Teddington School

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Teddington School
Logo for Teddington School.jpg
Established 1962
Type Academy
Executive Head John Wilkinson
Head of School Kathy Pacey
Location Broom Road
TW11 9PJ
51°25′24″N 0°18′45″W / 51.4232°N 0.3124°W / 51.4232; -0.3124Coordinates: 51°25′24″N 0°18′45″W / 51.4232°N 0.3124°W / 51.4232; -0.3124
DfE URN 138460 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students c. 1350
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Stuart, Tudor, Windsor, York
Colours Teal and grey
Website Teddington School

Teddington School is co-educational school 11–18 school located in Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London.

The school opened a co-educational sixth form in 2014.

Teddington School is part of a family of local schools known as the Richmond West Schools Trust, which includes three other Richmond borough schools: Waldegrave School, Twickenham School and Hampton High. The Trust is led by the executive Headteachers of Teddington School and Waldegrave School.[1][2]


An Ofsted inspection in February 2014 rated the school as Good. It said that students make "strong progress" and that "teaching is good. [3] However in February 2018, Ofsted rated the school as ‘Requiring Improvement’. [4]

Notice to Improve[edit]

The Education and Skills Funding Agency gave the school a formal 'Financial Notice to Improve' due to failing to set a balanced budget and concerns over financial controls. [5]


The school opened in 1962 as the Teddington Secondary School, a single-sex school, taking over the senior boys of Stanley Road School when it ceased to cater for the full age-range, as well as the boys from Twickenham Technical School.[6] Pupils from the former St Mark's School in St Marks Road joined Teddington School in April 1963.[7]

From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s it was called Teddington Boys' School, the name being changed to Teddington School on the admission of girls in 1985 for the first time. The school's uniform colours during this period were black and red, with a school blazer badge displaying a swan upon a green background, the coat of arms of the County of Middlesex and a gold lion rampant on a red background, with the motto in Latin Meret Qui Laborat beneath. [Note 1] In the 1960s, the six houses were Bannister, Faraday, Brunel, Lovell, Churchill and Fleming. [8]

In 2010 under a central government public works programme entitled Building Schools for the Future, the original mid-20th Century design school buildings on the Broom Road site and its attached hardcourt sports fields of an athletics field, football pitch and tennis courts, were demolished, and a new school building and sports' ground were constructed by the builder Mace Group Limited at a cost of £36 million.[9] The school was also re-branded at this time with its uniform being fundamentally redesigned to a teal and grey colour scheme and a kingfisher bird emblem.

A new two-storey sixth form building was built for an additional 240 pupils in 2014.[10]

Exchange programme[edit]

The school has run an exchange programme with German School Geschwister-Scholl-Schule School in Konstanz since 1976.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ The old uniform can be seen in the cinema film The Wild Geese (1978), in which pupils from the school staged a rugby match for two of the film's scenes.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Richmond West Schools Trust". Twickenham School. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "THE RICHMOND WEST SCHOOLS TRUST". Companies House. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Ofsted dashboard Teddington School. Published March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ “2018 Ofsted Report”
  5. ^ [1] Gov.UK, 14 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Schools Timeline". Kids. The Twickenham Museum. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  7. ^ "School History, Sacred Heart Primary School". Sacred Heart Primary School. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ Teddington Secondary School Magazine 1965.
  9. ^ 'Ceremony marks half-way point in Teddington School rebuild', 'Your Local Guardian', 3 June 2009. http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/richmondnews/4418176.Ceremony_marks_halfway_point_in_Teddington_School_rebuild/
  10. ^ Buchanan, Clare (30 July 2013). "Two schools get approval for sixth forms". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Teddington School celebrates 40 exchange programme" Richmond and Twickenham Times, 4 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Birthday Honours 2018: the Prime Minister's list (CSV) - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  13. ^ Neil Norman (9 July 2006). "Keira Knightley: Hungry for Success". The Independent. London. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  14. ^ Weeks, Richard (27 April 2009). "Keeping Cool". Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  15. ^ Evening News Archive "This is York" 8 October 1999