South Hunsley School

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South Hunsley School & Sixth Form College
South Hunsley School Melton.jpg
Motto Inspire Aspire
Type Secondary Academy
Location East Dale Road
Melton
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU14 3HS
England Coordinates: 53°43′38″N 0°32′04″W / 53.727300°N 0.534500°W / 53.727300; -0.534500
DfE URN 118077 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 2050
Ages 11–18
Website www.southhunsley.org.uk

South Hunsley School & Sixth Form College is a large secondary school and sixth form, situated in Melton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England near the A63. In April 2010, the school became an Academy.

Overview[edit]

The school was founded as South Hunsley County Secondary School in 1956; it occupies a 48 acres (0.19 km2) site, and has been expanded since opening.[1]

As of 2012 South Hunsley is a specialist Technology college. The school has new public sporting facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium and a 3G football pitch. In 2007, 69% of pupils gained 5 grade A-C GCSEs including English and Maths, the best for state schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with almost 2000 students.[citation needed]

Route controversy[edit]

Concerns about safety of children travelling to the school along the busy A63 road led to a campaign to install crash barriers on the route.[2] In 2011 crash barriers were installed on a stretch of the road near Welton.[3]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sources:
  2. ^ "1,000 back safety barriers campaign, but Highways Agency will not install them", This is Hull and East Riding, 6 September 2010 
  3. ^ "Crash barriers to protect school children on busy East Yorkshire road", www.jacksons-security.co.uk, 25 January 2011 

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