Chamberlayne College for the Arts

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Chamberlayne College for the Arts
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Address
Tickleford Drive

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SO19 9QP

Coordinates50°53′16″N 1°21′31″W / 50.8878°N 1.3586°W / 50.8878; -1.3586Coordinates: 50°53′16″N 1°21′31″W / 50.8878°N 1.3586°W / 50.8878; -1.3586
Information
TypeFoundation school
MottoExpect More. Achieve More
Established1957
Local authoritySouthampton
Department for Education URN116454 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherNick GILES
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 16
Enrolment900
Website

Chamberlayne College for the Arts is a secondary school in Weston, Southampton, providing education for around 900 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. The school also specialises in the Arts.[1]

History[edit]

School name[edit]

Weston Park Girls' School opened in 1957. Nearby was Weston Park Boys' School, recently[when?] renamed Grove Park Business and Enterprise College and then in September 2008 closed along with Woolston School Language College to make way for Oasis Academy Mayfield.[2]

Previous School Logo

It was decided that from 1993 the school would admit both boys and girls.[citation needed] The last all girl year group left in 1997 and the school was renamed to Chamberlayne Park Secondary School after the Chamberlayne family who donated the land for the school to be built on.

Starting from September 2008 the school was rebranded as Chamberlayne College for the Arts to reflect its specialist status in the Performing Arts.

Buildings[edit]

A number of additional buildings have been added to the school's aging main building. These have tended to be specialist facilities, such as Science labs, Performing Arts studios and Technology workshops. A number of famous people have opened these buildings.

Date Subject Areas Named after and opened by
? Art, Technology N/A
May 1999 Science, Library, ICT Patrick Moore[3]
September 2000 Music, Dance, Drama Darcey Bussell[3][4]
September 2003 English, Maths Emma Richards[3]

The school was to be completely rebuilt under the Building Schools for the Future programme.[5][6] The plans included provision for twelve pupils with physical disabilities. A draft plan for the new build was released on 24 October 2009, with the hope work would begin in early 2012. On 5 July 2010 the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, announced that the Building Schools for the Future programme was to be scrapped. BSF projects which had not achieved the status of 'financial close', including Chamberlayne, would not proceed.[7]

Part of the School Radio Station

Curriculum[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

In September 2006 the school became a performing arts school.[1] This means the school gets extra money to spend on Dance, Drama and Music. The school gained an Artsmark award in 2001.[8] In 2004 Ofsted said the school had 'a very strong provision for the performing arts'.[9] From September 2009, the Higher Creative Media Diploma has been available.[10]

In 2017 Ofsted judged the school to be Inadequate.[11] After re-inspection in 2018, this judgement was overturned and the school was judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ with leadership aspects judged as ‘Good’.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • The school has a thriving young carers group.[12]
  • The Arts Leadership Council has recently been created. The council meets on a regular basis, discussing the arts within the school. It has played a major part in the development of the school's learning portal, on which it distributes films and of school artistic events.
  • Territory Mapping, a 'Future Mapping' careers program.[13][14][15]
  • Faith and Football Business Enterprise Challenge - in 2008 the school team won the 'Business Drive' award.[16] The 2009 team EnviROM, raised £2000 and won the competition, selling educational environmental discs.[17][18]
  • The school has a radio station accessible through the internet.[19] From September 2008 this was expanded to be a 'real' radio station broadcasting through speakers in the school playground and hall during break times.
  • There is a Bullying Intervention Group (BIG) which was heavily involved in an anti-bullying Bullies Aren't Sharp so What's the Point? video. It can be watched online at the NSPCC website and was offered free to local schools.[20][21] The group won a Diana Memorial Award in January 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Rock Challenge[edit]

Since 2004, the school has participated in the Southampton heats of Rock Challenge UK.

Date Title Position Awards
3 March 2010[22] Alien Nation 2nd
  • Award for Press Coverage
  • Award for School Community Support
  • Hampshire County Council Award for Choreography
  • Hampshire County Council Award for Make-up Design
  • Tega Award for Lighting Design
4 March 2009[23] This is Rock 'n Roll 3rd
  • Hampshire Children’s Services Award for Best Performance Skill
  • Isle of Wight Youth Inclusion Forum Award for Best Set Design and Staging
  • Hampshire Police Authority Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge
5 March 2008[24][25] At What Cost? 3rd
  • Southampton City Council Award for Best Set Design
  • Hampshire Constabulary Performers' Choice Award (Emily Hansford)
  • Southampton City Council Award for Best Lighting Design
  • Award for Media Management
  • Award for School Community Support
14 March 2007[26] 2nd
  • Connexions South Central Award for Best Set Design and Staging
  • Isle of Wight Healthy Schools Award for Concept Originality
  • Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
  • Award for Media Management
  • Award for School Community Support
  • Southampton Drug and Alcohol Action Team Award for Healthy Lifestyle
  • Gemma Dale Unsung Hero Award (to Sam Pickard)
  • National Open Award for Concept Interpretation
  • National award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
  • National award for Healthy Lifestyle
1 March 2006[27] 2nd
  • Best Set Design and Staging
  • Best Choreography
  • Achievement in Drug Awareness
  • Media Management
  • School Community Support
  • Healthy Lifestyle
3 March 2005[28] 2nd
  • Best Set Design & Staging
  • Most Entertaining Performance
  • Best Achievement in Drug Awareness
3 March 2004[29] Rhythmic Conflict: Earth v Pollution (Not in top 3)
  • Constabulary Best Concept Originality Award
  • Isle of Wight Healthy Schools
  • Best Lighting Design Award
  • Gosport Borough Council Media Management Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Excellence in the arts". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 2 February 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  2. ^ Oasis Academies in Southampton Archived 5 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c "Emma gets sums right". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 20 September 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Darcey lends her name and time". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 9 August 2000. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  5. ^ "School's out... forever". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  6. ^ Chamberlayne College for the Arts - Building Schools for the Future - Southampton City Council Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "School buildings scheme scrapped". BBC News Website. BBC. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  8. ^ "School's mark of distinction". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 18 July 2001. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  9. ^ School 2004 Ofsted Report. Archived 13 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Building Schools for the Future: Strategy for Change Part 1" (PDF) (Press release). Southampton City Council. June 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  11. ^ "Ofsted: Chamberlayne College for the Arts" (PDF). Ofsted. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ CPS Young Carers - What’s changed?
  13. ^ Territory Mapping Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Territory Mapping Schools Page Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ enterpriseinschools.gov.uk[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Business Enterprise Challenge Final Event - Report and Winners[dead link]
  17. ^ EnviROM[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Green business brains". The Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  19. ^ Chamberlayne Park School on Radiowaves Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "NSPCC - Bullies aren't sharp so what's the point". Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2008.
  21. ^ Daily Echo - Bullies Aren't Sharp[dead link]
  22. ^ 2010 SOUTHAMPTON ROCK CHALLENGE DAY THREE
  23. ^ 2009 Southampton Day 2 Results
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ UK Rock Challenge 2008 Tour Results
  26. ^ UK Rock Challenge 2007 Tour Results
  27. ^ UK Rock Challenge 2006 Tour Results
  28. ^ UK Rock Challenge 2005 Tour Results
  29. ^ UK Rock Challenge 2004 Tour Results

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