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Greenshaw High School

Focusing on wellbeing at Greenshaw

Students learn about the five key areas of wellbeing in tutor time.

We talk a lot in school about our curriculum, the things we learn in our typical lessons. The curriculum means what we teach our students in subjects like English and maths, but we also teach about much beyond the traditional curriculum.

For example, one of the things we talk with students about in tutor time is wellbeing. This covers five key areas that we value, and experts from the NHS have shown there to be activities that we can all choose to do that are good for us. These include things like: connecting; being active; giving; taking notice; and keeping learning.

This Wednesday it was our turn to host visitors from other Sutton secondary schools, as you can see in the photograph here. I was really proud to see students from other schools of all the types we have in Sutton (whether selective and comprehensive, or single sex and mixed) connecting by talking and listening to one another. It was an absolute delight to welcome about 40 students from other local schools, all in their different uniforms, into our school and see these young people connecting.

So, as the GCSE and A Level exams become closer to winding down, and students in Year 10 and 12 start to prepare for their own internal exams, it could feel that school is only about the formal curriculum, and preparing for exams. I wanted to remind families that at Greenshaw we do focus on a wide range of other skills as well, always aiming to ensure that our youngsters do get great results and are also prepared to be successful and happy in the widest sense.

UKMT Maths Challenge

We are pleased to announce the commendable achievement of our students in the UKMT Maths Challenge. We extend our congratulations to Aarav in Year 9, Amogh in Year 9 and Alvin in Year 10 for their selection to participate in the Intermediate Kangaroo competition, showcasing their outstanding mathematical abilities. We would like to acknowledge Karan in Year 7 for his selection in the Junior Kangaroo category. 

These achievements reflect the diligence and perseverance of our students, and we take great pride in their accomplishments. Let us continue to provide unwavering support and encouragement to one another in all our academic pursuits. Congratulations to all on this noteworthy success.

Parent survey

Thank you to those who have already shared their views by completing the parent survey included in my letter last week. It is key for us to understand how parents feel about our school, both the strengths and weaknesses, so that we can continue to improve even further. The link is attached again here for those who still wish to complete the survey.

Students of the week

Congratulations goes to our stars of the week listed below for maintaining their commitment, focus and sense of drive. Well done to everyone.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Sixth Form





Samini / Methu





Wishing you all the very best, and to our families that will be celebrating this weekend, I wish you Eid Mubarak.

Mr N House, Headteacher