Aldercar High School
|Principal||Mr Alan Johnson|
|DfE URN||112939 Tables|
|Students||676 as of April 2016[update]|
The school's catchment area includes the village of Aldercar, Langley Mill and Heanor. Many students attend from towns as far away as Ilkeston, Eastwood, Codnor and Ripley As of 2008, the school had around 800 students.As of 2011, the school had around 600 students.
It opened in September 1955 as a secondary modern school. It became Heanor Aldercar Comprehensive School, then Aldercar School. The school has been awarded specialist Language College status, and was named Aldercar Community Language College for a time before being renamed Aldercar High School.
In 2009, the new Phoenix Centre Sixth Form building opened, offering many courses for ages 16–19.
Notable former pupils
- "Rocket" Ron Haslam, world champion motorcycle racer
- Paris Simmons, footballer
- Nick Wright, footballer
- Paul Reece, footballer
- Chanel Cresswell, actress
- Department for Children, Schools and Families School Verification
- Aldercar, the Story of a School, Mary and John Sheppard, December 2006, ISBN 0-9554746-0-4
- Aldercar High School
- Searching for knives in October 2007
- Deputy head attacked by pupils from Eastwood School in December 2005
- Designing school uniforms in March 2002