Manshead School

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Manshead School
Motto In search of personal excellence
Established 1888
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Jim Parker
Location Dunstable Road
England Coordinates: 51°52′22″N 0°29′46″E / 51.87277°N 0.49613°E / 51.87277; 0.49613
Local authority Central Bedfordshire
DfE number 823/5401
DfE URN 109705 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1100
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Manshead School is a Church of England secondary school and sixth form located on the outskirts of both Caddington and Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. The school (surrounded by countryside and hills) is administered by the Dunstable Ashton Foundation.

The school is the modern successor to Dunstable Grammar School which existed from 1881 to 1971 when Bedfordshire adopted the Comprehensive Education system. from this time it was an upper school educating pupils aged 13–18, with Ashton Middle School in particular acting as a feeder school to Manshead. However in September 2014 Manshead became a full secondary school accepting pupils at aged 11.[1]

The school is named after the ancient Manshead hundred which covered an area in the south-west of Bedfordshire and included Dunstable.

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Other secondary schools in the area[edit]


  1. ^ "Change of Age Range " Manshead School". 5 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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