Penketh High School

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Penketh High School
Type Academy
Location Heath Road

 England Coordinates: 53°23′17″N 2°38′52″W / 53.38815°N 2.6477°W / 53.38815; -2.6477
DfE number 877/4201
DfE URN 139506 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
  • Mackinnon
  • Owen
  • Jarvis
  • Simmons
  • Fazackerly

Penketh High School is a large secondary school, which contains a sixth form, in Penketh, Warrington. It is a coed, non-denominational school for 11-18 year olds. In 2005 it became a specialist school for visual arts and obtained a Media status, and since then students along with the help of the in-built Media company Red Rose Media, together they have created the world's first high school feature film called "Days" in 2007. In March 2009, the school released its second school film, 'Louie', and was shown for a week in Warrington Odeon between 20–26 March. The school has a partnership with Kwadeda High School in South Africa who helped to produce another feature film called 'The Opportunity' which was targeted at teenage audiences to make them aware of HIV, drugs and other problems that are high risk factors in South Africa. [1] The film was premiered at Liverpool Football Club and received notable recognition for the mass project undertaken by the schools media director Mr J. Kay and Learning For Life teacher Miss Gibson. The school converted to academy status on 1 April 2013.

The school is split into a house system, each named after a notable ex-pupil.

  • Mackinnon - Red Ties
  • Owen - Silver/Grey Ties
  • Jarvis - Gold/Orange/Brown Ties
  • Simmons - Pale Blue Ties
  • Fazackerly - Green Ties

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "News | South Africa and England unite". SecEd. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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