• The Award for Making a Difference: Secondary School of the Year
  • Villiers High School
  • 2020
  • Ealing, London

Villiers High School is recognised as a ‘school for all’ that embraces students from many countries and with many languages at the heart of its Southall community.  This school first opened in 1907 as Southall County High School. It was one of the first secondary schools to be built by the Middlesex County Council to cater for the expansion of education envisioned by the 1902 Education Act.

Over the years, the School has seen profound changes. Today, whilst the nature and size of its student population has considerably changed, Villiers continues to create a nurturing, caring and inspirational environment in which every pupil is important and students and teachers approach school life with enthusiasm and enjoyment.

In May 2019, the school achieved its ‘Outstanding’ status in every category for the first time in its history and is now high-achieving, well respected, and over-subscribed.  It’s School motto “For life, not school we learn” resonates well with all the stakeholders and permeates across the whole school and is highly successful in preparing students to be responsible British citizens.