The New School: Today


In July 1984 Reynolds High School closed and after a merger with Faraday High School (formerly based at Bromyard Avenue) the school re-opened in September the same year as Acton High School.

In 1998 the school received its second royal visit. The Duchess of Kent had opened the new sports hall on the 17th February 1981 and on the 19th May 1998 Prince Charles visited Acton High School. 

Despite going though three changes of name, from Acton County School, Reynolds High School to Acton High School, the school was still in the 1939 boy’s grammar buildings but with considerable additions, including workshops, home economics rooms and a sixth form block to provide for over 1,000 pupils. In 2005 though the old brick buildings were demolished and a new school building was built next door. 

Click through the photos below to explore the old school before it was demolished in 2005.

Acton High School held an opening ceremony for the current buildings on 28th June 2006. The guest of honour was journalist and broadcaster, George Alagiah, who, after an introduction in the form of an “outside broadcast” by Thomas Edwards and Stella Wyama, was interviewed on stage by students Andy Tran and Fazheelah Mir.

You can complete a virtual tour of the new school buildings if you follow the links below.




In 2012 a brand new Sixth Form building opened next to the main school building.

Today's Acton High School and Sixth Form buildings are pictured below.

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