Northgate High School (Ipswich)
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Northgate High School (previously comprising Northgate Grammar School for Boys and Northgate Grammar School for Girls) is a High School situated in north Ipswich, Suffolk. It is a co-educational comprehensive school, for ages 11–16, and 16-18 in the Sixth Form Department. It has approximately 1700 children on roll.
Currently[update], the Headteacher is David Hutton, who was appointed in October 2009, taking over from former long-serving Headteacher Neil Watts, who retired at the end of the 2008/9 academic year. Mr Hutton had served previously as Deputy Head at the school.
The school also makes use of the Council-run Northgate Sports Centre, which has an Olympic standard running track.
It was previously two schools: Northgate Grammar School for Boys and Northgate Grammar School for Girls. Previous to that it was Ipswich Municipal Secondary School.
Awarded Language College status in 1999, this was the first Language College designated in Suffolk. This development led to outreach work taking place in both the school's main feeder schools and across other schools in the county.
In its most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2012, the school was graded as "Good" overall, with a number of individual outstanding grades. GCSE results are consistently above the national and regional averages, and at A-Level it gets results similar to a grammar school: the fifth best in Suffolk in 2008. In 2013, the school was placed in the top 100 state schools in England.
Notable students - Northgate Grammar School (both parts)
- Graham Addicott, TV Producer-Director, IRN Foreign Correspondent, ITV Presenter/Reporter and founder of First Freedom Productions
- Rear-Adm Paul Bass CB, Flag Officer Portsmouth and Port Admiral Portsmouth 1979-1981
- Michael Blackburn, Chief Executive of the Halifax Building Society from 1993-8, Chief Executive of the Leeds Permanent Building Society from 1987–93, and President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers from 1998-9
- Malcolm Brabant, BBC Foreign Correspondent
- Helen Boaden Director of BBC News
- Stuart Boardley, footballer
- David Brighty CMG CVO, Ambassador to Cuba from 1989–91, Czech and Slovak Republic from 1991-4, and to Spain (and Andorra) from 1994-8
- Adrian Brown, International orchestra conductor
- Bernard Buckham, Daily Mirror journalist
- Terry Burrows, author/musician
- David Edwards, Theatre Directorship
- Sir Cyril English, Director-General of the City and Guilds of London Institute from 1968–76
- David Gauke, Conservative Member of Parliament
- Dr Edward Glazier CB, Director of the Royal Radar Establishment from 1967-2
- Prof Malcolm Guthrie, Professor of Bantu Languages at the University of London from 1951–70
- Garry Hart, Baron Hart of Chilton, Chancellor of the University of Greenwich since 2008
- Birkin Haward, architect (designer of West Ham station - with his wife, Joanna van Heyningen)
- Sir Edmund Hirst CBE, Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh from 1947–68, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1959–64 and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1956-8. He was the first person to synthesise Vitamin C in 1933.
- Luke Hyam, Championship footballer
- Stuart Jarrold, Anglia TV Correspondent
- Nik Kershaw, singer and songwriiter
- Jane Lapotaire, actress
- Geoffrey Lucas, General Secretary of The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference since 2000
- Vice Adm Alan Massey CBE, Second Sea Lord since 2008, and Commander of HMS Illustrious from 2001-2, and HMS Ark Royal from 2002-3
- Peter Mornard, Wimbledon referee
- Sir Trevor Nunn CBE, legendary film and theatre director and married to the actress Imogen Stubbs
- Dame Winifred E. Prentice, President of the Royal College of Nursing from 1972-6
- Nigel Roome, Professor at Schulich School of Business 1993-6, University of Tilburg, 1996-9, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1999-2006, Free University Brussels 2006-2011, Vlerick Business School 2010-13. Academic chair the European Academy of Business and Society 2006-.
- Peter Sharman CBE, Chief General Manager from 1975-84 for the Norwich Union Insurance Group
- Cecil Studd, England international hockey player
- Liam Trotter, Championship footballer
- Donald Woods, Iveagh Professor of Chemical Microbiology at the University of Oxford from 1955–64
-  Retrieved 24 July 2009.
- Ofsted survey inspection programme – modern languages: letter to headteacher 19 May 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009