Sutton Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys aged 11–18 and one of the top-performing schools in England. Located in South London, the School's main site is in Sutton and its playing fields are in neighbouring Cheam; the School has undergone several name changes. The first Headmaster of the School was Mr E H Hensley, who read Mathematics at Cambridge University and became a wrangler by achieving a first class degree; the first Second Master was Mr L A Valencia. The School was founded on a site between Throwley Way and the High Street in Sutton, opened in a ceremony on 21 July 1899; the main building was opened in 1928 on Manor Lane, directly opposite Manor Park in Sutton. The Sutton School Song was composed in 1935 by the Chairman of the Governors, Canon Courtenay Gale, the words were written by Mr Horn, a classics master, with the School motto, "Floreat Suttona", as the refrain. In 1954, however, "Keep Faith" was adopted as a new motto, with "Floreat Suttona" being used only for example, as a sign off in communiqués to old boys of the School.
Since 1 June 2011, the School has had academy status, its name formally changed from Sutton Grammar School for Boys to Sutton Grammar School, although it remains a selective grammar school for boys. From September 2017, however, it began accepting applications from girls to join the Sixth Form; the current Headmaster is Mr B Cloves, who joined in 2019. His predecessor, Mr G D Ironside, was Headmaster of the School for 29 years; the Deputy Headmistress is Ms Ross, who joined in 2018. The School is divided into three sections – the Lower School, the Upper School and the Sixth Form – each of which attracts its own dress code. Uniform consists of a maroon blazer with a house tie in the Lower School, a black blazer with a house tie in the Upper School and a lounge suit and tie of the pupil's choice in the Sixth Form; the School operates a prefect system with a Head Boy, three Deputy Head Boys, Senior Prefects and part-time Prefects from the Sixth Form. Scenes for the Hollywood film Black Sea, starring Jude Law and directed by Kevin Macdonald, were shot outside the School on 1 August 2013.
Law appears in the scenes getting in and out of a car whilst pupils walk out of the School in the background. Fictional music character Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, who performs "chap hop", is described as having attended the School by his creator, Jim Burke, a British parodist. A prank played by pupils at the School attracted national press coverage, including from The Sun, generated online debate in 2009. Pupils moved numerous bricks onto the roof of the main building to spell out a rude word in large letters, spotted on Google Earth; the School is ranked amongst the top schools in the country. It placed 13th out of all secondary schools in England in academic league tables in 2015, putting it in the top 0.05%. In 2016, The Independent described the School as part of "a small group of elite feeder schools" in South East England that sends a disproportionate number of pupils to Oxbridge and contributes to a north-south bias in Oxbridge admissions. In 2016, for example, over 11% of all university places secured by pupils in the Sixth Form were at Oxbridge, with all Oxbridge applicants having secured their place.
In 2017, The Times and The Independent featured the School in articles about the top schools in England that "eclipse Eton in ranking for A-level science", referring to a science, technology and mathematics league table in which the School placed 12th in the country. In the same year, the School was nominated under the category "Science and engineering teacher or team of the year" in the Times Educational Supplement Schools Awards 2017. One of the School's pupils, Krtin Nithiyanandam, received international press coverage in 2015 after he developed a test for Alzheimer's disease and autism aged 15, for which he was awarded the Scientific American Innovator Award in 2015, he again received widespread press coverage in 2016 after he discovered a way to make deadly triple negative breast cancer more treatable. He conducted this research in the School's laboratories; the Guardian named him alongside Sasha Obama and Brooklyn Beckham in its "teen power list" of 2016, profiled him as a "rising star of 2017".
