Bushloe High School
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|Successor School||Wigston academy|
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 opened in September 1959.
- Brian Myatt -
- Anne Webster 2004-2015
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.
Notable former pupils
- Luke Abraham, rugby player
- Rosemary Conley, exercise guru
- Harry Ellis, rugby player
- Prof Mark A. Smith, neuroscientist