Cams Hill School

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Coordinates: 50°51′00″N 1°09′32″W / 50.850°N 1.159°W / 50.850; -1.159

Cams Hill School
Motto Quality and Achievement
Established 1958
Type Secondary academy
Headteacher David Wilmot
Chairman of Board of Governors Paul Squires
Specialism Science Specialist School
Location Shearwater Avenue
PO16 8AH
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116508 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff circa 100
Students 1080 (September 2013)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16

Cams Hill School is a medium-sized mixed secondary school, with five tiers of entry (ages 11-16), located in Shearwater Avenue in Fareham, England. Along with The Henry Cort Community College and Neville Lovett Community School, it is one of the three main state schools which serve the town of Fareham, Hampshire. The school is a specialist Science College and has academy status.

The school attracted national media attention in 2002, when headmaster David Wilmot recruited teachers at a nearby Sainbury's supermarket. He told The Daily Telegraph that he had struggled to recruit and retain newly qualified teachers.[1] The recruitment crisis was highlighted as a "major concern" in an OFSTED report later that year.[2] The school had an OFSTED inspection in 2007 and was reported as a "Good School" with outstanding features. During an additional inspection in music during October 2008, the school was graded "good" for music provision.[3]

As a science specialist school it offers its more capable students triple science at GCSE, which includes a trip to the village of Selborne.

A new reception area, drama studios, events hall and library have been built in recent years improving the school's facilities. The canteen has recently been updated as have many of the classrooms. The school also offers many residentials, these include the French, Spanish and German exchanges, all organised by the Modern Foreign Languages department.[citation needed] Ofsted: Outstanding


  1. ^ "School stall lures teachers". The Daily Telegraph. 1 January 2002. 
  2. ^ Ofsted Short Report, September 2002
  3. ^ Williams, David (17 October 2008), Letter, Ofsted Subject Inspection Programme – Music (PDF) (Ofsted) |url= missing title (help), retrieved 2 March 2010 

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