Stanley Park High School

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Stanley Park High School(SPHS)
Motto Igniting a passion for learning.
Type Community School
Religion Multi Religions allowed
President NIL
Headmaster David Taylor
Location Damson Way
Carshalton
Greater London
SM5 3HP
England, United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°21′21″N 0°09′31″W / 51.35596°N 0.15858°W / 51.35596; -0.15858
Local authority Sutton
DfE URN 103003 Tables
Students 1100
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Carew, Beeches, Oaks, Wandle,
Website Stanley Park

Stanley Park High School (SPHS) is a mixed government funded school in Carshalton in the London Borough of Sutton, England.[1]

In 2012, the school moved to a brand new £35m state of the art building in Damson Way, having previously been located in an older building on Stanley Park. It won the 2012 London Design Award for new build at the Education Business Award.[2]

The latest OFSTED inspection, from July 2013, rates the school with 'Requires Improvement' - although teaching, leadership and behaviour were rated 'Good'. The school still remains one of the best schools in London.

The school was named the "Best Secondary School" in the country in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) 2016 Awards.[3] TES described the school as having achieved "remarkable outcomes for its student body by focusing on igniting their passion for learning." The judges were "impressed by the creative, ambitious and supportive culture fostered at Stanley Park". They noted: "At a time of huge pressure on schools, the submission from Stanley Park High made it obvious that the welfare and wellbeing of the children comes above anything else."[4]

In this school, there is a further sub-division into 4 mini schools. Trade, Performance, World and Horizon. They are divided on the basis of the subjects they teach. Subjects vary depending upon the interests and capability of students. But its not important that a student interested in music is certain to go in Performance. The concept of mini-schools makes Stanley Park better in brightening the future of its students.

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