Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
|Motto||involvement, achievement, care|
England, United Kingdom Coordinates:
|Local authority||Brighton and Hove|
|DfE URN||114606 Tables|
|Former name||Hove County Grammar School for Boys|
It is a school of non-denominational religion. The total number of pupils in 2012, of all ages, was 1,668. The headteacher is Janet Felkin BSc MA. It is situated in West Blatchington with easy access to the A27 via the A2038, and on the A2023.
The school takes its name from the West Blatchington Windmill which is situated just outside the school gates.
Hove County Grammar School for Boys was on Holmes Avenue.
The comprehensive school was formed in 1979 from Hove County Grammar School merging with Knoll Boys School, and Nevill County Secondary School.
Exam performance improved in 2012 and is higher than the national average for students gaining 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. Attainment across subject areas is very strong. Fourteen subject areas (Art, Biology, Chemistry, Core Science, Design, Drama, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Other Sciences, Physics, and Statistics) have A*-A benchmarks that are significantly above national average whilst 11 subject areas (Art, Communication Studies, Core Science, Design, Drama, Geography, German, Home Economics, Music, Other Sciences, and Statistics) have A*-C benchmarks that are significantly above national averages.
No subject areas have A*-A or A*-C benchmarks that are significantly below national averages. Post-16 results have improved significantly with a 13% rise in students attaining A*-B grades.
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College were both inspected by Ofsted during February 2010. The school was assessed as "satisfactory" with a "good" capacity to improve. The Sixth Form was assessed as "Inadequate".
Pearson Computing Competition
In 2012, three students from blatchington mill won a nation wide competition to create a mobile application to help children and teenagers learn.
Notable former pupils
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- Bobby Barry (1992-07) – musician
- Gareth Barry (1992-07) – professional footballer with Manchester City F.C.
- Mia Clarke (1994-09) – musician; former guitarist with Electrelane
- Jay Jackson (1986–94) – presenter Juice 107.2 FM
- Katie Price (1989–94) – glamour model, author and television personality
- Dakota Blue Richards actress
- Ollie Richards (2003-08) – England rugby player
- Michael Standing (1993–97) – professional footballer with Bradford City F.C.
- Jordan Stephens (2003-08) – musician; Rizzle Kicks
Hove County Grammar School for Boys
- Steve Baddeley – badminton player
- Peter Brackley, Channel 4 football commentator in the 1990s
- John Chittenden, yachtsman
- Dinsdale Landen – actor
- Don McCrickard, Chief Executive of TSB from 1983-92
- Lionel March, mathematician and architect
- Jim Parks – Sussex and England cricketer
- Jack Pizzey (television), television documentary maker
- David Standing – Sussex cricketer
- John Vine, actor
- Gary Willard, football referee