About Us

St. William of York is a one form entry Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, which opened in 1970. It is situated next door to the parish church of St. William of York.

St. William of York Primary School serves to educate the children of the Catholic community in Forest Hill. The partnership between the parish, the home and the school strengthens each family's faith development and is integral to all that we do in school. The school aims to provide a learning environment, within a Christian setting, in which the children can grow in understanding of God's love for them.

We are pleased to share our most recent Ofsted report with you (Dec 2014). Ofsted have graded St WIlliam of York as a GOOD school, with OUTSTANDING Leadership and Management and OUTSTANDING Behaviour and Safety of Pupils.

I have been privileged to be headteacher of St WIlliam of York since 2005, and I have worked here as a teacher for 25 years. I am proud to work with a fabulous team of staff, governors and parents. Our children are a delight, and a joy to work with, and we all love to come to school each day! 

We are committed to ensuring that your child grows in confidence, develops their gifts and skills, learning to relish a challenge and grow in their learning through a rich and vibrant curriculum. During their time at SWOY, they will learn to recognise their talents, be proud of their achievements and progress and know how to be kind and thoughtful towards others. You are welcome to telephone the school office and make an appointment to see the school, and meet with me.

Best Wishes 

Sharon Lynch (Headteacher)


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