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Corelli College is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located on Corelli road and near the Kidbrooke area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The school has a specialism in the Arts.
Leading the food revolution
Kidbrooke School was the focus of TV chef Jamie Oliver's campaign to improve school dinners in Britain as part of his TV series Jamie's School Dinners. Jamie Oliver's campaign was particularly important at a school like Kidbrooke, where the majority of students receive free school dinners and thus rely on it as their main source of nutrition. Nora, the head cook, had success with her book "Nora's Dinners" and left the school on the 24 May 2007.
A recent Ofsted inspection found Kidbrooke to be "one of the top schools in the borough" and rated it with 15 outstanding features including an "outstanding curriculum".
This meant Kidbrooke School was eligible to become a Co-operative type 2 Academy, and was renamed Corelli College.
Arts and drama
From September 2005, the school was re-designated as a single Specialist Arts College specialising in Media, Drama and Art.
The schools drama department's production of "Romeo and Juliet" was performed at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, in October 2009 following a sellout run at Greenwich Theatre. The last Kidbrooke School production to be performed at this venue was the largely successful "Hotel World" by Ali Smith, a performance which earned the title of Best Play in the Edinburgh Fringe Report Awards. In August 2010, Romeo and Juliet ran for a successful week at the Edinburgh Fringe festival led by director L. Cuthbertson; earning several four to five star reviews. The play was modernized to highlight issues of knife crime and social disorder prevalent in the Kidbrooke community, in association with the Jimmy Mizen foundation, and this, as well as powerful representations of characters such as Tybalt, Juliet, and Nurse Angelica were particular points of acclaim from Fringe critics.
Though the specialist colleges programme has now ended, and the school has converted to academy status, Corelli College continues to maintain a specialism in the Arts.
Attack of student
- Jude Law - Actor
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