The Bankfield School
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It opened in September 1958 as a small secondary modern school, before becoming a comprehensive school in 1974. The numbers on the roll fell and in the 1980s the school was threatened with closure. Following a campaign by the local community it became a grant-maintained school in January 1990. In 1997 it opted to join the other schools managed by Halton Borough Council.
In September 2004 was awarded specialist status as a Science College, partnering with the Catalyst Museum and Science Discovery Centre and 16 industrial sponsors. In 2010 it became the first school in the Borough of Halton to be judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. The school also gained a second specialism in Applied Learning, and also became a Gifted & Talented Lead School.
Notable former pupils
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