Kesgrave High School

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Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Nigel Burgoyne
Location Main Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP5 2PB
England Coordinates: 52°04′01″N 1°14′39″E / 52.06683°N 1.24412°E / 52.06683; 1.24412
DfE URN 136969 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1847
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website http://www.kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk

Kesgrave High School is a secondary school in Kesgrave on the northern edge of the town of Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk. The school has over 1500 pupils aged 11 to 18.

The school has been awarded Eco-school status[1][2] and has 20 solar panels on top of the technology block.[citation needed] It has been awarded the Green Flag Award, becoming the first school in the region to have achieved such a feat.[3] A study for Sustrans noted that 61% of the pupils cycled to the school.[4] This is largely due to the installation of a large cycle lane through the housing estate and along the main road. The school actively encourages walking or cycling and provides bicycle storage facilities.[5]

The school has undergone extension in recent years, including the construction of a new Creative Media Department, a Communications block, a PE block and a sixth form block.[6] The school underwent further extension in the Summer of 2013 with the demolishing of the History block, one of the oldest blocks in the school, and the building of the new humanities block which is set for completion April 2014.

Over the last few years Kesgrave High School has been given the 'Outstanding' report by Ofsted, not including the most recent one,[7] however, still proving the High Schools prestiege, leading from one of their first big achievements, being one of the first schools in Suffolk to ban skirts for Girls.[8]

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