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Cordeaux educates pupils aged 11 to 18. Its size is a smaller than average, in an area where there are selective grammar schools. It has 550 pupils of whom 70 are in the Sixth form. It employs 39 teachers, and support, technical and administrative staff. The school has 26 feeder schools from the surrounding area, and its partner secondary school is King Edward VI Grammar School, the local Grammar School. Over 50% of Cordeaux's pupils travel to school by bus from outlying areas.
The school is named after Captain Edward Cawdron Cordeaux (born 24 July 1894, Caistor), a surgeon who lived in Louth. He reached the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy in 1934, when he left the Navy, then the rank of Captain in 1940 in the Second World War. He gained an OBE in 1941. He became High Sheriff of Lincolnshire before he died on 8 June 1963.
Cordeaux School first opened to the public in September 1956, being officially opened on 10 October 1957 as High Holme Road Secondary School. This name remained until 1965 when it became Cordeaux High School, then later, Cordeaux School.
In September 2011 it was announced that Cordeaux School and the adjacent Wolds College would join with Monks' Dyke Technology College and Tennyson High School in Mablethorpe to form one single organisation under the Local Authority. The option of becoming an Academy was rejected. However the school converted to academy status in January 2013, and was renamed Cordeaux Academy. It is now part of the Academies Enterprise Trust.
The school site has a range of facilities that includes playing fields, sports hall, gym, music and practice rooms, Design and Technology areas, 6 science laboratories, a Learning Support Department, and a temporary sixth form block. Improvements to facilities include a refurbished science laboratory, food technology and art rooms, and the installation of modern CAD/CAM and engineering equipment. There has been investment in, and school-wide access to, ICT, the school now having two specialist ITC classrooms. A further £100,000 of investment during this school year[when?] will be used to create a Virtual Learning Environment.
Examination results have risen in recent years. The school had its best GCSE results in Summer 2002 and again in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Pupil numbers have risen, and the sixth form has trebled in size in recent years, the school offering a range of courses in partnership with other providers, although A levels are no longer offered at the Cordeaux site.
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- "Friday 23 September 2011 Louth Schools reject Academy proposal", Anti Academies Alliance, 23 September 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011