Goole High School

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Goole High School
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Goole High School
Motto Be the best you can
Established 1909
Type Academy
Religion Non denominational
Location Centenary Road
Goole
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 6AN
England Coordinates: 53°42′29″N 0°53′02″W / 53.708170°N 0.883780°W / 53.708170; -0.883780
Local authority East Riding of Yorkshire
DfE number ???/4007
DfE URN 118064 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1017
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Former name Goole Grammar School
Website GHS

Goole High School is a secondary school located in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated just off the A614 road in the east of Goole.

History[edit]

The school's original motto was Alta Pete, Latin for "Aim High".[citation needed]

Grammar school[edit]

Goole High School was first opened as Goole Grammar School in 1909,[1] making it the longest running school in Goole. It was administered by West Riding County Council, based in Wakefield. It was a four form-entry coeducational school on Boothferry Road with 750 boys and girls. Goole Secondary Modern School was on the opposite side of Boothferry Road, which was built in 1936, and had 1,100 boys and girls.[citation needed]

Comprehensive[edit]

In September 1973 the school became a twelve form-entry comprehensive upper school for ages 13–18. It initially retained the name Goole Grammar School with 1,100 boys and girls. From April 1974 it was administered by Humberside Education Committee. The former secondary modern school became Bartholomew Middle School (became Goole College, now part of Hull College).[citation needed]

In the 1980s the school was still a 13-18 upper school and called Goole Grammar School. In 1990 the school's name was changed to Vermuyden School, after Cornelius Vermuyden.[citation needed]

In 2009, following consultation with students and the local community, it was renamed Goole High School and, after a student survey, a new school uniform was introduced. The motto was also changed to 'Daring to be Excellent'.[2][3]

Academy[edit]

Goole High School officially gained academy status in 2011. The school receives funding directly from central government but still has links with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[citation needed]

The school underwent transformation with a stage two of a £15m new build. Sunsequently, partly through the school being one of the first three nationally to receive funding through the government's Priority Schools Building Fund, a further multi-million pound sum is to be spent on the next phase of the creation of a three-storey new build to house the CREATE Studio School, an Academy School suite and a creative arts suite, with drama and dance halls, and a library.

It will also fund renovation of the original Edwardian building and re-instatement of the Edwardian listed gardens fronting Boothferry Road, the return of the car park on Airmyn Road to tennis courts and the demolition of some non-historical parts of the site to make way for the creation of landscaped outside areas.

Within the school's Goole High School Learning Quarter pupils attend a prep school between the ages of 11 and 13, where they follow three options: a traditional academic route via the GHS Academy; a vocational school route which combines the core subjects; and a specific work focus on areas including hospitality and hair and beauty.

The CREATE Studio School provides for core curriculum, and business, design, engineering and logistics – areas specifically relating to the region’s employment base and businesses.

Academic performance[edit]

The school had its best GCSE and A-level results in 2013,[citation needed] but was placed into Special Measures after an OFSTED Inspection in December 2013.[citation needed]

Alumni[edit]

Goole Grammar School[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Schools - Goole Grammar School", Goole-on-the-web.org.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2013
  2. ^ "New name for Vermuyden School", Goole Times, 21 May 2009 (web archive). Retrieved 25 October 2013
  3. ^ "Instrument of Government - Variation Order No. 7 (2009)" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 

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