Maiden Erlegh School

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Maiden Erlegh School
Maidenerlegh.tiff
Motto Qui Veut Peut
Type Academy
Headteacher Dr P.Thomas
Specialism Arts
Business and Enterprise (secondary)
Location Off Silverdale Road
Earley

Reading
Berkshire
RG6 7HS
England Coordinates: 51°26′15″N 0°55′28″W / 51.43748°N 0.92454°W / 51.43748; -0.92454
Local authority Wokingham
DfE URN 110064
Staff 200
Students 1,800
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Caxton, Burghley, Wolsey, Drake
Colours Yellow, Blue, Red, Green
Website Maiden Erlegh School

Maiden Erlegh School is a large community Academy for boys and girls (aged 11–18) with arts (including performing arts) and business and enterprise specialisms.[1] The school was awarded the Artsmark Gold mark in 2002 and 2005.[2] It currently has 1,800 pupils, 360 of whom are in the sixth form. There have been non-stop rows over Maiden Erlegh's catchment area, the children living on the edge of Reading have no access neither does Lower Earley. Wokingham Borough Council are making a fairer catchment.

The school is located in Earley, Reading, Berkshire.[3]

At the school's last Ofsted inspection it was graded 'Outstanding'.[4] Maiden Erlegh School is one of the highest ranked mixed comprehensive schools in the country.[5] In April 2010 Maiden Erlegh celebrated 25 years of German Exchanges with Gymnasium Schloss Overhagen.[6]

Maiden Erlegh collaborates with local artists and has a gallery with regular exhibitions.[7] The school has many links and collaborations with local and national business and encourages students to partake in a number of business competitions and challenges.[8]

Notable alumni include:

- Melvin Burgess, author of novels like The Cry of the Wolf
- Michael Sprott, former British, Commonwealth and European Union heavyweight champion boxer
- Matthew Syed, a former table tennis Commonwealth champion
- Sangeeta Bhabra, presenter of ITV Meridian Tonight

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