The Green School

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The Green School
Busch Corner

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Coordinates51°28′45″N 0°19′30″W / 51.47911°N 0.32492°W / 51.47911; -0.32492Coordinates: 51°28′45″N 0°19′30″W / 51.47911°N 0.32492°W / 51.47911; -0.32492
MottoJubilate deo
("Praise God")
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderRev. William Drake
Department for Education URN139989 Tables
Head teacherPamela Butterfield
Age11 to 18

The Green School, also known as The Green School for Girls, is in an all-girls secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Isleworth, west London, England. It also has a new boys school situated across the road.[1]


The Green School was originally a Sunday school for girls founded in 1796. It educated girls rejected from the heavily oversubscribed Blue School (now Isleworth and Syon School). The name supposedly originates from the fact that the school away gave free green clothes for the girls to wear as a uniform.[2] In 1906 the Duke of Northumberland whose estate was Syon Park donated a new building at Busch Corner in London Road, Isleworth, which is still occupied by the school. The junior school closed in 1919. Some of the buildings suffered damage during the Blitz in 1940 on three separate occasions. The school campus underwent some renovations and additions over the years but still largely occupies the original buildings.[3]

House system[edit]

The Green School splits girls into five different houses from Year 7 to Year 11; each house is named after a tree and has a distinct colour.

  • Beeches - Red
  • Chestnuts - Green
  • Elms - Blue
  • Oaks - Yellow
  • Willows - Orange

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Cathie Munt HMI (2007-01-18). "Ofsted Report on The Green School". Archived from the original on 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Susan, ed. (1962). A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington. Courtesy of British History Online. pp. 133–7. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  3. ^ "History of The Green School". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-09.

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