Calthorpe Park School

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Calthorpe Park School
Motto Learning Without Limits
Established Wednesday 3 September 1969
Type Community School
Headteacher Mr Amos & Mrs Hooper
Founder Mr J. Ormerod
Location Hitches Lane
GU51 5JA
 United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°16′44″N 0°51′44″W / 51.2789°N 0.86231°W / 51.2789; -0.86231
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116436 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1150
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Marie Curie, Somerville, Kilby and Da Vinci
Colours Maroon

Calthorpe Park School is one of two secondary schools in the town of Fleet, in Hampshire (UK) [1] for pupils aged 11–16. The school shares the excellent sports facilities of an adjacent community leisure centre. It was awarded specialist status as a Maths and Computing College in 2005. In the 2013 OFSTED report the school received an overall effectiveness of 'good'.

A major capital scheme by Hampshire County Council to extend the school to accommodate more pupils was completed in 2004.It then underwent another scheme in 2008-9 to extend the school further. As of 2014, the school is undergoing another expansion project due for completion early 2015.


Calthorpe Park School opened on Wednesday 3 September 1969 as North Fleet Bilateral School with Mr J. Ormerod as Headteacher. A few months later, the new Governing Body changed the name. 153 pupils and 11 staff were the first occupants before all year groups were complete five years later.

The official opening took place on Friday 18 June 1971 by Mr W. van Straubenzee, MBE, MP from the Department of Education and Science. After the National Anthem and a Dedication from the Vicar of Fleet, the Rev A.C.B. Deedes, speeches were given by a variety of people connected to the school including the Chairman of the School Governors, Major B.C. Debenham, MBE, the Chairman of Hampshire County Council, Brig Sir Richard A-G Calthorpe, BT, CBE and Mr Ormerod.

The school formed part of the 1967/68 Major Building Programme, designed by the County Architect in the SCOLA Mark IA form of construction using standard components with some brick cladding. The total building cost of the project, including fees, furniture and equipment was approximately £410,000.

The original buildings were extended over the years with Phase 2 (English, Tech, Library) being built in 1974, followed by the Maths block, the old and new Drama blocks and the Leisure Centre next door.

Mr C. Heasman took over as Headteacher in 1988 before retiring in 2005 when Mrs C. Anwar became Headteacher. Mr M. Amos and Ms M. Hooper were appointed Joint Headteachers in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Contact Details - Calthorpe Park School". Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  2. ^ "History of the school - Calthorpe Park School". Retrieved 2016-02-28. 

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