Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

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Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Motto Via Diversa Vita Una
Many pathways, one road... success
Established 1953
Type Academy
Headteacher Helen Renard
Chair Neil Appleby
Founder Kesteven County Council
Location Moor Lane
North Hykeham
Lincolnshire
LN6 9AF
England Coordinates: 53°11′12″N 0°35′29″W / 53.1867°N 0.5913°W / 53.1867; -0.5913
DfE number 925/5413
DfE URN 137135 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1315
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Windsor, Stuart, Tudor and York
Colours Blue/Red
Former name Robert Pattinson School
Website SRPA

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy (formerly Robert Pattinson School) is a secondary school on the northeast side of Moor Lane in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire, England, and almost directly opposite North Kesteven School. The Academy has approximately 1,281 students and is a Language College specialist school.

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1953 as the Robert Pattinson School. Sir Robert Pattinson was the Chairman of Kesteven County Council for 20 years, and for 50 years a County Councillor. He was Liberal MP for Grantham 1922-23. He was knighted in 1934, the year he became leader of Kesteven County Council. His sister married Sir Richard Winfrey, another Lincolnshire Liberal MP, and their son, Richard Pattinson Winfrey, founded the East Midland Allied Press in 1947, today known as the magazine publisher EMAP. Sir Robert Pattinson died a year later on 2 December 1954, aged 82.

The school was a 'bilateral' school (part grammar/part secondary modern) until January 1961 when the grammar school students transferred to the newly opened North Kesteven Grammar School. It became a comprehensive when parts of northern Kesteven became comprehensive in September 1970. This was four years before Lincoln went comprehensive – Lincoln was a separate county borough until April 1974, and had been historically Labour-controlled.

It became a grant-maintained school self-governing in 1992, transferring to Foundation status in 1999.[citation needed] On 1 August 2011 the school became an Academy and changed its name to Sir Robert Pattinson Academy.[1][2]

Timeline[edit]

Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps[edit]

The Band Det (F) detachment of the Army Cadet Force is sited on the school.[3] It was formed by the Nottingham-based East Midlands Reserve Forces. 1237 Squadron (North Hykeham) ATC also have use of the building and the two cadet forces work together to ensure a positive image of young people in the community.[4] The cadet building was built in October 2010, and is used by the Regimental Band of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force.[citation needed]

Houses[edit]

The school has four houses, Windsor, Stuart, Tudor and York – named after three historic families and one modern name from British Royalty – who compete in sporting events throughout the year for the Governors' Cup. This is presented at Sports Day each year, which is typically held in the first week of July.[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

In the 1990s the school received GCSE results 3% higher than the Lincolnshire average. The school receives average GCSE results in Lincolnshire and England. At A level, the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form is slightly over the English average.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sir Robert Pattinson Academy" (PDF) (Press release). Sir Robert Pattinson Academy. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Lincolnshire Echo July 2011
  3. ^ Army Cadet Force
  4. ^ East Midlands Reserve Forces

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