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Burntwood School

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Established  1986
Principal  Mrs Helen Dorfman
DfE URN  139842 Tables
Founded  1986
Type  Academy
DfE number  212/5401
Phone  +44 20 8946 6201
Number of students  1,733
Burntwood School
Location  Burntwood Lane Tooting London SW17 0AQ England
Address  Burntwood Ln, London SW17 0AQ, UK
Motto  The best education today for the women of tomorrow.
Similar  Graveney School, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College, Southfields Academy, Ricards Lodge High Sch
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Burntwood school class of 2003 2008


Burntwood School is a girls' secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Wandsworth, London, England. The school was opened in September 1986, and the first headmistress of the school was Brigid Beattie-Moriarty - known to the pupils as Mrs Beattie.

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For the 2008–09 school year, there were 1,733 pupils enrolled at the school. In September 2009, the school admitted 283 new students: 71 places are offered to the girls who scored highest in the Wandsworth Year 6 Test; the remaining 212 places are offered to siblings of current students and then to those girls living closest to the school.

While nominally an all-girls school, Burntwood does in fact have a small number of male students in the sixth form. In 2002, for example, two percent of the pupils were male.

For the school year beginning September 2012, students moved into the new buildings which have been under construction the last two years. Fully complete in 2014, the project that cost £40.9 million saw the opening of six new buildings (four four-storey teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts buildings) to create a new-look campus.

The school converted to academy status on 1 July 2013.

In October 2015, Burntwood School won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK's leading architecture award.

Burntwood school


Notable former pupils

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London - former sixth form pupil.
  • Priscilla Mensah, president of Cambridge University Students Union 2015/16 - former pupil.
  • Francesca Isherwood, actress attended Burntwood School, and stars in the BBC programme for children Roman Mysteries.
  • Pearl Mackie, actress, Doctor Who companion.
  • References

    Burntwood School Wikipedia


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