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
Address
Hastings Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2GU
England
Information
School typeComprehensive
Motto‘Excellence, Achievement, Diversity’
Established1958
Closed2010
Local authorityCity of Sheffield
SpecialistMedia Arts
Department for Education URN107137 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherJan Featherstone (Executive Headteacher)
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 16
Number of students90
HousesAir, 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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