Isleworth and Syon School

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Isleworth & Syon School
IS Logo.gif
MottoFinis coronat opus
("The end crowns the work")
Established1630 (as The Blue School)
1903
TypeAcademy
HeadteacherMr Euan Ferguson
LocationRidgeway Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 5JL
England Coordinates: 51°28′49″N 0°20′29″W / 51.480280°N 0.34128°W / 51.480280; -0.34128
DfE number313/4500
DfE URN137940 Tables
OfstedReports Pre-academy reports
Students1016
GenderMale
Ages11–18
Websitewww.isleworthsyon.org
 
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Isleworth & Syon School
IS Logo.gif
MottoFinis coronat opus
("The end crowns the work")
Established1630 (as The Blue School)
1903
TypeAcademy
HeadteacherMr Euan Ferguson
LocationRidgeway Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 5JL
England Coordinates: 51°28′49″N 0°20′29″W / 51.480280°N 0.34128°W / 51.480280; -0.34128
DfE number313/4500
DfE URN137940 Tables
OfstedReports Pre-academy reports
Students1016
GenderMale
Ages11–18
Websitewww.isleworthsyon.org

Isleworth and Syon School (formerly Isleworth Grammar School) is a secondary school and sixth form for boys aged 11 to 18 years. It is situated on Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, within the London Borough of Hounslow, England. It is close to the A4, just south of Osterley Park.

History[edit]

Isleworth and Syon School can trace its history to the establishment of a charity school in 1630, making it one of the oldest schools in the area.[1] During the 18th century it became known as "The Blue School". Due to expansion it became a boys' school and the girls were moved out to a separate building in North Street in 1870. An upper school was added in 1883 to educate older boys. It was used as a "model school" for trainee teachers from Borough Road College, a teacher training school which merged with other similar colleges to form Brunel University's education faculty. It became a state school in 1903 when Middlesex County Council assumed control and renamed Isleworth County School several years later.

The North Street Girls' School was the female counterpart to the original Blue School. A separate infant school was founded near the girls' school and many children continued their education at the boys' school. It only came under the Blue Schools Foundation in the early 20th century. During the interwar period the girls' school became a coeducational junior school, later merging with the infant school. It still functions as "The Blue School" at North Street.[2]

In 1930/1931 the boys' school named Isleworth County School moved to Ridgeway Road where it has been ever since. Under the Education Act 1944 it became a grammar school. It gained a particularly high academic reputation during the years it was a grammar school. When the Hounslow Council adopted the comprehensive system, it merged with Syon School for Boys in 1979 to form the current school.[3]

Academics[edit]

In 2003 the school gained Sports College status. On 1 March 2012 the school became an academy.

The school forms a consortium with three other secondary schools in the borough: Brentford School for Girls, Hounslow Manor School and The Green School. Consortium schools have a common academic timetable, allowing sixth form students to interact and exchange lessons.

In 2005 the school was named sports college of the year in the UK under the guidance of former olympian Jason Wing.[4]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Isleworth Grammar School[edit]

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