Alvechurch Church of England Middle School

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Alvechurch Church of England Middle School
Established 1970
Type Voluntary Controlled
Religion Church of England
Chair of Governors Bryan Maybee
Location Redditch Road
B48 7TA
Coordinates: 52°21′22″N 1°57′44″W / 52.3560°N 1.9623°W / 52.3560; -1.9623
Local authority Worcestershire
DfE URN 116983 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 24 teaching, 26 support
Students c.360
Gender Boys
Ages 9–13
Houses Dewyche, Hollington, Wattes, Tonyn
Colours Red, Green, Blue, Yellow

Alvechurch Church of England Middle School, formerly 'Alvechurch Church of England Primary School', is a voluntary controlled school,[1] located in the village of Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England. As of 2008 it had around 360 pupils from ages 9 to 13.

Pupils from Alvechurch Middle School tend to feed into either South Bromsgrove High School or North Bromsgrove High School.

Academic standards[edit]

By January 2004 the school provided for 39 per cent more pupils than it did in January 1998. Most pupils come from socially advantaged backgrounds. Following their inspection in January July 2008, the Ofsted inspectors concluded their report with an overall Overall: Grade 2 (out of 4): 'Good' with several outstanding features (Grade 1).[2]


  • In 2004 the school was given the DfES Achievement Award for its academic performance in 2002.[3]
  • In 2007 the school attained the Artsmark Gold award from the Arts Council.[4]
  • The school has been awarded the Eco School Award for being an Eco friendly school.

Sport and community activities[edit]

In 2004-05 five pupils from the school underwent training in bellringing at St Laurence Church to help out with a shortage of bellringers.[5]

In July 2006 in the Bromsgrove and Droitwich District Track Championships, Alvechurch girls came second in the year five events and the boys also came second in the year six section.[6]

On 24 March 2007 Alvechurch came second in both the years 5/6 and 7/8 categories at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Schools Orienteering Championship.[7]

Notable events[edit]

On 19 February 2012 a coach carrying children from the school was involved in an accident in France that killed Peter Rippington,[8] a teacher from the school. The coach, owned by Solus Coaches in Tamworth, was returning from an Interski organised ski trip in Aosta Valley, Italy to the ferry at Calais, when, at 03:00 local time, it veered into a ditch near Châlons-en-Champagne in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France.[9] 10 passengers, including those from the school, were kept in hospital,[10] with one in a coma. A Twitter awareness campaign '#PrayForSuzie'[11] was launched by concerned friends.[12] The coach driver, Derek Thompson, was remanded in custody to appear before a court, following speculation he fell asleep at the wheel. He tested negative for any substances and the coach log book suggested his driving hours were "not unusual".[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


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