Tolworth Girls' School

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Tolworth Girls School & Sixth Form
Motto Sic Luceat Lux
(Let your light so shine)
Established 1932
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs Siobhan Lowe
Location Fullers Way North
Greater London (former Surrey)
Coordinates: 51°22′32″N 0°17′47″W / 51.3755°N 0.2963°W / 51.3755; -0.2963
DfE number 314/4011
DfE URN 137060 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1035
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses Amethyst, Emerald, Garnet, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Sapphire, Topaz
Colours Navy Blue and Yellow
Website Tolworth Girls School and Sixth Form

Tolworth Girls' School' is a secondary school and sixth form for girls aged 11–18 in Surbiton, England, in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. The school has a specialism in Technology.

The school currently has 1035 girls on roll and just under 290 students in the mixed sixth form. The school has received awards including a specialism in Technology, Leading Edge School, Training School and the Artsmark Gold award.

In 2007 it was rated 1-outstanding, by Ofsted. Its link school is Southborough High School, another local school. In August 2011 the school converted to academy status.

It is situated directly next to the north side of the A3 Kingston Bypass, near the Red Lion Business Park, not far from the A243 junction (Hook underpass), between Tolworth and Hook.


Tolworth Girls' School's school uniform policy is strict. The only jewellery allowed is plain gold or silver ear-studs and a simple wristwatch. The uniform consists of a blazer in dark, navy blue and yellow, a white school blouse, and a knee-length tartan skirt in the same colours, with long socks and flat-soled shoes. Girls are also required to have:

  • Aprons (Ecru & Navy),
  • Football socks,
  • Jazz pants, leggings
  • PE Blouse with school emblem,
  • PE Shorts,
  • Tracksuit top with school emblem
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • White trainers
  • Tartan skirt

House teams[edit]

Girls wear a badge in their house colour. The house teams are named:

  • Amethyst
  • Emerald
  • Garnet
  • Jade
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz

Each form has a form tutor. This tutor will stay with their class, unless they receive a promotion such as Head of Year or leave the school, for the whole five years in which the girls are pupils of the school.

The Prime Minister's Global Fellowship[edit]

Students have attained places on the Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme every year for the last three years.The Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme aims to offer 18- and 19-year-old students from England experience in one of three major emerging economies. [1]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ British Council website "Fellows" accessed November 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Christine Blower

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