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

, ,
S7 2GU

England
Information
TypeComprehensive
MottoExcellence, 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
Enrolment90
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 the 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.

Redevelopment[edit]

After the School was closed the site was cleared, and in 2016 it was announced that a new housing development was to be constructed on the former lower school land.[3]

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The school originated in 1958 as Abbeydale Boy's Grammar School. At its start 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.

This school originated in 1966, a replacement for Nether Edge Grammar school for boys. It became Abbeydale Grange Comprehensive School in 1969 The school became a mixed school at that time by joining with Abbeydale Grammar school for girls.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC: Secondary school closes for good, 20 July 2010. School closed in July 2010 to all except final year pupils.
  2. ^ BBC: The worst GCSE-level results, January 2009
  3. ^ "Multi-Million Property Development Hits Millhouses". www.belvoir.co.uk. Belvoir Property Management (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Steel City's rising star Mukhtar Mohammed follows in footsteps of Sebastian Coe". The Independent. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  5. ^ Holland, Steve (23 February 2021). "Si Spencer: 1961 – 2021". The Comics Journal. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Keith Povey". Debrett's. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Peter Wheeler: Maverick car manufacturer who led TVR for a quarter of a century". The Independent. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Leading edge: You can be fun and tough as old boots". The Times. 20 May 2012.

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