John O'Gaunt School
|Headteacher||Mrs Sarah Brinkley|
|Chair of Governors||Mr John Adey|
|Local authority||West Berkshire|
|DfE URN||110050 Tables|
|Houses||Avery Hall, Brunel Hall and Columbus Hall|
|Colours||Navy, Yellow and White
Built in 1962, the school is a fusion of 1960s decor and 1990s pre-fabricated buildings. The school gained Technology College status, and was renamed John O'Gaunt Community Technology College, before becoming John O'Gaunt School.
John O'Gaunt offers mainly sports and arts events. Students who apply for a course at Newbury College are taken by bus each Wednesday (year 10/11) or Friday (year 12/13).
On 19 August 1987, the school gained notoriety as the site of the denouement of the Hungerford massacre. Michael Robert Ryan made the then-empty school the site of his final stand and suicide, having killed 16 people and injured 15 others.
Ofsted and academic performance
In its 2012 Ofsted inspection the school was judged to be "Satisfactory", although many areas required improvement.