Sir Bernard Lovell School

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Sir Bernard Lovell School
Sir bernard lovell school logo.png
Type Academy
Executive Head David Turrell
Associate Head Dan Clompus
Chair Jean Sprigs
Location North Street
Oldland Common
BS30 8TS
England Coordinates: 51°26′36″N 2°28′17″W / 51.44337°N 2.4714°W / 51.44337; -2.4714
Local authority South Gloucestershire
DfE number 803/4005
DfE URN 141665 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,233
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Europa (purple) Atlas (Red) Calisto (Green) Titan (Yellow)

Sir Bernard Lovell School is a comprehensive school in North Street, Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire, England.[1] As of January 2011, the school has 1,233 pupils on roll. The school is named after the astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell who was born on the current site.

It has been on the same site since the 1960s, when it was a girls school, later the main school was added and now takes boys and girls from 11 to 18 years old. The girls school still exists as school canteen and smaller and older classrooms as well as year 10 and 11 common room (Galileo Building) which houses several class rooms. Previously a foundation school administered by South Gloucestershire Council, Sir Bernard Lovell School converted to academy status on 1 April 2015 and is now sponsored by the Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust. However the school continues to coordinate with South Gloucestershire Council for admissions.

Notable former pupils at the school include Marcus Trescothick, who helped the England cricket team regain The Ashes title against their fierce Australian rivals in 2005, Craig Figes who captained the Team GB Waterpolo Team at London 2012 and Ian Holloway, who currently manages Millwall F.C.


  1. ^ "Sir Bernard Lovell School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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