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Dear Parents and Prospective Parents,
 
Glenthorne High School is a thriving 11-19 mixed comprehensive Academy with 1,400 pupils, of whom 300 are in the 6th Form. We are a high performing Specialist Arts College.
 
We are a heavily oversubscribed, highly successful school with a long and rich history in the local community. The school was founded on the Glastonbury Road site in 1933. It moved to the Sutton Common Road site in 1958. At this time, it was called Sutton Common County Secondary Girls’ School; a small girls’ school for less than 400 pupils. It changed its name to Glenthorne in 1982 and it wasn’t until 1993 that it became co-educational. In 2008, we celebrated our Golden Jubilee on the Sutton Common Road site.
 
We are proud of our history, our success and achievements and our reputation for high standards and high expectations and proud of our contribution to the local community.
 
I joined the school as Headteacher back in September 2001 and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to lead the school over the last decade. Glenthorne is no ordinary school; it is a unique school of extraordinary staff and pupils and enjoys exceptional support from parents and the local community. We are proud of our school and ambitious to make it even better.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Mr S J Hume
Headteacher

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