Prince Henry's High School

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Prince Henry's High School
Prince Henry's High School Crest - small.png
Motto Parva Magna Crescunt
Established c. 1376
Type Academy
Religion Non-denominational[1]
Headteacher Dr A A L Evans
Chair Steve Butcher
Location Victoria Avenue
WR11 4QH
England Coordinates: 52°05′56″N 1°56′29″W / 52.09889°N 1.94137°W / 52.09889; -1.94137
Local authority Worcestershire
DfE number 885/5403
DfE URN 117000 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1258 [1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 13–18
Website PHHS

Prince Henry's High School, formerly Prince Henry's Grammar School is a secondary school with academy status in Evesham, Worcestershire, England. It is a co-educational high school, in which there are about 1260 students enrolled, aged between 13 and 18.[1] It is situated in the north of Evesham off the A4184, near the junction with the B4624, adjacent to the north of the railway, and serves the town of Evesham and surrounding villages. A 2010 Ofsted report accorded the school a Grade 1 (outstanding)[2]


The predominant entry to the school is by students entering in Year 9 from one of the feeder middle schools:


The school is over 600 years old [3] and was originally established as a school for the poor that was attached to Evesham's Benedictine Abbey. The school is named after Prince Henry, the brother of King Charles I. Dr Lewis Bayley had previously taught at and secured an endowment for the school from the town of Evesham through a new town charter[citation needed], which identifies the school as a "Free Grammar School of Prince Henry in Evesham". As Prince Henry's Grammar School, the school had around 500 boys and girls.

In 1973 it was renamed Prince Henry's High School, a comprehensive school. In 1993 it became a grant-maintained school then in 1999 it became a foundation school. It is now a secondary school with the specialist designation of Language College.[1] In 2010, plans were announced to change the school into an academy in a move to improve funding, and provide more opportunities for the pupils in the school.[4]

National Teaching School Status[edit]

In April 2014, Prince Henry’s High School was selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school[5] – an important role in raising standards. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. Prince Henry’s High School was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding” and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career. They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.


Prince Henry's High School[edit]

  • Alex Gregory MBE, Team GB Rower and Olympic Gold Medallist. Left the sixth form in 2002. [6]

Prince Henry's Grammar School[edit]

Former teachers[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ofsted report Nov 2006 Retrieved 27 July 2009
  2. ^ 2010 Ofsted report. Retrieved 7 January 2011
  3. ^ "2010 prospectus". Prince Henry's High School. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The New Academies?". Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Teaching School Retrieved 5 September 2014
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Chris Lashmore-Davies: theoretical plasma physicist (obituary)". The Times. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  8. ^ National Health Service Retrieved 7 December 2011
  9. ^ "Peter Reynolds - obituary". The Telegraph. 20 October 2001. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

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