The School is selective, requiring pupils to pass an eleven plus examination in order to gain admission. In 2013, The Telegraph ranked it third in a list of the most oversubscribed schools in England, describing it as part of "an elite group of grammar schools...with more than a thousand applications". The Daily Mail reported that, in 2012, the School required pupils to pass two entrance examinations, the first involving over 1,600 examinees and the second involving 588 for a total of 120 places; the School sells mock entrance examinations to parents of prospective pupils, which generated an income of £70,000 in 2016.5 News broadcast a report on the School in 2016, interviewing Headmaster Mr G D Ironside and pupils and covering issues including elitism and life at the School. The School admits pupils from Years 7 -- 13 in the English academic system. There are 120 pupils
Aeacus was a mythological king of the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. Aeacus was the son of Zeus by Aegina, a daughter of the river-god Asopus, thus, brother of Damocrateia. In some accounts, his mother was Europa and thus possible brother to Minos and Sarpedon, he was the father of Peleus and Phocus and was the grandfather of the Trojan war warriors Achilles and Telemonian Ajax. In some accounts, Aeacus had a daughter called Alcimache. Aeacus’ sons Peleus and Telamon were jealous of Phocus and killed him; when Aeacus learned about the murder, he exiled Telamon. Aeacus was born on the island of Oenone or Oenopia, where Aegina had been carried by Zeus to secure her from the anger of her parents; some traditions related that, at the time when Aeacus was born, Aegina was not yet inhabited, that Zeus either changed the ants of the island into the men over whom Aeacus ruled, or he made the men grow up out of the earth. Ovid, on the other hand, supposed that the island was not uninhabited at the time of the birth of Aeacus, instead stating that during the reign of Aeacus, jealous of Aegina, ravaged the island bearing the name of the latter by sending a plague or a fearful dragon into it, by which nearly all its inhabitants were carried off.
Afterward, Zeus restored the population by changing the ants into men. These legends seem to be a mythical account of the colonization of Aegina, which seems to have been inhabited by Pelasgians, afterwards received colonists from Phthiotis, the seat of the Myrmidons, from Phlius on the Asopus. While he reigned in Aegina, Aeacus was renowned in all Greece for his justice and piety, was called upon to settle disputes not only among men, but among the gods themselves, he was such a favourite with the latter, that when Greece was visited by a drought as a consequence of a murder, committed, the oracle of Delphi declared that the calamity would not cease unless Aeacus prayed to the gods to end it. Aeacus prayed, as a result, the drought ceased. Aeacus demonstrated his gratitude by erecting a temple to Zeus Panhellenius on Mount Panhellenion, afterward, the Aeginetans built a sanctuary on their island called Aeaceum, a square temple enclosed by walls of white marble. Aeacus was believed in times to be buried under the altar of this sacred enclosure.
A legend preserved in Pindar relates that Apollo and Poseidon took Aeacus as their assistant in building the walls of Troy. When the work was completed, three dragons rushed against the wall, though the two that attacked the sections of the wall built by the gods fell down dead, the third forced its way into the city through the portion of the wall built by Aeacus. Thereafter, Apollo prophesied that Troy would fall at the hands of Aeacus's descendants, the Aeacidae. Aeacus was believed by the Aeginetans to have surrounded their island with high cliffs in order to protect it against pirates. Several other incidents connected to the story of Aeacus are mentioned by Ovid. By Endeïs Aeacus had two sons and Peleus, by Psamathe a son, whom he preferred to the former two sons, both of whom conspired to kill Phocus during a contest, subsequently fled from their native island. After his death, Aeacus became one of the three judges in Hades and, according to Plato, was concerned with the shades of Europeans upon their arrival to the underworld.
In works of art he was depicted bearing the keys of Hades. Aeacus had sanctuaries in both Athens and in Aegina, the Aeginetans regarded him as the tutelary deity of their island by celebrating the Aeacea in his honor. In The Frogs by Aristophanes, Dionysus proclaims himself to be Heracles. Aeacus, lamenting the fact that Heracles had stolen Cerberus, sentences Dionysus to Acheron to be tormented by the hounds of Cocytus, the Echidna, the Tartesian eel, Tithrasian Gorgons. Alexander the Great traced his ancestry through his mother to Aeacus; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Aeacus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
Saymai Paladsrichuay is a retired Thai indoor volleyball player. She is a member of the Thailand women's national volleyball team. Khon Kaen Yesilyurt Idea Khonkaen Cosmo Chiang Rai Khonkaen Star 2006 Thailand League "Best Scorer 2006 Thailand League "Best Server 2003 Asian Youth Championship - "Best Scorer" 2006 Thailand League - Third place, with Khon Kaen 2007–08 Thailand League - Champion, with Khon Kaen 2012–13 Thailand League - Champion, with Idea Khonkaen FIVB Biography