Alvechurch Church of England Middle School
|Religion||Church of England|
|Chair of Governors||Bryan Maybee|
|DfE URN||116983 Tables|
|Staff||24 teaching, 26 support|
|Houses||Dewyche, Hollington, Wattes, Tonyn|
|Colours||Red, Green, Blue, Yellow|
Alvechurch Church of England Middle School, formerly 'Alvechurch Church of England School', is a voluntary controlled school, located in the village of Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England. As of 2008[update] it had around 360 pupils from ages 9 to 13.
This school is not a primary school or a secondary school. It holds students from year 5 to year 8. When the year 8's go into year 9 they go into high school. And pupils that have come up from year 4 have come up from first school which takes students from reception to year 4! It goes reception, year 1 etc. They go into a new school like Alvechurch for year 6!
By January 2004 the school provided for 39 per cent more pupils than it did in January 1998. Most pupils come from socially advantaged backgrounds. Following their inspection in January July 2008, the Ofsted inspectors concluded their report with an overall Overall: Grade 2 (out of 4): 'Good' with several outstanding features (Grade 1).
- In 2004 the school was given the DfES Achievement Award for its academic performance in 2002.
- In 2007 the school attained the Artsmark Gold award from the Arts Council.
- The school has been awarded the Eco School Award for being an Eco friendly school.
Sport and community activities
In July 2006 in the Bromsgrove and Droitwich District Track Championships, Alvechurch girls came second in the year five events and the boys also came second in the year six section.
On 24 March 2007 Alvechurch came second in both the years 5/6 and 7/8 categories at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Schools Orienteering Championship.
On 19 February 2012 a coach carrying children from the school was involved in an accident in France that killed Peter Rippington, a teacher from the school. The coach, owned by Solus Coaches in Tamworth, was returning from an Interski organised ski trip in Aosta Valley, Italy to the ferry at Calais, when, at 03:00 local time, it veered into a ditch near Châlons-en-Champagne in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. 10 passengers, including those from the school, were kept in hospital, with one in a coma. A Twitter awareness campaign '#PrayForSuzie' was launched by concerned friends. The coach driver, Derek Thompson, was remanded in custody to appear before a court, following speculation he fell asleep at the wheel. He tested negative for any substances and the coach log book suggested his driving hours were "not unusual".
- "Statutory Instruments 1999 No. 2432 The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (England) Order 1999", Office of Public Sector Information, 21 September 1999
- Ofsted report Retrieved 16 July 2009
- "Alvechurch Church of England Middle School", Ofsted, 13 January 2004
- "Awarded schools", Arts Council
- "Newsline", The Newsletter of Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, February 2006
- "Young athletes go head-to-head", Redditch Advertiser, 7 July 2007
- "Schools orienteering championships", Malvern Gazette, 27 March 2007
- "British teacher dies in school coach crash in France", BBC News, 19 Feb 2012
- "Briton dies in school bus crash", BBC News, 19 February 2012
- https://twitter.com/#!/marshall_mellow/status/171200771252162560, Tweet from a friend of a pupil involved in the bus crash.
- "Ten in hospital after UK teacher dies in crash in France" BBC News, 20 Feb, 2012
- "Sir Digby Jones, Llb(Hons), D.Univ, D.Lit, DL, D.Sc(econ), CIMgt, FRI, HonFIMechE, Institute of Directors