Cams Hill School

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Coordinates: 50°51′00″N 1°09′32″W / 50.850°N 1.159°W / 50.850; -1.159

Cams Hill School
Motto Inspire, Nurture, Achieve, Excel
Established 1958
Type Secondary Academy
Headteacher Gwennan Harrison-Jones
Chairman of Board of Governors Roy Lee
Location Shearwater Avenue
PO16 8AH
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116508 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff circa 100
Students 1140 (September 2015)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16

Cams Hill School is a medium-sized mixed secondary school, with five tiers of entry (ages 11-16), located in Shearwater Avenue in Fareham, England. Along with The Henry Cort Community College and Neville Lovett Community School, it is one of the three main state schools which serve the town of Fareham, Hampshire. The school is a specialist Science College and has academy status.

The school attracted national media attention in 2002, when headmaster David Wilmot recruited teachers at a nearby Sainbury's supermarket. He told The Daily Telegraph that he had struggled to recruit and retain newly qualified teachers.[1] The recruitment crisis was highlighted as a "major concern" in an OFSTED report later that year.[2] The school had an OFSTED inspection in 2007 and was reported as a "Good School" with outstanding features. During an additional inspection in music during October 2008, the school was graded "good" for music provision.[3] Later, in 2011, the school was rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED and subsequently converted to an Academy.

As a science specialist school, it offers its more capable students Triple Award Science at GCSE as well as other Additional Sciences.

A new reception area, drama studio, events hall and library were recently built, all of which were designed to improve the school's facilities; the canteen was also updated, and most classrooms received various renovations. A new humanities block is being built and is expected to be finished by October 2016.

The school also offers many residentials, including the Spanish and German exchanges as well as the French Trip, all organised by the foreign languages department. Other trips include Iceland for GCSE Geography students and a WWI Battlefields Trip to Ypres and the Somme for Year 9 students.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "School stall lures teachers". The Daily Telegraph. 1 January 2002. 
  2. ^ Ofsted Short Report, September 2002
  3. ^ Williams, David (17 October 2008), Letter, Ofsted Subject Inspection Programme – Music (PDF), Ofsted, retrieved 2 March 2010  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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