Abbot Beyne School

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Abbot Beyne School
Established 1520
Type Voluntary controlled school
Headteacher Mrs Annabel Stoddart
Founder Abbot William George Arthur Beyne
Location Linnell Building, Osborne Street
Winshill, Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE15 0JL
England England
Coordinates: 52°48′26″N 1°36′56″W / 52.80713°N 1.61554°W / 52.80713; -1.61554
Local authority Staffordshire
DfE number 860/4500
DfE URN 124449 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 791
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Former name Burton Grammar School
Website Abbot Beyne

The Abbot Beyne School is a comprehensive school in Burton upon Trent in east Staffordshire, England. It is the successor to Burton Grammar School and Burton Girls' High School.

Admissions[edit]

It is situated in Winshill, on the other side of the River Trent to the town centre, east of the B5008, near the junction of the A511 and A444 at Burton Bridge.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

William Beyne, Abbot of Burton Abbey, endowed a grammar school in the early 16th century, functioning by 1531. The boys' grammar school moved to Winshill in 1957. It was administered by the County Borough of Burton upon Trent, and known as The Grammar School with about 600 boys. The girls' high school opened in 1928. From April 1974 it was administered by Staffordshire County Council.

Another similar nearby school was the Dovecliff Grammar School on St Mary's Drive in Horninglow, which became Wulfric Comprehensive School in 1975, then De Ferrers High School in 1985.

Comprehensive[edit]

In 1975 the grammar school was merged with the Burton on Trent Girls' High School[1] and Ada Chadwick Secondary Modern School to become Abbot Beyne mixed Comprehensive School on Mill Hill Lane.

Academic performance[edit]

It gets GCSE and A-level results above the England average, with the A-level results being slightly better than the GCSE results.

Sport[edit]

Abbot Beyne has an array of sporting facilities, including; two gymnasiums, rugby pitches, two athletic tracks, two football pitches and numerous tennis courts.

Alumni[edit]

The Grammar School[edit]

Girls' High School[edit]

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