Frederick Gent School

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Frederick Gent School
Motto Quality,Care and Success
Established 1958
Type Comprehensive
Religion mixed
Headteacher Mrs Julie Broadbent
Deputy head Mr M Bradshaw
Location Mansfield Road
South Normanton
DE55 2ER
England Coordinates: 53°05′58″N 1°19′56″W / 53.09956°N 1.33219°W / 53.09956; -1.33219
Local authority Derbyshire
DfE URN 112941 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 893
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
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The Frederick Gent Comprehensive School is a comprehensive school on Mansfield Road (B6019) in South Normanton in the Bolsover district of Derbyshire.


It was built in 1958 to replace the secondary schools of both Pinxton (Kirkstead, which became a junior school on Kirkstead Road) and South Normanton (New Street Secondary Modern). It is less than 200 metres from junction 28 of the M1. The school was rebuilt in a £8.7m programme from July 2003 until December 2004.


The school provides secondary education for pupils aged 11 – 16.

Frederick Gent has a good and growing reputation as an innovative, high-achieving school with a well-ordered, caring and secure environment in which all youngsters can learn with confidence.[1] This was recognised by being designated as one of the first Leading Edge Schools. In the last few years the school has been transformed by moving into new buildings, becoming a Specialist school Mathematics and ICT School[2] in April 2004 and obtaining Artsmark Gold.

Mrs. Julie Broadbent is the headteacher, replacing Martyn Cooper at the end of the 2012/13 academic year.

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets very good GCSE results, with a rising trend. [1]


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