King Ecgbert School
|Location||Totley Brook Road
|DfE URN||138841 Tables|
|Students||1,408 (in 2008)|
King Ecgbert School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status (age range 11–18) in the village of Dore in the south west of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The headteacher was previously Bob Evans, who was suspended due to allegations of mis-management and is currently under investigation. He has now taken early retirement. The new headteacher (from September 2010) is Lesley Bowes. The deputy heads are Tim Eldridge (who temporarily took over duty as head after Bob Evans was suspended), Jackie Arundale and Pepe Di'Iasio. The school is named in honour of King Egbert of Wessex, who became recognised as overlord of England at Dore in 829.
Originally a secondary technical school, along with many other secondary schools in Sheffield King Ecgberts became comprehensive in 1969. About half its intake comes from local primary schools in Dore and Totley (for example Dore Primary School, Totley All Saints and Totley Primary) and much of the remainder from the Sheaf valley, running from Dore and Totley to the city centre.
After two years under construction, a new three-storey building was opened to students in Easter 2005. Previously the school had been split between two sites, 'Mercia' and 'Wessex'. The new building offers an Integrated Resource, Sixth Form, drama studio and an AstroTurf with an indoor sports hall. The school was given good grades in a recent Ofsted report, rising from 'good' to 'very good'. The school also complies with the UK government's healthy eating plan.
- Jessica Ennis, athlete
- Jon Shaw, footballer
- Matthew Beard, actor
- Paul "Silky" Jones, Boxer
- Joe Root, cricketer
- Tom Wrigglesworth, comedian and broadcaster
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