Villiers High School

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Villiers High School
Boyd Avenue

Coordinates51°30′35″N 0°22′23″W / 51.5097°N 0.3731°W / 51.5097; -0.3731Coordinates: 51°30′35″N 0°22′23″W / 51.5097°N 0.3731°W / 51.5097; -0.3731
TypeFoundation school
Local authorityEaling
Department for Education URN101928 Tables
Head teacherAruna Sharma
Age11 to 18[1]
Enrolment1,076 (2015)[1]

Villiers High School is a co-educational 11–18 school and sixth form in the Southall area of the west London borough of Ealing. The school is situated in Boyd Avenue, in the heart of Southall. Aruna Sharma was appointed Headteacher in September 2017. It has around 1,075 pupils on roll, 120 of whom are in the sixth form.[1]

The local authority, the London Borough of Ealing, administers the Co-ordinated High School Admissions Scheme, for Villiers High School.


The school first opened as Southall County School in 1907. It changed its name to Southall Grammar in 1945. In 1963 the school merged with Southall College of Technology (a boys’ technical school, which had been located in Beaconsfield Road) and was renamed Southall Grammar Technical School. The name was changed to Villiers High School in 1974. The sixth-form opened in 2009.


After inspections which rated the school as Satisfactory in 2007 and Requires Improvement in 2010, the school was rated Good in all areas in spring 2015 following an Ofsted inspection.[1][2] The report found the school is "rapidly improving" under "very strong" leadership of the senior leadership team.[1]

The school was described as "a harmonious community characterised by mutual respect and high aspirations".[1]

Notable teaching staff[edit]

In 2008, David Onllwyn Jones, an assistant head teacher at the school, was made Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to education.[3] [4] [5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Southall Grammar Technical School[edit]

Southall Grammar School[edit]

Barry Foster in August 1972, playing Van der Valk at the Joop Heuvel cafe in Amsterdam

Colin FieldBsc Msc Phd FIP FRIB [Emeritus Professor University of Technology Sydney Australia, Professor and Associate Director( Academic) City University Hong Kong 1988-1993

Southall County School[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Villiers High School, Ofsted. Published 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ Villiers High School, Ofsted. Published 17 May 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Jessica (6 January 2009). "Chiswick honoured for food, the arts, sport and learning". The Hounslow Chronicle. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  4. ^ "New Year list honours 7/7 heroes". BBC News. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  5. ^ Gates, James (2 January 2009). "Ealing residents scoop New Year's Honours". Ealing Gazette. Retrieved 13 March 2010.