Downend School

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Downend School
Established 1982
Type Academy
Headteacher William Roberts
Location Westerleigh Road
Downend, South Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire
England Coordinates: 51°29′32″N 2°29′36″W / 51.4923°N 2.4933°W / 51.4923; -2.4933
DfE number 803/4148
DfE URN 139345 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,523
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.downend.com

Downend School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, situated on Westerleigh Road in the suburban village of Downend in South Gloucestershire, England.

History[edit]

Page School for Girls[edit]

Staple Hill Senior School for Girls was established in 1933, and in 1947 became Staple Hill Secondary Modern School, having separate departments for boys and girls. After the Chase Comprehensive School had been built for the boys in about 1966, the girls stayed in the buildings in North View, and it was renamed Page School for Girls.[1]

Establishment[edit]

In September 1982, Page School for Girls merged with the coeducational Stockwell Hill Comprehensive School, and the new school was called Downend Comprehensive School.[1]

Later years[edit]

It was renamed Downend Community School. In 2005, it moved to Westerleigh Road.[1]

Tamryn Savage, was instated as head teacher for the school year beginning 2006 and onwards after the acting head teacher Ray Lockey retired. She left at the end of the academic year 2010-2011 and was replaced by Will Roberts. The buildings of Page School for Girls were demolished in 2007-8.[1]

The school converted to academy status on 1 March 2013.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gloucestershire Archives: Online Catalogue - Reference D10824". Gloucestershire County Council. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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