"We hope this website will provide a real insight into life at Drayton Manor and the tremendous achievements of our students and staff."
Sir Pritpal Singh, Head
Drayton Manor High School opened in November 1930 as a traditional grammar school inspired by the Public Schools of the 19th century and by the Education Act of 1902. The school building was built on the site of Hanwell Park House, land that was then owned by the local historian Sir Montague Sharpe.
After the Second World War, as teachers returned from the services, the new ideas of the Education Act of 1944 gave rise to a feeling of a better system of education for all and this was the start of a major expansion of the school which lasted until 1974. Soon afterwards, the school transformed into a comprehensive school.
The school will celebrate its 83rd anniversary in November 2013 and continues to flourish as a well equipped, co-educational comprehensive school with Academy status for students aged 11-19. The school promotes the maximum development of individual students’ talents and potential within a tolerant and caring community.
At Drayton Manor we ask a high standard of our students by creating an atmosphere of encouragement with the emphasis on students developing the habits of hard work, organisation and responsibility for their own work.