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
HousesBrunel, Shackleton, Turner
ColoursRed, Orange, Yellow
WebsiteOfficial Website
 
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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
HousesBrunel, Shackleton, Turner
ColoursRed, Orange, Yellow
WebsiteOfficial Website

Isleworth and Syon School (formerly Isleworth Grammar School) is a non-denomination secondary school and sixth form for boys aged 11 to 18 years.[1] 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.[2] 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. This school is still operating to this day under the original name "The Blue School".[3]

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 under the leadership of the then headmaster, Mr A. Brierley. When Hounslow Council adopted the comprehensive system, it merged with Syon School for Boys in 1979 to form the current school.[4]

Academics[edit]

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

The school forms a consortium with four other secondary schools in the borough: Brentford School for Girls, Feltham Community College, The Green School for Girls and Kingsley Academy (formerly Hounslow Manor 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.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Isleworth Grammar School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Girls are welcome in the school's sixth form, which is part of a consortium with other secondary schools in the borough.
  2. ^ A Brief History of the School
  3. ^ The Blue School
  4. ^ Reynolds, Susan, ed. (1962). A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington. Courtesy of British History Online. pp. 133–7. 
  5. ^ "Former Olympian hails 'dream job' as new Principal of Neale-Wade Community College". Cambs Times. 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frederick William Hedges VC". www.bedfordregiment.org.uk. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 

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