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.

This website is intended to tell you a little about our school, as well as to provide useful information to parents. We have tried to include as much detail as possible, but if you would like to know more, please feel free to come and talk to us personally. Alternatively, email info@swoy.lewisham.sch.uk for more information.

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.

The Weekly Newsletter is available below, and previous week's newsletters are available with an Events Diary on the News and Events Page.


We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have by telephone (02086902842) or by email (info@swoy.lewisham.sch.uk)

Sharon Lynch (Headteacher)

  1. 2014 Final Ofsted Report
  2. 2015 23rd Oct
  3. 2015 20th November
  4. 2015 20th November

Brockley Park, Forest Hill. London, SE23 1PS, 020 8690 2842
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