Oasis Academy Wintringham

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Oasis Academy Wintringham
Established 1933 (Secondary school)
1953 (Grammar school)
2007 (Academy)
Principal Dr. Chris Rolph
Founder Oasis Trust
Location Weelsby Avenue
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN32 0AZ
England Coordinates: 53°32′58″N 0°04′43″W / 53.54934°N 0.07873°W / 53.54934; -0.07873
DfE URN 135209 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 683
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Former name Wintringham Grammar School
Website www.oasisacademywintringham.org

Oasis Academy Wintringham is a secondary school (academy) on Weelsby Avenue in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England. It is just off the A16 Peaks Parkway just south-west of the A46 crossroads next to the Lisle Marsden CE Primary School in Wellow and on the Grimsby-Cleethorpes boundary (the A16). The school is of a religious foundation, and lies in the ecclesiastical parish of St Augustine of Hippo.

History[edit]

The school began in 1933 as Wintringham Secondary School on Eleanor Street.

Grammar school[edit]

The current school buildings in Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, were opened in 1953[citation needed] as Wintringham Grammar School to replace the former school on Eleanor Street, Grimsby. The school was first divided into a boys' and girls' grammar school on a combined site, with around 750 boys and a similar number of girls. The boys' school was only the Weelsby Avenue side of the site, and the girls' school (now demolished) was on the west side of the site, accessed via Park Avenue next to the tennis courts. The Highfields School was next door, to the north, which is now the Lisle Marsden CE primary school. The school was administered by the County Borough of Grimsby Education Committee, which had its offices on Eleanor Street. The headmaster of the boys' school in the 1950s was Ronald Gill. The headmistress of the girls' school until the late 1960s was Dorothy Dean. The schools were separate up to 1969 when a mixed 6th form was the start of a gradual merger. It shared the playing field, as were out-of-school activities. From September 1969 a sixth form block was built between the two sites, which was then co-educational with a size of 200. From the late 1960s until 1974 it was administered (but not taught) as the single-entity Grimsby Wintringham Grammar School for ages 11 to 18.

Comprehensive[edit]

It became the comprehensive Wintringham School in September 1974. The school name comes from the Wintringham family, specifically John Wintringham. Also in 1974 administration was transferred over the Humber to Beverley, and Humberside County Council, in the Grimsby Division. The school became a comprehensive (incrementally) year by year, with the first all-ability year composed of ten forms. It also became an upper school with ages 12–18, as Grimsby became part of the three tier system. In 1996 administration passed back to Grimsby under North East Lincolnshire.

Oasis Academy Wintringham[edit]

Since September 2007, the school has been transformed into an Academy run by the Oasis Trust, and the new state-of-the-art buildings has replaced the current ones with a cost of £25 million. Construction started on 30 August 2007, being undertaken by Clugston Construction of Scunthorpe who finished in January 2009. The start of construction work was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on 30 August 2007, where Steve Chalke and pupils from the new Academy drove the first spades into the ground where the Academy and community facilities would be built.

The old school (Wintringham School) closed in August 2007 and opened as Oasis Academy Wintringham in the existing buildings in September 2007. The Academy transferred across to the brand new buildings during the academic year 2008-09 in February 2009. The sports hall is sponsored by Stagecoach. The Dean Suite is named after Dorothy Dean, the headteacher of the school from 1953–75, who died on 23 October 2011 aged 96.

Alumni[edit]

Wintringham School[edit]

Grimsby Wintringham Boys' Grammar School[edit]

Grimsby Wintringham Girls' Grammar School[edit]

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