of Effingham of the Howard Family who was commander of the English forces during the battles against the Spanish Armada in 1588 and was chiefly responsible after Francis Drake for the victory that saved England from invasion by the Spanish Empire.
The school first opened in 1940 and over the years has expanded to include: a community sports centre, a purpose-built sixth form block and new specialist science facilities which were built after the school was designated as a science college. The school was originally built for 240 pupils but this has now increased to around 1500.
The school converted to Academy status in 2012 and is now part of the Howard Partnership Trust (THPT). The trust includes three other Surrey secondary schools; Thomas Knyvett College, Oxted School, and Three Rivers Academy and four primary schools; Kenyngton Manor Primary School, Cuddington Community Primary School, Eastwick Infant and Eastwick Junior Schools, St Lawrence Primary School and The Howard Nursery School 
Curriculum and academic performance
The school curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the school has achieved notable academic success. In 2015 the school was the 30th most successful comprehensive school in the country for GSCE results according to The Daily Telegraph. The school's most recent Ofsted inspection in 2009 found that the school was 'Outstanding' overall with the following breakdown;
- Overall effectiveness - Outstanding
- Achievement and standards - Outstanding
- Personal development and well-being - Outstanding
- The quality of provision - Outstanding for 16-19. Good for whole school
- Leadership & management - Outstanding 
There is a well established House system. All students are allocated to one of the four houses when they start at the school.
The houses are all named after historical figures with local links;
- Cromwell (green) after Thomas Cromwell (c. 1485 – 28 July 1540), the English lawyer and statesman who was born in Putney then a part of Surrey.
- Howard (red) after Charles Howard (c.1536 – 14 December 1624), the second Baron Howard of Effingham.
- Raleigh (blue) after Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1554 – 29 October 1618) the politician and explorer. Raleigh's son Carew lived in nearby West Horsley and Sir Walter's head is rumored to be buried in the local church.
- Sheridan (yellow) after Richard Brinsley Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) the Irish playwright who lived at nearby Polesden Lacey.
On 5 May 2012, Howard of Effingham's year 8 boys Rugby Union team won the Daily Telegraph Emerging Schools National Tournament. They played at the half time interval between the Army and Navy at Twickenham Rugby Stadium where they ran out easy winners and claimed the best year 8 schools rugby team 2012.
In August 2012, Howard of Effingham's Year 7 boys Rugby League team made history by becoming the first team from the south of England to win the Carnegie Champion Schools competition. They beat Castleford Academy 24-22.
- Paul Donovan (economist)
- Tom Felton, actor 
- Matthew Floyd Jones, entertainer best known for cabaret act Frisky & Mannish
- Alex Inglethorpe, former footballer and current Academy Director at Liverpool FC.
- Kristen Spours, figure skater
- "Our Schools". The Howard Partnership Trust.
- "A level results: Schools in Guildford and Waverley delighted with 'ambitious and determined' students". Get Surrey. 19 August 2016.
- "GCSE results by school: Outstanding grades celebrated in Guildford, Godalming, Cranleigh and Mole Valley". Get Surrey. 25 August 2016.
- "GCSE results 2015: state school results". The Daily Telegraph.
- "Howard of Effingham School : URN 136883". Ofsted.
- "Howard Ofsted report 2009" (PDF). Howard of Effingham School.
- "Two churches, one delicate question: Who has the head of Sir Walter Raleigh?". The Baltimore Sun. 3 April 1993.
- "Polesden Lacey". About Britain.
- Howard of Effingham rugby players win young sports team of the year award | This is Surrey
- Howard of Effingham break Rugby League barrier - Get Surrey
- Tom Felton on IMDb