Overton Grange School

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Overton Grange School
Established 1997
Type Academy
Acting Head-Teachers Mr Bennett and Mr Stride
Chair of Governors Mrs Brenda Morley MBE
Location Stanley Road
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 6TQ
United Kingdom
DfE number 319/4019
DfE URN 136756 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 150
Students 1261[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11 - 16–16 - 18
Houses 4

Overton Grange School is a mixed academy school in Sutton, Greater London, England. The school's opening year was 1997 with the first intake.

Planning for a new school in the area was identified in the 1980s. The capacity is approximately 1300 students. It has a sixth form college, opened in 2002.

It has a hearing support department and a greater number of students with disabilities because of the purpose-built facilities.

The school became an academy on 1 June 2011.

The latest OFSTED report, following its January 2016 inspection, grades the school as "Good" in all categories. The report notes that "a culture exists whereby everyone ‘takes ownership of pupils’. Consequently, leaders have addressed well the areas for improvement since the last inspection".[2]

The School provides 7 Years of Education for all students. Year 12 and 13 are the Sixth form. In order for a student to move into the sixth form, they require sufficient GCSE results from the Year 11 Exams at the end of the year. If they have not achieved these grades, then it will require them to search for another Sixth form for further education.

Background[edit]

The school was built on derelict land which once housed a blood transfusion center and then a youth theatre workshop. The first intake was in September 1997 but it was not until 27 March 1998 that the school was officially opened. Further accommodation was added to support GCSE students in September 2000 and a sixth form was built in September 2002.[3]

List of Headteachers[edit]

  • Mr. Kieran Osborne (1997–2004)
  • Mr Gerry Bennett (2004)
  • Mr. Willis (2004–2005)
  • Mr. Jones (2005–2006) (Interim)
  • Mr. Stephen Foxwell (2006–2008)
  • Mr Gerry Bennett and Mr Keith Stride (2009)
  • Mr. Peter Butterworth 2009 to 2016
  • Mr. Gerry Bennett and Mr. Keith Stride 2016 onwards

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 OFSTED report, p.8
  2. ^ Ofsted - 2016 report
  3. ^ Goodwins, Sara. Sutton Past & Present. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′06″N 0°11′49″W / 51.3518°N 0.1970°W / 51.3518; -0.1970