Goole High School
|Motto||Be the best you can|
|Specialism||Maths & Computing|
East Riding of Yorkshire
|Local authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|DfE URN||118064 Tables|
|Former name||Goole Grammar School|
The school's original motto was Alta Pete, Latin for "Aim High".
Goole High School was first opened as Goole Grammar School in 1909, 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.
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).
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.
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'.
During the past three years the school has undergone a massive transformation, with stage two of a £15m new build being completed. Now,partly thanks to the school being one of the first three schools nationally to receive funding through the governmen't flagship Priority Schools Building Fund,a further multi-million pound sum is to be spent on the next phase which will see the creation of a three-storey new build to house the new CREATE Studio School, an Academy School suite and a creative arts suite, with drama and dance halls as well as 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.
The school has this term launched the Goole High School Learning Quarter. Under this umbrella, all students attend the Prep School between the ages of 11 and 13. At that point they are given the opportunity to follow three different options: a traditional academic route via the GHS Academy; the Vocational School route which combines the core subjects as well as specific work focus on areas including hospitality and hair and beauty.
Meanwhile, the newly opened CREATE Studio School caters for academically focused students who follow a core curriculum and additionally apply themselves in business, design, engineering and logistics – areas specifically chosen to tie in with the region’s employment base, with partnerships already in place with more than 80 local and regional businesses.
The school is first choice for most families in the Goole area and was over-subscribed for its year 7 intake in September 2013. This followed hard on the heels of the school's best ever GCSE and A Level results in the school's history, this summer (http://www.goolehighschool.org/2013/09/19/exam-success/) - which saw the school as only one of two in the East Rising to beat its Government set targets.
Goole High School was placed into Special Measures after their OFSTED Inspection in December 2013
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Goole Grammar School
- Trevor Blakeley, Chief Executive since 1997 of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
- Donald Bryars, Commissioner of Customs and Excise from 1978–84
- Gavin Bryars, composer
- Prof Edwin Dawes, Reckitt Professor of Biochemistry from 1963-90 at the University of Hull (Head of Biochemistry from 1963–86), Editor from 1976–81 of the Journal of General Microbiology and from 1958-65 of the Biochemical Journal, and Chairman since 1995 of the Philip Larkin Society
- Colin Graves, founder and Chairman of Costcutter
- Shaun Adlington, champion ballroom and freestyle dancer who later taught in the USA.
- Prof Philip Hall, Professor of Applied Mathematics since 1996 at Imperial College London
- Prof Barrie Rickards, Professor of Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy from 2000-5 at the University of Cambridge
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- "Instrument of Government - Variation Order No. 7 (2009)" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2009.