Grey Court School
Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
About Grey Court School
Grey Court School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school in Surrey serving pupils between the ages of 11-16. The secondary school, situated in Ham, Richmond has approximately 1,070 students on record.
Grey Court School was established in 1956 and converted to academy status in 2012. In 2013, the London secondary school was identified as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
Values and vision
Grey Court School’s main vision is to support and nurture students so that they have the confidence to achieve to a high level regardless of the challenges they may face. The Ham secondary school wants to work in a solid partnership, where staff and parents unite to ensure that students are supported both at school and at home, and are taught the values of honesty, self-reliance and responsibility. It is important to Grey Court School that students are presented with a varied curriculum, and it provides facilities to appeal to all, which include an allotment and on-site animals. Grey Court School holds a specialist status in Science, Maths and Computing, along with a Sports England accreditation, Healthy Schools status and Artsmark Gold.
“The school’s own records, supported by inspection evidence, indicate that most of the teaching is at least good and often outstanding. The teaching observed during the inspection was consistently effective in promoting students’ interest and engagement with their learning through detailed planning that ensures lessons are designed to meet students’ needs. n Teachers have high expectations of all students. Challenging tasks are set and students respond well, making an excellent contribution to their own and others’ learning, for example in a Year 10 science lesson where students were ably defending their allocated roles in a controversial discussion on cloning.”