Abbeydale Grange School

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Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 1°29′46″W / 53.348°N 1.496°W / 53.348; -1.496

Abbeydale Grange School
Motto ‘Excellence, Achievement, Diversity’
Established 1958
Closed 2010
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Jan Featherstone (Executive Headteacher)
Location Hastings Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 2GU
England
Local authority City of Sheffield
DfE URN 107137 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 90
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Houses Air, Earth, Fire and Water

Abbeydale Grange School was a mixed comprehensive school in Sheffield, England, established in 1958 and closed after the 2009/10 academic year,[1] after being listed amongst the schools with worst GCSE examination results.[2]

Admissions[edit]

The school was set in a green site off Abbeydale Road (part of the A621), a short bus journey from Sheffield city centre. It served both the local area and the wider city community.

Upper school[edit]

The Upper School was north of the Lower School site.

The former Upper School site in August 2003

Lower school[edit]

The Lower School site closed in July 2010, and was adjacent, to the south of the Upper School site.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The school originated in 1958 as Abbeydale Boy's Grammar School. The school had a strong academic reputation. The building of this school had begun in 1956 and was the replacement for Nether Edge Grammar School which had been founded in 1927.

Comprehensive[edit]

It became a comprehensive in 1969. The school closed in 2010 because of the low exam results.

Notable alumni[edit]

Abbeydale Boys' Grammar School[edit]

Abbeydale Girls' Grammar School[edit]

Nether Edge Grammar School[edit]

Abbeydale Secondary Modern School[edit]

Former teachers[edit]

Former Lower School site (near the Tesco in Abbeydale) in January 1999

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