Simon Balle School

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Simon Balle School
Simon Balle Logo.jpg
Established 1957
Type Academy
Headteacher Alison Saunders
Chair of Governors Viv Jones
Location Mangrove Road
SG13 8AJ
England England Coordinates: 51°47′36″N 0°04′11″W / 51.7932°N 0.0698°W / 51.7932; -0.0698
DfE number 919/4067
DfE URN 140294 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1041
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Hunter Green, Maroon

Simon Balle School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England. The school's results for many years have been above the national average.[1] Its name derives from Simon de Balle, one of two deputies (MPs) sent to Parliament to represent the Borough in 1298. He owned Balls Park, which is adjacent to the school's location. [2] The school converted to academy status on 1st November 2013.[3]


The Cowper Testimonial School[edit]

The Cowper Testimonial School which opened in 1841 and stood at the junction of Mangrove Road and London Road was closed in July 1957 to make way for the dual carriageway. The pupils were moved to the new school at Balls Park (Hertford Secondary Modern School).

Hertford Secondary Modern School[edit]

When the school was built in 1955 it was named Hertford Secondary Modern School.


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