The Norwood School

Crown Dale, London, SE19 3NY


The Norwood School is a vibrant, oversubscribed 11-18 mixed secondary school where students make exceptional progress. Adjacent to Norwood Park on the borders of Lambeth and Croydon, The Norwood School is an exciting place to learn, with excellent facilities, a flourishing Sixth Form and good GCSE and A Level results. The school’s vision is: to be a beacon of success and a centre of excellence, benefitting students, parents and the wider community.

Norwood School continues to be good. Our recent OFSTED report (2017) highlighted that:

We are ‘….building a strong learning community that works effectively with staff, parents, pupils’. Our ‘team have worked hard to ensure that in 2017, at the end of key stage 4, pupils made better progress than pupils, nationally.’ ‘Leaders and governors are still…. prioritising the progress and attainment of the most-able pupils,’ and that, ‘pupils work in a calm and purposeful learning environment.’ ‘You and your leadership team….. make a positive impact on the life chances of pupils.’ ‘You offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is strengthened by links with colleges, businesses and arts organisations.’

Our outstanding curriculum is designed to meet the needs and abilities of all students, praised as “innovative and engaging” right through to our thriving Sixth Form. Our most able participate in bespoke university style pathways and our Bursary Programme. Our specialist status makes an outstanding contribution to the quality of our curriculum and to the engagement and relevance of students’ lessons. Immersion Days, Arts Week and Wonder 7 – our Extra Curricular Programme – provide pupils with life-long memorable experiences that extend, enrich and support their learning. We create opportunities for staff to share their passion for their subjects with students and to deliver lessons that stimulate, motivate and excite our young people.

We have established a number of successful partnerships with local primary and secondary schools, community groups, local businesses and international organisations which enrich our curriculum offer. These collaborative partnerships provide a number of opportunities for students to be inspired, expand their knowledge, develop their skills and experience and contribute to their success. The school is committed to ensuring that students leave Norwood as independent, successful individuals with a sense of community, civic responsibility and a thirst for learning.

Our successful and expanding Sixth Form has a 100% pass rate. The post-16 provision, with strong Russell Group University links and Careers Guidance is engaging and a full and varied range of extra-curricular activities and work experience placements enrich the programme. The curriculum offer at Key Stage 5 provides a natural progression route for students to the top universities as well as high quality apprenticeships. Please see our website for more details.

Number of Pupils: 980
Ages: 11 - 19 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Community

Are You A Newly Qualified Teacher?

Join our NQT pool today for the chance of starting a career in education right in the heart of London.

Check out our blog - Lots of useful information for NQTs and QTs!

Page [tcb_pagination_current_page] of [tcb_pagination_total_pages]