At Greenshaw High School our students and staff work very hard to ensure the best academic results. For example, in 2019 over a quarter of our Year 11 students attained a grade 7 or higher (previously A grade at GCSE) in English, and just under one in four did the same in Maths. 11% of all GCSE passes were at grades 9 and 8 (the new highest grades) setting up our Year 11 students for future success. In our sixth form, students achieve results in the top 25% of the country and they go on to some of the best university courses in the world. Despite the national controversy around examination results this summer, over 40 of our sixth form students progressed to Russell Group universities, including both Oxford and Cambridge.
Alongside the pursuit of academic excellence, we also have a key role in our students being happy and successful members of society. I do not want great exam results to come at the cost of young people’s wellbeing. All staff are aware of the importance of promoting student welfare, and we maintain a department of non-teaching staff to support students with mental health and wellbeing. I also believe that happiness comes from feeling engaged with your community and knowing that you are making a positive contribution. Within the last year, students in our school have volunteered at food banks, collected items for a women’s refuge and raised funds for a cancer charity, all in Sutton. More widely, we have committed to global development with biennial expeditions overseas – with the most recent seeing a group of students and staff build community facilities in Zambia.
So at Greenshaw High School we are committed to excellence in all aspects of students’ school life, whether academic, social or personal. This combination embodies the true values of education and underpins all aspects of our work.
Mr Nick House, Headteacher
“The best community of teachers that I could ever have hoped for. The patience, care, loyalty and commitment of a group of people who have walked alongside my son through his tribulations, challenges and successes in his time at the school” – a parent.