Buckingham School

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The Buckingham School
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Motto Success for all through Achievement, Challenge & Enjoyment[1]
Established 1935
Type Community secondary modern
Headteacher Angela Wells
Chair of Governors Dr David Gamble
Location London Road
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1AT
England England
Coordinates: 51°59′41″N 0°59′02″W / 51.994638°N 0.983952°W / 51.994638; -0.983952
Local authority Buckinghamshire
DfE URN 110484 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,006
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses      Daley
     Simmonds
     Rutherford
     Ennis
     Farah
     Murray
     Button
Colours          Black and Amber
Website www.buckinghamschool.com

The Buckingham School is a co-educational secondary school in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

It is a community school, which takes children from the age of 11 through to the age of 18. The school has approximately 1000 pupils.[2]

In September 2004, the Department for Education and Skills designated the school as a specialist Sports College.[3] The school also holds Investors in People status.

The school has seven houses, which are named after sporting figures. They are Daley, Simmonds, Rutherford, Ennis, Farah, Murray, and Button.[4] Previously, the seven houses were Holmes, Phillips, Adlington, Hamilton, Pietersen, Beckham and Thompson.[5] Before that, there were four houses named after famous sporting venues. They were Lords, Silverstone, Twickenham and Wembley.[6]

Following several poor inspections by Ofsted, the school was placed on special measures. The Headteacher Christine Jones resigned and Peter Rowe, Headteacher of Princes Risborough School was on secondment to the school for a term whilst a new headteacher was recruited.[7] Peter Rowe was brought into Princes Risborough School after an unsatisfactory inspection in 2004. In July 2008, Angela Wells was appointed as acting Headteacher and she was later confirmed as the new Headteacher.. On the 3 October 2008 Ofsted published its findings from a monitoring visit and found that progress since being subject to special measures was inadequate.[8] However, a subsequent monitoring visit conducted by Ofsted in January 2009 found that the school had made satisfactory progress.[9] A full inspection was carried out in June 2009 which saw the school removed from special measures and awarded an overall grade of satisfactory with some good areas. In February 2016, the school was recognised as 'good' in all areas by Ofsted, for the first time in the century.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prospectus" (PDF). Buckingham School. Retrieved 9 March 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Schools Directory". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". DfES. July 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-03. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Houses". School website. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Buckingham Bulletin Summer 2011" (PDF). Buckingham School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Houses". School website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  7. ^ "Resignation of Headteacher" (DOC). School website. Retrieved 2008-04-12. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Buckingham School Monitoring Report" (PDF). Ofsted. September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Buckingham School Monitoring Report" (PDF). Ofsted. January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-02. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Buckingham finally rated 'good' by Ofsted". Buckingham Advertiser. March 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 

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