IN ENGLISH LESSONS at Wilson’s we foster the enjoyment of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and work hard to develop the associated skills. Everyone’s opinions are valued (even the teacher’s!) but we also challenge those of others where appropriate.

We investigate the vital role played by language in the real world.

We explore imaginary realms through the study of poetry, drama and fiction, and acquire the skills to create our own. The goal is always for pupils to leave lessons with broadened horizons, ready and keen to read, write and speak for themselves.

Our Staff

Mrs Fletcher (Head of Department)
Ms Footman
Miss Hughes
Dr Johnstone (Deputy Head of English)
Mrs Schofield
Ms Wells-Cole
Miss Williams


We run handwriting club weekly.

In the summer term a group of Year 7 students shadow the Carnegie Prize.

We run a sixth form Literature society in the autumn and spring terms. Students have won prizes in the Tower Poetry Competition and the English and Media Centre’s TS Eliot Poetry Prize Shadowing Scheme.

Each year a group of sixth formers and staff attend the prize ceremony for the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry in the South Bank Centre.

We also have Debating Club two lunchtimes a week. Students have entered a wide range of debating competitions, including the London Debating Challenge and the Eton Open, and we have inter-house Debating competitions.

Wilson’s School

A boys’ grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton (UK), Wilson’s School is:

  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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