Myton School

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Myton School
Mytonbadge100.jpg
Type Academy
Headteacher Paul MacIntyre
Specialism Science College
Location Myton Road
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 6PJ
England Coordinates: 52°16′48″N 1°33′55″W / 52.2799°N 1.5654°W / 52.2799; -1.5654
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE URN 125767 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,600
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Each student in year 7 to 11 belongs to one of the Houses listed and participates in events to earn points for their particular House: Beauchamp, Leycester, Greville, Montgomery, Oken (Although these are subject to change)
Colours These are awarded in subject such as PE, Art, Drama, Eco-Club & Music in recognition of attendance, effort, commitment and achievement over the year.
Website www.mytonschool.co.uk

Myton School is an 11-18 coeducational comprehensive school. Most students live locally, although the school attracts students from outside the priority area. The school is located on Myton Road in the town of Warwick in Warwickshire, England. The history of the school in its current form dates from 1968. As of January 2013 the school has 1,600 students.

History[edit]

The school started life as Oken High School, a mixed-sex, non-selective secondary school which was opened in 1954.[1] In 1959 Oken became Oken High School for Boys when the girls were transferred to the newly established Beauchamp High School for Girls.[1] The two single-sex schools had each moved to the site that Myton School presently occupies and they were amalgamated in 1968. Since then the school has grown substantially as the size of each school year has increased, 11 year olds were admitted for the first time in 1996 (when Warwickshire changed its secondary school start date to a year earlier) and as the Sixth Form has grown in size. The school became a grant maintained school in 1992, and a foundation school after grant maintained status was abolished by the incoming Labour government in 1997. Under the government's school specialisation funding scheme it has become a specialist Science College. On 1 July 2011, the school became an academy.

Aim[edit]

The School's aim is to ensure both students and staff are successful through achieving their full potential as learners and individuals. To attain this aim, the School strives to ensure all are successful learners who know how to improve their learning, being equipped to be critical and reflective learners at Myton and beyond.

Achievement[edit]

In 2012, 98% of A-Level candidates achieved A-C grades and 70% of GCSE candidates achieved 5 or more A*–C grades .[2]

In 2013 95% of GCSE candidates achieved 5 A*-C grades, and 76% achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Sixth Form[edit]

Myton School has a Sixth Form of approximately 300 students. The Sixth Form offers a challenging and supportive framework of outstanding teaching. the school has a dedicated Sixth Form Support Tutor, skilled in such key areas as UCAS & Oxbridge applications. Ofsted 2012 noted the 'outstanding teaching' in the Sixth Form as a significant strength of the school. 85% of the students on average gain entry to their first choice university on leaving, including Oxford, Cambridge and overseas.

Behaviour for Learning[edit]

Myton School expects academic, social and personal discipline of the highest possible standard, in order to achieve outstanding behaviour for learning. The School has a consequence system (C1 to C3)

  • Warning: Off task behavior and failure to follow the Code of Conduct
  • C1: Failure to respond to warning. Non compliance with instructions. Form Tutor and Head of Department informed
  • C2: Failure to modify conduct. Detention set by the class teacher. Head of Department, Form Tutor and home contacted
  • C3: Persistent disruption. preventing teaching and interrupting learning of others. Student sent to the 'Parking Zone'

If this behavior is continued, the student may end up in isolation or temporarily excluded.

Myton School also uses a reward system for good progress. (VIVO rewards.)

At the end of every term, students are given trackers called ATL's (Attitude to learning). These trackers are to show parents and form tutors how well the child is working. Also on the tracker, the subject department provides a projected grade or level for the subject. ATL's go from 1-6

  • ATL 1: A poorly motivated student
  • ATL 2: An underachieving student
  • ATL 3: A student with the potential to achieve more
  • ATL 4: A hard working student
  • ATL 5: A very committed student
  • ATL 6: A highly motivated student

An ATL of 3 or below is cause for concern.

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

  • Includes:
    • Creative & Performing Arts
    • World Challenge
    • Myton Choir
    • Digital Photography
    • Creative writing
    • Cheer Leading
    • Horse Club
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Latin
    • Eco Club
    • Pets' Club
    • WINGS


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The borough of Warwick: Public education". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. 
  2. ^ "BBC News, School league tables 2012, Myton School". BBC News. 18 March 2013. 

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