Pershore High School
|Established||1973 (founded 1932)|
|Deputy Head||Andrew Nockton
|DfE URN||136925 Tables|
Pershore High School is a co-educational academy school, with a Sixth form, in Pershore, Worcestershire, England. It is the only high school in Pershore and also takes pupils from surrounding villages. It has a capacity of 1273 pupils aged between 12 and 18.
The school was founded in 1932 as 'Pershore County Senior School'. originally scheduled to admit pupils in the previous year, its opening was delayed for a term due to construction setbacks. It was built to accommodate 480 students but began with 430 enrollments. In 1973 following the nationwide educational reforms of the late 1960s and early 1970s, it became a comprehensive school for 12 to 18 year olds. It achieved Technology College status in 2002 and in 2007 it was further recognized as a Training School. The school's Hampton Centre which opened in 2000, is a learning resource centre and mainstream autism base that provides specialist resources for up to 14 students with moderate learning difficulties and 8 autistic students, while also providing for students with learning difficulties or disabilities in the mainstream school. In 2011 a new house system was introduced, with the three houses being Armstrong, Kingsley and Magellan.
The Comenius Project is the Secondary Schools element of the European Union SOCRATES programme. Pershore High School has been participating in Comenius since 1998 and been involved in two major projects: One World, 2002–2005, and Europe – Unity in Diversity, 2005–2008. Most of the school's students participate in Comenius work at some point in their education and two students from the school take part each year in the Comenius Student Evaluation Meeting.
The 2008 Ofsted report judged the school a Grade 2 (good). and goes on to state that it provides a good education for its students, whose personal development is good. Several of the features of its work are described by the report as outstanding, and that it provides an excellent education in the sixth form which has been awarded a Grade 1. In her report, Marion Thompson, the Lead Inspector states that Students' achievement is excellent and standards are well above average from their broadly average standards on entry to the sixth form. Recruitment and retention rates are high. Standards at AS and A level, and in vocational courses, are well above average.
- Department for Education Performance Tables 2009 (GCSE and equivalent)
- Department for Education Performance Tables 2009 (Post-16)