|Motto||Inomnia Excellentia (excellence for all)|
Business and Enterprise College
|DfE URN||136894 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||937 as of January 2012[update]|
Preston School is a secondary school with specialist Business and Enterprise College status in Yeovil, Somerset, England. It had 937 students aged 11 to 17 years as of January 2012[update]. In July 2011, the school became an Academy.
Preston School has a range of technology facilities; wireless internet across site, integrated ICT desking in several classrooms, apple macs in the music department, a £20,000 recording studio, specialist II teachers as well as the latest technology for school logistics.It also has a £900,000 1610 dance and fitness studio. The school offers specialist GCSE courses, most notable include Sport Btec, Business Btec and Dance. The school's principal is Mr. Tony Bloxham, former global head of Inet and former head of leadership development at the specialist schools trust; he was also a teacher for 16 years. It was Tony Bloxham who implemented the schools system operated at Preston, there are five schools of learning:
- School of Global Understanding - includes geography, history, languages (MFL) and life studies (Re, citizenship and PSHE).
- School of Creative Expression - includes English, PE, Music, Art and media studies (GCSE.)
- School of Innovation & Investigation - includes Design Technology and Science.
- School of Business and Enterprise - includes ICT, Maths and Business Studies(GCSE).
- School of Pastoral Support - includes senior leadership team, behaviour Teaching Assistants and learning managers.
In 2007, 55% of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grade A* to C including Maths and English, compared with the school's 2004–2006 figures of 38%, 41% and 38% respectively. In 2008 the figure fell back to 48%. In 2007 Preston School was the highest achieving at GCSE in Yeovil, however in 2008, it slipped into second place. For 2007, the Somerset authority average was 46.8% and the national average is 46.7%.
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