Sutton Grammar School for Boys is a selective, single-sex grammar school for pupils aged 11-18 inclusive. Located in Surrey, south-east England, the School comprises grounds in both Sutton and neighbouring Cheam Village.
The first Headmaster of the School was Mr E H Hensley, who studied at Cambridge University, where he became a Wrangler by taking a first class degree in Mathematics.
The first Deputy Headmaster (or Second Master) was Mr J W Horn, who read Classics at Cambridge University. Mr Horn's love of the Classics is to this day reflected in the School badge: the owl, emblematic of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. Athena is also referred to in the School Song.
The School operates a prefect system with a Head Boy, two Deputy Head Boys, Senior Prefects and prefects appointed annually. The current Head Boy is Luka Pillai, and the Deputy Head Boys are Ed Bell and Joe Riches.
|1899-1925||E H Hensley|
|1925-56||J A Cockshutt|
|1956-76||F A Walch|
|1976-84||A P W Collins|
|1985-90||N P O Green|
|1990-present||G D Ironside|
|1899-1934||J W Horn|
|1950-66||A M Lorimer|
|1977-89||R G Disley|
|1987-89||G D Ironside (2nd)*|
|1989-90||G D Ironside (1st)*|
|1990-2007||G G Gibson|
The School was ranked as the best school in the country for physics in the Good Schools Guide 2005.
Oxbridge admits numerous pupils including some to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences.
The school admits pupils from the ages of 11 to 18, or years 7 to 13 (upper sixth) in the English academic system. The school is selective, requiring pupils to pass an eleven plus examination in order to gain admittance. There are approximately 120 pupils in each year for the main school (Years 7 to 11) and slightly less for the Sixth Form, varying year-on-year.
Entry requirements for the sixth form are a minimum of 4 'A' grades and 2 'B' grades at GCSE. Pupils are further required to meet specialist grade requirements in relation to the subjects they wish to study in the Sixth Form. Pupils who wish to join from other schools are also required to achieve higher grades and pass an admissions interview.
The main site consists of the following:
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Sports take place at either the on-site sports hall, studio or swimming pool, or at the Walch Memorial Playing Fields at Northey Avenue, Cheam Village. When playing sports at the latter location, pupils are transported a short distance in the School bus or minibus.
The current School basketball team, the self-titled 'Sutton Spartans', is coached by Colin Leonard and is vying for the National Schools Title as well as competing in the Surrey Men's basketball League.
Until entry to the Sixth Form, each pupil wears a chevron under the School badge on his blazer denoting house affiliation. Pupils' laboratory aprons are also styled in the colour of their house, as are their sports top (Brown House wear Yellow, not Brown)
|Green House||Gillian Essien|
|Blue House||Jamie Costello|
|Brown House||Simon Shergold|
|Red House||Sam Karlsson|
In recent years, the Cadet Force has introduced more external activities. The CCF has expanded with new members and the recent involvement of Nonsuch High School for Girls in the Army section in the late 1990's(sponsored by the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry) and now, as of 2007, in the RAF section which previously maintained all male membership.
The officer team of the CCF is headed by Squadron Leader Hobbs, an ex-Head Cadet and ex-Head Boy. The CCF is under the leadership of this officer team and an annually appointed Cadet Corporal Major (Army Section), currently Lawrence Gosset and Cadet Warrant Officer (RAF Section), currently Lawrence "Larry" Jones, from the ranks of the sixth form cadets. Ex-cadets are able to stay in contact with each other via the Old Suttonians Cadet Association (OSCA), which is affiliated to the Old Suttonians Association (OSA). The head of the RAF section has long been Giles Peter Benedict Marshall, a current teacher at the school.
Today, there are seven clubs affiliated to the Association:
In its lifetime, the OSA has had a very diverse range of affiliated activities attached to it. A literary and debating society, a cycling and rambling club, chess and bridge clubs, and a very strong swimming club were all in evidence at some point during the period 1909-1970.
The OSA runs an annual reunion dinner in September of each year and, on a more intermittent basis, reunions for the various year groups, most recently for those at the School under the Headmastership of Mr Hensley or Mr Cockshutt.
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