Greenshaw High School

Sutton, United Kingdom

Location: Sutton, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Greenshaw High School

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south west London. 

At Greenshaw, we have a tradition of combining both high expectations for all of our students and a curriculum that is forward-looking and appropriate to the needs of the 21st century. Throughout its history, Greenshaw has been popular with parents of children of all abilities and there continues to be a large demand for places. We are proud of our success as a genuine comprehensive school and of our reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and put the professional development of our staff at the forefront of our improvement.

Our values are encapsulated in the Greenshaw Vision:

We are a forward looking school without limits; a dynamic community; welcoming to all; a family which values the journey and the destination.
We all take responsibility, we believe in each other, strive for success and lead by example.
We are ambitious; sharing an exciting vision; building lives for the future.

Examination results

In 2016, Greenshaw celebrated outstanding A level results and good GCSE results in 2016, with a significant number of students achieving the top grade of A*. At A level in 2016, almost a quarter of grades were A*/A and over half at A*- B. The overwhelming majority of students attained grades that gained them entry to their first-choice university, of which in 2016 one third were Russell Group institutions. In 2016, the school matched its best ever set of GCSE results, with 76% of students attaining 5A*- C grades, including English and Maths. One quarter of all GCSE grades were at A or A*. At both KS4 and KS5, the school’s outcome for both GCSE and A Level are both significantly above national average in a wide range of subjects, and for all groups of students.

Our Commitment to Your Career

Greenshaw prioritises staff training and development. We are a learning community, 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 members 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.

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Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87151001
What people say about us

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