Greenshaw High School
Sutton, United Kingdom
About Greenshaw High School
Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form situated in Sutton, South West London. Greenshaw High School converted to Academy status in June 2011 and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Throughout its history, Greenshaw has been popular with parents of children of all abilities and there continues to be a large demand for places. There are currently 1700 students on roll, with over 200 staff providing teaching, pastoral care and other support across the school.
We are a successful and popular school with an established record of nurturing high levels of attainment in its students. We provide a first rate teaching environment that challenges all students to achieve their very best and an individual pastoral support programme to guide them in this endeavour.
At the heart of our enterprise are our core values, with their emphasis on equality of opportunity, respect for others and the value of learning. Upon these foundations we have built a thriving educational establishment, where students have flourished and continued to study a wide range of subjects at some of our country’s most prestigious universities.
In choosing Greenshaw as the place to start or continue your career, you will be on the right path to a successful future.
We are absolutely committed to achieving excellence. In our school this should always encompass the twin aims of high wellbeing for young people and adults, alongside academic excellence. Maintaining both of these can present challenges, but it is our clear ambition.
We are justly proud of our success over many years in achieving the very best for our students. The school enters students across the full attainment range for examinations. It is therefore clear that the results represent significant achievements.
Our Progress 8 score is +0.38, which is above average. This puts us in the top 17% of schools in England. Our Attainment 8 measure is 54.7% points, which is well about the average score of 44.3 points.
In 2018, Greenshaw High School celebrated the best ever GCSE results achieved by students of the school. Despite the huge changes to GCSE specifications, designed to make each more difficult, and the significant reduction in coursework, Greenshaw's students put in a record breaking stint of revision, practice and exam performance. If the previous indicator of success for schools was applied to these results, then 77% of students would have achieved five GCSE passes, including English and maths.
At A level, results in 2018 demonstrated a competitive and strong performance from our sixth form students, with 21% of grades at A*/A, 49% of the grades A*/B and 75% A*-/C. The high number of A* grades came from a range of subject areas including in the arts and design courses
Our Commitment to Your Career
Greenshaw High School is committed to providing excellent CPD opportunities and career progression for all staff. We are a school that prioritises staff training and development and believe that all members of staff should have a thorough induction and an inspiring programme of training and professional development.
Wednesday afternoon lessons end an hour earlier, allowing our training to be done within the school day, rather than in twilight sessions. We call this part of the week ‘Professional Growth’, and it is divided between departmental sessions on subject pedagogy, and broader professional enquiry in areas such as assessment, mind set and language. This Professional Growth programme has recently been awarded Silver status by the Teacher Development Trust, an award that has been gained by only forty other schools.
By investing in staff development through seminars and meetings, and conducting research projects, our staff are up to date with the latest thinking and practice in education. This in turn enables them to provide the best learning opportunities for the students of the school, which is our core purpose.
In the Sixth Form, students' achievement is outstanding because of the exemplary care, guidance and support they receive- Ofsted
The Sixth Form offers a warm, welcoming and positive atmosphere, where students are treated with respect. The student-teacher relationship is friendly and Sixth Form staff are always ready to help- Year 13 student
Thank you for your continued support and understanding. No-one could have worked harder with my daughter- Parent
As parents, we would like to thank all the staff at Greenshaw for providing an excellent education and helping all three of our sons to become such well-adjusted young adults- Parent
It was obvious that both you and [the staff] were hugely committed and caring - and it's been a while since we've come across people who love their jobs so much- Healthy Schools researchers
'Your school's culture of high expectations and the staff belief in you provide you with an excellent platform for learning and help and prepare you successfully for life beyond school'.- Ofsted