Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy
|This section requires expansion with: early history. (December 2009)|
|Type||Voluntary aided Academy|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Location||Yates Hay Road
United Kingdom Coordinates:
|Local authority||Worcestershire County Council|
|DfE URN||137186 Tables|
Dyson Perrins CofE Academy, (formerly Dyson Perrins CofE Sports College, and previously, Dyson Perrins High School) is a co-educational secondary school with academy status in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, Britain. It is named after its benefactor Charles William Dyson Perrins, heir to the Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce company. The school was awarded Specialist Sports College status in 2008. It is located near Malvern Link, a northern suburb of the town of Malvern, Worcestershire.
The Learning Centre is a purpose built unit where the school provides specialist individual and group support by fully trained staff for students at any time in their school career. Among its many buildings and facilities, the school campus includes a dedicated Sixth Form private study and conference room, three Music Practice Rooms provide facilities for learning to play instruments, including a state-of-the-art drum booth, four IT rooms equipped with modern computers with LCD monitor technology, a sports hall and extensive sports fields.
After an inspection in January 2009 by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), the school was placed in special measures. Special Measures is the term applied following an Ofsted inspection when a school is failing to provide an acceptable standard of education and those in charge are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the improvements needed in the school.
According to the Ofsted report published on 12 June 2009 it was given an overall grade of 4 out of grades 1 - 4. In 2008, Year 11 students' inadequate progress from their starting points in Year 7 resulted in below average standards in GCSE examinations. In a significant number of examination courses, students' progress was below expectation although students made satisfactory progress in music, religious education and geography, and that Underachievement results from inadequate teaching and poor leadership and management. Standards have fallen since the previous inspection and many students are making inadequate progress as they move up through the school. Students enter the school with standards which are average. The report continues by stating that the sixth form provision is satisfactory (Grade 3). and its standards have been at the national average for a period of years. Achievement of the 6th form has also been satisfactory since the previous inspection, while in some of its Advanced level 2 subjects, achievement has been good.
The school is split into four buildings or 'blocks' in which different subjects are taught. The first block (referred to as 'A block') is the oldest block in the school. This block is split into two parts: one containing some technology classrooms and workshops, and the other containing a variety of rooms including the main hall, reception, learning support centre, library and some generic classrooms. 'A block' also houses the Able Autism Base, a section of the school dedicated to supporting and including students with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, and two dedicated ICT rooms, each equipped with a Smartboard, around 32 computers.
'B block' houses Mathematics, Science and Geography. There are 13 science laboratories B block, however two of them have been converted to be used as additional music rooms and as such are no longer used as laboratories.
'C block' is designated as the Performing Arts block, and as such the music, dance and drama rooms are housed here. There are also three small recording studios which can feed sound through to the main music room. This block also houses the sixth form centre.
'D block' holds the citizenship, PE, RE, PSHE, and languages classrooms. This is one of the older blocks and as such does not have the same modern equipment as the other blocks in the school, (some don't have smartboards but all have projectors) . As this block is rather small, the rooms are generally used for more than one subject.
Notable former pupils
- Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary (2007–09)
- Cher Lloyd, singer-songwriter, 4th place on the 7th series of The X Factor (UK) in 2010 
Other Malvern area secondary schools
- Dyson Perrins CofE High School, Office for Standards in Education.
- "Jacqui Smith's school placed into special measures". The Daily Telegraph. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
- Ofsted report 116995-326514
- Minister visits high school, This is Worcestershire, 8 June 2001. Retrieved on 2008-06-13.
- name: "Worcester news" .