Grove Park Business and Enterprise College
|Closed||18th July, 2008|
|Headteacher||Mr E A Freeman|
|Students||503 (Jan 2006)|
Grove Park Business and Enterprise College, previously known as Weston Park Boys' School, was a comprehensive school in east Southampton, Hampshire, in the south of England. The school was closed in 2008 to make way for Oasis Academy Mayfield. The most recent Ofsted inspection was on 17 May 2004.
The inspectors found that "This is an improving school which provides a satisfactory quality of education. Pupils’ overall achievement is satisfactory. Teaching and learning are satisfactory. The school has had considerable difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff and this has been a barrier to enhancing pupils’ achievement further. The school provides satisfactory value for money."
There was a surplus of secondary school places in Southampton, and therefore a review of secondary schooling was underway entitled Learning Futures (May 2007). As part of that review, the closure of the school was set for 30 August 2008.
Oasis Community Learning took over the Woolston School and Grove buildings, with the Woolston site housing the KS4 students, with the KS3 on the Grove site. The Woolston building was finally closed and handed back to the Southampton City Council in 2011, and the Grove building finally closed in 2012 when the new Academy building was completed. The Grove building was demolished during March, April and May 2012, but the fate of the Woolston building is currently unknown.
- Ofsted inspection report, visit of 17 May 2004
- Secondary Education Review - Pre-Statutory Consultation Outcome and Proposals for further development, a report to Southampton City Council Cabinet, 19th June 2006
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