Norlington School for Boys
|Motto||Wisdom is Strength|
|Local authority||Waltham Forest|
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The school opened a mixed-sex sixth form, offering 10 A-level subjects including science, technology and mathematics, in September 2015.
The school is situated on Norlington Road in Leyton. The chair of governors is Stephen Pierpoint.
Norlington Road Council School for boys, girls, and infants opened in 1903. In 1932 it was reorganized for senior girls, junior girls, and infants. In 1940 the school was badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two.
The junior department became mixed in 1942. In 1948 the school became a secondary modern school for boys. An extension was completed in 1964 to provide science labs and woodwork and metalwork rooms. In 1968, Waltham Forest adopted the Comprehensive system and it became Norlington Junior High School for Boys, catering for 11- to 14-year-olds.
Following a Borough-wide reorganisation in the early 1980s, it adopted its current name and function.
Norlington School currently has 580 pupils from Years 7-11 (ages 11 to 16), with approximately 120 pupils in each year group. It is a council local authority run comprehensive with an open admissions policy for male pupils aged 11–16. The school is due to open a mixed-sex sixth form, offering 10 A-level subjects including science, technology and mathematics, in September 2015. The London Borough of Waltham Forest is the Admissions Body.
Notable former pupils
- Umar Djaafer, comedian and actor
- Jonathan Ross, television presenter
- Paul Ross, television presenter
- Graham Gooch, former England cricketer
- Paul Hayes, professional footballer
- Paul Davis (programmer), founding programmer at Amazon.com
- Vic Groves Arsenal Footballer 1950s
- Michael Rudge SC, leading Australian barrister.
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- "Norlington School for Boys". Ofsted. Retrieved 2011-11-19.