- The original Cardinal Wiseman School was opened in 1959 as a special agreement school catering for 456 boys and girls aged 11-15 years. Since then the school has been reorganised several times.
- In 1974, The London Borough of Ealing established a comprehensive school system with the age of transfer being 12+ years.
- In 1986, The Cardinal Wiseman School amalgamated with the Cardinal Newman School and gained Voluntary Aided status.
- In 1995, the DfEE inaugurated Cardinal Wiseman School as a 'Technology and Art College' following the successful application from the school. This has attracted considerable extra funding that is not normally available.
- In 1998, The Cardinal Wiseman School applied to have the status extended for a second term. Following an inspection visit by the DfEE Technology Colleges Unit to see if our earlier targets had been achieved, the School was granted a second term without any conditions being imposed (other than the new targets!). A third term of Technology status has since been awarded and in 2006 the school was awarded a second specialist status in the area of Humanities.Once again, considerable funding has been attracted to the school.