Bushloe High School

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Bushloe High School
Established 1959
Type Middle school;
Headteacher Mrs Ann Webster, Mr Ian Cox
Location Station Road
Wigston Magna
LE18 2DT
DfE number 855/5401
DfE URN 138892 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 709
Gender mixed
Ages 10–14
Website BHS

Bushloe High School is a middle school with academy status located in Wigston, Leicestershire, England.


It is a middle school, using the three-tier education system (invented in Leicestershire in the early 1960s as part of the Leicestershire Plan, later adopted by some parts of the UK, notably Northumberland and Bedfordshire). Many middle schools in Leicestershire returned to the more traditional age ranges in 2009. Middle schools are classed as secondary schools.

It is situated on the B582 in Wigston, next to two other schools - a middle and upper, and also opposite Oadby and Wigston council offices at Bushloe House, after which the school was named.[1]


It opened in September 1959.[2]

New building[edit]

A new building was opened in 2006. The former building was completely demolished, except the older sports hall, which is now used by Abington High School, which neighbours Bushloe.


A merger with neighbouring school Abington Academy was proposed towards the end of 2013. After several consultation periods, it was announced in Spring 2015 that Bushloe and Abington would merge in September 2015 to form Wigston Academy under the new trust, Wigston Academy Trust. In September 2016, the age range of the school will change from 10 - 14 to 11 - 16.


The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra has used the school over many years for weekly practice sessions.

Notable former pupils[edit]

 Footballer-Hamza Choudary
 Footballer- Harrison Panayitou
 Footballer- George Thomas

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