Blenheim High School

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Coordinates: 51°20′42″N 0°15′50″W / 51.345°N 0.264°W / 51.345; -0.264

Blenheim High School
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Motto Believe and Achieve
Established 1997
Type Academy
Headteacher Ms Tracey Fantham
Deputy Headteacher Mr. Isaac and Mr Hillier
Chair Dr David McKie
Specialism Science
Location Longmead Road
West Ewell
Surrey
KT19 9BH
England
Local authority Surrey
DfE URN 137906 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 163
Students 1,350 (Capacity for 1,430)
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses  •      Tulyar
 •      Nashwan
 •      Octavius
 •      Sinndar
Colours Burgundy
Website www.blenheim.surrey.sch.uk

Blenheim High School is a secondary school with academy status located at Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, England, that opened in 1997.[1] It is a coeducational, publicly funded academy that educates children from ages 11–18, with 1,350 students on roll.[2]

Academic standards[edit]

In the Ofsted inspection carried out in summer 2013 the school was rated as Good, point two on the four-point scale (one being the highest).[2]

In the Ofsted inspection carried out in February 2010 the school was rated as Satisfactory, point three on the four-point scale (one being the highest).[2]

In the previous, February 2007, Ofsted inspection the school was rated Good, point two on the scale, and described as "a good school with many outstanding features." The school had been rated Outstanding in relation to the questions:

  • How good is the overall personal development and well-being of the learners?
  • How effective are leadership and management in raising achievement and supporting all learners?

Admission arrangements[edit]

The school was oversubscribed prior to 2011.

On 5 October 2001 the admission arrangements were reviewed by an independent adjudicator who decided:

  • The school should not name priority wards because this would discriminate in favour of children from the Borough of Epsom and Ewell, to the disadvantage of those who live in the London Borough of Sutton.
  • The priority given to children of governors or staff should be removed.[3]

Parliamentary mentions[edit]

On 26 October 2001 Stephen Timms, then Minister of State for School Standards, in a written answer, gave an assurance to Chris Grayling MP that the funding of the school would be safeguarded despite the ending of grant-maintained status.[4]

School organisation[edit]

Houses[edit]

The school has four houses named, as the school is, after racehorses that have won the Epsom Derby.

The ties (burgundy with diagonal white stripes) feature the school logo situated just under the knot, over a stripe of the colour denoting the house of the student.

Rebranding[edit]

As of September 2012 the school underwent a 're-branding', which included a new logo. The new logo incorporates the four house colours of red, green, blue and yellow. The new school motto 'Believe and Achieve' is featured below the logo.[5]

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