- Drayton Manor High School
Drayton Manor High School Location Hanwell, London Information Type Comprehensive Motto Nec Aspera Terrent Established 1930 Principal Sir Pritpal Singh Enrollment 1500 approx. Website http://www.draytonmanor.ealing.sch.uk/
Drayton Manor High School, formerly Drayton Manor Grammar School, is a comprehensive school located in Hanwell, Ealing, England. The current headteacher is Sir Pritpal Singh. The school is a specialist Humanities College. Its emblem is a phoenix rising from a crown with the legend 'Nec Aspera Terrent', which means 'Hardships do not deter us'. The school's colours are navy, purple and yellow.
On October 28, 2008, Drayton Manor High School successfully contested a ruling in the High Court. Ealing Council had accused the school of discriminating against children living in poorer areas by only admitting those that lived close to the school.
- 1930 Opened as Drayton Manor County Grammar School
- 1975 Became a Comprehensive School
- 1992 Grant-maintained
- 1998 Foundation school
- 2000 Beacon status
- 2003 Leading Edge School
- 2006 75th Anniversary
- 2007/8 became a Humanities Specialist school
- 2011 become an academy
- The Brand New Heavies Music Ensemble
- Peter Crouch (Footballer).
- Shaparak Khorsandi "Shappi" Khorsandi (Comedienne)
- Steve McQueen (Artist)
- Vernon Coaker Labour MP for Gedling
- The Revd Professor Paul Fiddes, DD (Theologian)
- Sir Michael Fox
- Prof Paul Jeffreys, Professor of Computing at the University of Oxford 2002-
- Charles Palmer OBE, President of the International Judo Federation from 1965–79
- Rick Wakeman (Rock Musician).
- Martin Hancock (Actor)
- Pratipal Kalsi (Neurosurgeon)
- Gwyn Williams (Head of PE & Head of House)
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