Lampton School

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Template:Infobox UK school Lampton School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Hounslow, west London, England.

Admissions

Lampton is specialises in humanities, Leading Edge, and is a training school which currently has around 1,350 students on roll. Lampton borders the A4 (Great West Road) in Hounslow, and is next to Lampton Park and Hounslow Civic Centre. This is about one mile west of Spring Grove, and a mile south of the M4 near Heston. Osterley Park is a mile to the north-east. Its ethnic mix reflects that of the local area, with most students being of Indian subcontinental heritage. That said, the school contains a wide range of ethnicities, including (but not limited to) white British, and Polish, and around 30% of students receive free school meals.

Lampton also offers a 6th Form for pupils aged 16 and over, which takes the majority of its intake from Lampton GCSE students, but is also open to applicants from outside the school. The current headteacher is Dame Susan John, who was knighted in 2011. She is supported by an associate head teacher, Jacquie Smith and two deputy heads - Stephen Davis (pastoral), Lynne Isham (curriculum).

History

Lampton School was formerly known as Spring Grove Grammar School, a grammar school before being converted to a comprehensive.

The school gained its Humanities Specialist status in 2003, a designation which enabled the building of the Language and Learning Zone (LLZ), a multi-media and ICT suite situated at the western end of the Spring Grove building.

Academic performance

The last OFSTED inspection, in 2008, found the school to be "outstanding".<ref name="OFSTED Report, Lampton School">OFSTED Report, Lampton School</ref> In 2009 Ofsted highlighted Lampton as one of 12 outstanding schools serving disadvantaged communities.

The school's GCSE results are broadly average.<ref name="OFSTED Report, Lampton School"/>

The school has in recent years, achieved above average results at both GCSE and A-Level.

Prime Minister's Global Fellowship

The school has a good record of students attaining places on the prestigious Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme. The school achieved its first student in the inaugural year of the programme, 2008, and in 2009 had two more successful applicants.

Notable former pupils

  • Hammasa Kohistani, Miss England 2005
  • Owais Shah, cricketer
  • Steven Caulker, footballer
  • Nicholas Folwell, opera singer

Spring Grove Grammar School

  • James Hughes, chief executive from 1983-84 of Johnson Matthey, and president from 1972-73 of the Institute of Metals
  • Robert Gurth Hughes, Conservative MP from 1987-97 for Harrow West, and chief executive of the Association of Optometrists, since 2005

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