Swanmore College

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Swanmore College
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Motto Centre of Excellence
Established 1961
Type Public Secondary
Headteacher Mr. Kyle Jonathan
Location New Road
Swanmore
Hampshire
SO32 2RB
England Coordinates: 50°56′25″N 1°11′24″W / 50.94028°N 1.19007°W / 50.94028; -1.19007
Local authority Hampshire
DfE number ???/4149
Staff 141 (Teachers and Other Staff)
Students 1236 [1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Whittle, Hawking, Attenborough, MacArthur
Colours Navy Blue
Website www.swanmore-school.co.uk

Swanmore College - Centre of Excellence is a secondary school located in the village of Swanmore. It's 1236 pupils are drawn from villages and towns from across the area, including the nearby Bishop's Waltham. The college has achieved Sports-mark, Investors in People and an Enhanced Healthy School award.[2]

History[edit]

A secondary school was first built in Swanmore in 1961, becoming a comprehensive school in 1971.[3] During the early 2000s Swanmore School was renamed Swanmore College of Technology after receiving specialist status in technology. In September 2012, the new headmaster Mr Kyle Jonathan brought a new slogan to the college, 'Centre of Excellence'. .[4]

Facilities[edit]

Swanmore College has a sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio and several playing fields. These facilities are used by the pupils as well as the village residents. A new community area with a designated entrance to encourage pupils and parents to be a part of community life has recently been built.[5]

Status[edit]

As of September 2012, Swanmore College no longer has Technology College status. The name now used is 'Swanmore College'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampshire County Council Census, 2013
  2. ^ Corbett, Angela (2008), "Ofsted Inspection Report", Ofsted, retrieved 2010-03-20 
  3. ^ A History of Swanmore
  4. ^ Kennedy, Clare (2008), "Parents’ fears for Swanmore College of Technology", The Southern Daily Echo, retrieved 2010-03-20 
  5. ^ Swanmore College Community

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