Stratton Upper School

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Stratton Upper School
Stratton Upper Logo.jpg
Established 1950
Type Academy
Headmaster Mr Robert Watson
Location Eagle Farm Road
SG18 8JB
England Coordinates: 52°05′12″N 0°15′01″W / 52.08665°N 0.25015°W / 52.08665; -0.25015
DfE number 823/4005
DfE URN 137886 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1260
Gender Coeducational
Ages 13–18

Stratton Upper School and Community College [1] is an upper school with academy status located in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. It is situated to the east of the town. The school has previously proven to be a relative success with Ofsted regarding the school as 'good with outstanding features'. However, following the school's move to Academy status the school was rated as 'needing improvement.'


The school educates 13 - 16 year olds, mainly from the town of Biggleswade and some surrounding villages (including some from Cambridgeshire). In addition, the school offers further education for 16 - 18 year olds through its Sixth form department.

Stratton Upper School has been designated as a Training school. As a training school the school offers a postgraduate programme as well as a Graduate Teacher Programme, and an Access to Education Scheme. It also has a working farm.


The school was originally constructed during the late 1940s, in such a fashion that it could be used as a hospital in the event of another war. Opening in 1950 as '"Stratton Grammar Technical School," the facility became a comprehensive In 1976 and was subsequently the first school in the Biggleswade area to successfully apply for academy status in 2011. The school is now managed in conjunction with Gamlingay Village College by the Stratton Education Trust, and plans to extensively expand the site are expected to be put in place over the next few years.

In April 2013, a fire in the Humanities Department of the school caused an estimated £30,000 worth of damage and resulted in temporary closure.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

Upper school[edit]


  1. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Fire causes £30,000 worth of damage at school". Biggleswade Today. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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