Gable Hall School
|Headteacher||Dr. Sophina Asong|
|Houses||Da Vinci, Hepburn, Bussell & Wonder|
|Colours||Violet, Indigo, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Silver, Green, Argent, Red|
|Website||The Gable Hall Website|
About the School
Gable Hall school has many clubs and activities and also runs a school musical once every two years, previous school shows include Wizard Of Oz, We Will Rock You, Our House, Annie & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The school also has several performing arts evenings for the pupils who have an interest in this matter.
The school runs a fast-track system that enters students from the top three colours (sets) into early examinations, such as a language GCSE at the end of year Nine, as well as Two sciences, a performing art and History/Geography at the end of year Ten.
In 2014, the school came under criticism when it proposed that "split-lunches" would be introduced, in which half of the school would go to lunch while the others are in form and then they would switch over. Critics said that students would be separated from their friends and could possibly be lonely at lunch times if this would go forward, since the system was based on which house a student was assigned to, which is random upon starting at the school. This rule caused for angry parents to sign a petition which received 450 signatures, and the Echo newspaper had it as the headline shortly afterwards.
However, after 6 months the split system is working extremely well and now is much favoured by pupils and staff and many of the concerns by pupils and parents have been alleviated. This was mentioned in the recent Ofsted Report - "The new arrangements for the split lunchtime are successful. Students have reported back to the school that the new arrangements have vastly reduced the time spent queuing in the canteen. A very small number of parents expressed concerns over recent consultation processes used by the school. Inspectors are satisfied that the present arrangements for the changes to lunchtime were introduced carefully and are being reviewed effectively by the students themselves" 
Notable former pupils
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