Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
|Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College|
|Reevy Road West|
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 3PX
|School type||Foundation school|
|Established||3 September 1956|
|Department for Education URN||107350 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr R Humphreys|
|Age||11 to 18|
It opened on 3 September 1956 as Buttershaw Secondary School, with only one three storey teaching block as it was only half built. The initial intake was 300 children and 12 staff. Mr H E Cooke was the first headmaster. Over the next seven years a house block, theatre and swimming pool were added with an official opening in 1964. The school was built to accommodate the baby boom caused by the large number of children born after the end of the Second World War.
It was renamed Buttershaw Comprehensive School, and over the years it evolved into an Upper, then High School, removing it’s pool for a AstroTurf field. On 23 September 2006 over 100 pupils from the first intake of 1956 met at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford to celebrate the school's Golden Anniversary. In the 2007 Queens Birthday Honours list David Kershaw, the school's first head boy (1956), was made a CBE for his services to education. 2008 saw the opening of the new building. As the new building was opened the school was renamed Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College.
Today Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College is a foundation school administered by the Buttershaw Learning and Achievement Trust and Bradford City Council. The school offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs.
Notable former pupils
- Alex Corina, Artist
- Andrea Dunbar, Playwright
- John Duttine, Actor
- Terry Rooney, Labour Party politician
- Sam Succoi, Actor 
- Cameron Scott, Rugby League Player
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
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