The Oldershaw Academy

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The Oldershaw academy
Established 1920
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr S J Peach
Founder Dr. John Oldershaw
Location Valkyrie Road
Liscard, Wallasey
WIRRAL
CH45 4RJ
England England Coordinates: 53°25′21″N 3°02′57″W / 53.422591°N 3.049146°W / 53.422591; -3.049146
Local authority Wirral
DfE number ???/4067
DfE URN 136895 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 743
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Former name Oldershaw Grammar School
Website Oldershaw School

Oldershaw Academy is a secondary school located in the Liscard area of Wallasey, England and is a specialist Business and Enterprise College.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

Dr. John Oldershaw founded the school in 1920, and it opened on 11 September 1920. Extensions to the school were opened on 4 June 1926. The first headteacher was Mr. H.G. Mayo, M.A. It was administered by the County Borough of Wallasey. By 1968 it had 700 pupils. Wallasey Grammar School was a separate establishment based on Withens Lane, which moved to Leasowe in 1967 and is now the Wallasey School.

Comprehensive[edit]

Initially having separate sections for boys and girls, with segregated teaching except for 'A' Level courses, Oldershaw became a comprehensive school in 1968, initially retaining the name of Oldershaw Grammar School although for ages 13–18.

The school then included four 'houses': Durham, York, Lancaster and Chester. Prior to this the houses of the boys' grammar school were defined as colours: Blue, Gold, Red and Green whilst the girls' high school houses were Oak, Fir, Beech and Elm.

Wirral Education Authority rationalised their middle school system in 1982, and added an extra year to primary schools (Now referred to as Year 6) and two years into secondary schools (Years 7 and 8). To accommodate these two extra years Olderhaw was expanded to include a Lower School (Opening in September in 1982), under K. R. M. Williams, at the site of the old St. Hilda's School in Ormond Street; it was later moved to the same site as the main school in time for the autumn term of 2000, and the Lower School site was demolished to make way for new housing.

The current forms[dubious ] of the school are Fir, Oak, Cedar, Maple, Poplar and Elm although in recent years Poplar has been replaced in favour of the form Beech. The current headteacher is Steven John Peach, who has been at the school for several years.

The school has just undergone major developments. The original sixth form building was demolished to make way for a brand new building. With this new building came a new uniform. The new uniform was designed to give Oldershaw a clear identity within the local community.

The Oldershaw Academy[edit]

In late 2011 The Oldershaw School became an academy, it is the only academy in Wallasey.

Notable past pupils[edit]

Oldershaw Grammar School[edit]

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