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Enfield County School

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Established  1909
Headteacher  Pamela Rutherford
DfE URN  102048 Tables
Founded  1909
Type  Community school
Chair of Governors  Romany Joseph
Phone  +44 20 8363 3030
Number of students  1,099
Enfield County School
Location  Holly Walk Enfield London EN2 6QG England
Address  Holly Walk, Enfield EN2 6QG, United Kingdom
Motto  it's at the heart of everything we do (Learning)
Local authority  Enfield London Borough Council
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Enfield county school


Enfield County School is a girls' comprehensive school which was originally created as Enfield Chace School in 1967, following the amalgamation of Enfield County School, which had been a girls' grammar school, with Chace Girls School, a secondary modern school. The amalgamated school readopted the name Enfield County School in 1987.

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It is situated directly in the middle of Enfield, slightly to the north of the town centre, equidistant between the two railway stations, near St Andrew's Enfield.

Former schools

The original Enfield County School had been opened in 1909, becoming Enfield County Grammar School for Girls, which had around 850 girls. It was administered by Middlesex County Council Education Committee (Borough of Enfield). Chace Girls School had been formed in 1962 as a girls' secondary modern school from the senior girls department at Lavender School. Both were well-established girls' schools, each with a long tradition of high achievement and academic excellence, according to the current Headteacher, Ms. P. Rutherford.

Comprehensive

It became the comprehensive girls' Enfield Chace School in 1967, changing to its current name in 1987. In 2005 the school was designated a specialist school for languages.

Former teachers

  • Jill Paton Walsh (nee Bliss) CBE, author (taught English from 1959-62 at the grammar school)
  • Campus

    The buildings are a blend of solid Edwardian, post war and 1990s "design-build". The lower school in Rosemary Avenue, which was the former Chace Girls School, houses years 7, 8 and 9; at fourteen years of age students transfer to the upper school in Holly Walk (former grammar school), about a mile away in the centre of the old town of Enfield, London. After Enfield Court in Baker Street was purchased to accommodate the lower school of Enfield Grammar School in 1942, the first year pupils of the previous girls' grammar school, Enfield County School, shared it with the first year pupils of Enfield Grammar for a few years.

    Traditions

    At first, the school motto, which was incorporated in the school badge, was Onward Ever, which had previously been the motto of the grammar school in the amalgamation. This was later changed to Learning: it's at the heart of everything we do.

    Academic performance

    It gets similar good GCSE results to Enfield Grammar School, the analogous boys' school. However it gets better results (above-average) at A-level, the best for comprehensive schools in the borough of Enfield.

    Enfield County School

  • Keisha White, singer
  • Jaime Winstone, actress
  • Lois Winstone, actress
  • Enfield County Grammar School for Girls

  • Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns (née Clarke), Conservative politician, former shadow Chief Whip
  • Olive Banks (née Davies), historian
  • Geraldine McCaughrean, author
  • Dame Helen Metcalf (née Pitt), former headteacher from 1998-2001 of Chiswick Community School, and former Islington Labour councillor
  • Frances Perry (née Everett) MBE, horticulture author and broadcaster, and wife of Roy Hay (horticulturist)
  • Nancy Tait, health campaigner
  • References

    Enfield County School Wikipedia


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