Sir John Leman High School
|Motto||Achievement For All & Also: Disce aut Discede (Roughly Learn or Go)|
|Deputy Headteachers||Mr M. Taylor & Mr M.Wilson|
|DfE URN||137055 Tables|
|Houses||Heracles (Hercules), Zeus, Athena and Poseidon|
|Colours||Blue & Black|
|Website||Sir John Leman High School|
Sir John Leman High School is a coeducational 11–18 secondary school with academy status serving part of the Waveney region in north Suffolk, England. The school is located on the western edge of the town of Beccles and serves the surrounding area, including Worlingham. Students from Norfolk villages such as Gillingham also sometimes attend the school. The school has approximately 1700 students, including a sixth form of around 260 students.
Sir John Leman High School was established in 1631, and it has been on its present site for around 90 years. The old school has been converted into the Beccles museum. The school was established when Sir John Leman left money after his death to educate 44 pupils from Beccles, two from Ringsfield and two from Gillingham. In 1914 it became the County mixed grammar school on its present site in Ringsfield Road. In 1971 the school became a comprehensive high school and grew in size. In recent years building work has gone on to expand the school.
Until September 2012 the school only took 13–18 year olds. Due to the reorganisation of schools in Suffolk it now takes 11–18 year olds. Year 7 and 8 now go to the Lower School site on Castle Hill. This was previously the Beccles Middle School site. This site will be occupied by the Beccles Free School in 2014 when it relocates from Carlton Colville.
In the Ofsted inspection report dated February 2006 it was rated as a 'good' school with a 'good' sixth form. In February 2009 it was again rated as a generally 'good' school, although with some features which were judged 'satisfactory'. The sixth form provision was judged as achieved an overall effectiveness of 'satisfactory', although post-16 curriculum provision was judged 'good'. The school's most recent inspection report again graded it as 'good' overall in October 2011.
Notable former pupils
- Dorothy Hodgkin, who won the Nobel prize in Chemistry entered the school in 1921 before studying chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford.
- Sir Francis Avery Jones, eminent gasteroenterologist 
- Chris Martin, striker for Norwich City
- Kier Kemp, (Singer/Guitarist Born 1989) Singer and Guitarist for Fearless Vampire Killers (band)
- Laurence Beveridge, (Singer/Guitarist Born 1988) Singer and Guitarist for Fearless Vampire Killers (band)
- Drew Woolnough, (Bassist Born 1988) Bassist for Fearless Vampire Killers (band)
- Sir John Mills, actor
- Sir Stanley Rous, the 6th President of FIFA and secretary of the Football Association attended Sir John Leman school in the period before World War I.
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