Abbeydale Grange School

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Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 1°29′46″W / 53.348°N 1.496°W / 53.348; -1.496

Abbeydale Grange School
Motto ‘Excellence, Achievement, Diversity’
Established 1958
Closed 2010
Type Comprehensive
Religion Non-denominational
Headteacher Jan Featherstone (Executive Headteacher)
Location Hastings Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2GU
England
Local authority City of Sheffield
DfE URN 107137 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 90
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Houses Air, Earth, Fire and Water

Abbeydale Grange School was a mixed comprehensive school in Sheffield, England, established in 1958 and closed after the 2009/10 academic year,[1] after being listed amongst the schools with worst GCSE examination results.[2]

Admissions[edit]

The school was set in a green site off Abbeydale Road (part of the A621), a short bus journey from Sheffield city centre. It served both the local area and the wider city community.

Upper school[edit]

The Upper School was north of the Lower School site.

The former Upper School site in August 2003

Lower school[edit]

The Lower School site closed in July 2010, and was adjacent, to the south of the Upper School site.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The school originated in 1958 as Abbeydale Boy's Grammar School. The school had a strong academic reputation. The building of this school had begun in 1956 and was the replacement for Nether Edge Grammar School which had been founded in 1927.

Comprehensive[edit]

It became a comprehensive in 1969. The school closed in 2010 because of the low exam results.

Notable alumni[edit]

Abbeydale Boys' Grammar School[edit]

Abbeydale Girls' Grammar School[edit]

Nether Edge Grammar School[edit]

Abbeydale Secondary Modern School[edit]

Former teachers[edit]

Former Lower School site (near the Tesco in Abbeydale) in January 1999

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