Bushloe High School

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Bushloe High School
Established 1959
Closed 2015
Type Middle school;
Location Station Road
Wigston Magna
LE18 2DT
DfE number 855/5401
DfE URN 138892 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 709
Gender mixed
Ages 10–14
Successor School Wigston academy
Website BHS

Bushloe High School was a middle school with academy status located in Wigston, Leicestershire, England.


It was a middle school, using the three-tier education system (invented in Leicestershire in the early 1960s as part of the Leicestershire Plan, later adopted by some parts of the UK, notably Northumberland and Bedfordshire). Many middle schools in Leicestershire returned to the more traditional age ranges in 2009. Middle schools are classed as secondary schools.

It was situated on the B582 in Wigston, next to two other schools - a middle and upper, and also opposite Oadby and Wigston council offices at Bushloe House, after which the school was named.[1]


It opened in September 1959.[2]


  • Brian Myatt -
  • Anne Webster 2004-2015

New building[edit]

A new building was opened in 2006. The former building was completely demolished, except the older sports hall, which was used by Abington Academy, which neighboured Bushloe.


A merger with neighbouring school Abington Academy was proposed towards the end of 2013. After several consultation periods, it was announced in Spring 2015 that Bushloe would close and merge into Abington in September 2015 to form Wigston Academy under the new trust, Wigston Academy Trust. In September 2016, the age range of the school will change from 10 - 14 to 11 - 16.


The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra used the school over many years for weekly practice sessions.

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