The Bishop Wand Church of England School
Laytons Lane

TW16 6LT

Coordinates51°24′37″N 0°25′34″W / 51.4102°N 0.4260°W / 51.4102; -0.4260
MottoRealising God-given potential
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Establishedc. 1969
Local authoritySurrey County Council
Department for Education URN138491 Tables
HeadteacherDaniel Aldridge
Age11 to 18
Enrolmentapprox. 1,100 pupils
HousesChichester, Kensington, Lancaster, Salisbury, Winchester and York
Colour(s)Crimson & gold    
House colours:
PublicationThe Read
Access to the school is from this paved area to its east side; road access from there is to the north, Nursery Road, extra footpath access is to the east, Stratton Road

The Bishop Wand Church of England School is a secondary school with academy status located in Sunbury-on-Thames, England.[1] The school has been co-educational since its founding and caters for students in the 11–18 age range in that it has its own sixth form. The school has six houses, named after relevant Anglican dioceses to the life of its namesake, Bishop Wand, which compete in sports and other activities.


The Bishop Wand Church of England School was founded in 1969 to serve, alongside non-Anglican schools and a few fellow Anglican-ethos schools, the borough of Spelthorne and the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Hounslow.

The prominent Anglican cleric for whom the school is named is Bishop William Wand who served 22 years as a Bishop then resigned in 1956 to serve as Canon and Treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral in London. His first position was Archbishop of Brisbane and he finished in post as Bishop of London. He ministered to many people over his lifetime (1885 – 1977) and worked in many cities and towns. Bishop Wand School decided to choose some of the places where the Bishop visited and ministered as its House names.[2]

A small minority of the parish land has long belonged to St Paul's in return for annual funding and the right to appoint the vicar: in 1222 the right to appoint the vicar of Sunbury-on-Thames was transferred along with the manor from Westminster Abbey to the body representing the cathedral, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. By the agreement which gave effect to this St. Paul's were to appropriate the church, ordaining a perpetual and well-endowed vicarage. St Paul's at the direction of its Diocese of London gave up much of its remaining land to endow the school.[3]


The facilities at the Bishop Wand Church of England School include a three-floor main building and buildings for:

Other sports and fitness facilities include:

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "School Overview - Bishop Want School". Department for Education. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  2. ^ House System Bishop Wand School - retrieved 2014-10-30.
  3. ^ Susan Reynolds, ed. (1962). "Sunbury: Churches". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Adam London". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Questions & Answers". Glenn Fabry. Retrieved 3 December 2014.