Warlingham School

Warlingham School is an 11-18, mixed, comprehensive school that converted to Academy status in November 2012. At Warlingham, young people flourish both academically and socially. Students enjoy learning and achieve above national average results at GCSE and A level.

Location: Tithepit Shaw Lane, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9YB
Headteacher: Mr Nicholas J Bradwell
Number on roll: 1510

Mission Statement/ Motto:
‘Widening Horizons, Raising Aspirations’
We take our mission of "Widening Horizons, Raising Aspirations" very seriously and build in opportunities for our students to develop as individuals through the taught curriculum and an extensive range of additional activities. We aim to provide opportunities and experiences that will enable our students to grow into confident and healthy young adults who enjoy their time at school and leave with the skills, qualities and qualifications needed to face the challenges that lie ahead of them.

Learning takes place in a purposeful and well-disciplined environment in which students are encouraged to be actively involved through investigation, problem solving, discussion, practical work and research.

Ofsted inspectors have praised the quality of teaching throughout the school and the exemplary behaviour of our students. Staff have high expectations of students and provide a range of challenging experiences for all abilities, leading to good examination performances and an enjoyment of learning.

The aims of the school:
• Promoting enjoyment of learning and celebration of achievement;
• Achieving excellence where everyone has high expectations and strives for success;
• Fostering a healthy and safe community where individuals take responsibility for themselves and show respect for others;
• Making a positive contribution to all aspects of school, family and community life;
• Creating opportunity and experiences to prepare for successful and fulfilling adult lives.


Our Business Centre, with state-of-the art ICT facilities and office standard furniture, provides a modern learning environment for students and for community activities. We work closely with our business contacts that assist by giving talks, providing case study materials and by offering work placements.

The Sixth Form has attractive, newly refurbished accommodation in its own block which contains an expanded common room with kitchen area, study rooms and fully equipped ICT suites all of which are managed by the Sixth Formers through their Committee.

A dedicated and well equipped Music block with extensive resources including a Cubase-based recording studio.

Modern purpose built Design and Technology facilities.

Brand new classrooms for Society, Religion and Wellbeing studies.

Our Learning Resource Centre introduced Eclipse.net, a new web-based library resource for use by our students in school or at home.

The sports hall is available for sports such as badminton, football, netball and basketball and can also be hired for children’s parties.

The swimming pool plays host to a number of local swimming clubs who teach all abilities from beginners to club swimming and is available for galas with lifeguards supplied.

Three hockey clubs train and play fixtures on Saturdays and host junior section training on Sunday mornings on our flood-lit Astro Turf pitch. Warlingham School has been designated a Development Centre by Surrey Hockey who use our facilities for county practice and matches.

Local football clubs use the Astro Turf pitch for mid-week training for boys and girls from U8s to Adult sides. Our own PE teachers host ‘Pitch Invasion’, a football activity for Years 5&6 and 7&8s in the summer holidays. Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace Foundations run courses for similar age students which are very popular at half term, Easter and during summer holiday periods. Football: Pitches for Senior, Intermediate, 9v9 and Mini-sided are all available to hire

Rugby & Cricket: The Rugby pitch and cricket nets (indoor and outdoor) are available for hire for club or personal use.

The gymnasium is available for gymnastics, dance, yoga, fitness classes and our refurbished floodlit all-weather courts hold tournaments and fixtures. These are available for hire for tennis, football and netball.

Our modern fitness suite is available for club hire and One2One fitness sessions. Instructors for fitness are available upon request.

Characteristic Features of Warlingham School:
Warlingham School became a designated Specialist School in ‘Business & Enterprise’ in September 2004. Although government funding for specialist schools has ceased, Warlingham retains its Business and Enterprise ethos.
We are committed to providing an exciting, demanding and extended range of activities for students in the business and work-related curriculum and a business and enterprise dimension permeates most subjects. A variety of events and competitions support students’ understanding of financial management and promote an enterprise culture.

For further information about Warlingham School please visit our website: http://www.warlinghamschool.co.uk/