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The Cherwell School is a secondary school with academy status on the Marston Ferry Road in Oxford, England. The current school site was built in 1963 as a secondary modern school, later becoming the main comprehensive school for North Oxford. It consistently ranks among the top ten state schools for Oxbridge entry. Along with later expansions, in 2003, and as part of a city-wide reorganisation, it merged with the Frideswide Middle School, and is now a split site school of 1,700 pupils aged between 11 and 19.
The North site has recently undergone construction work, with the extension of the Sixth form common room. The original design, to accommodate only 100 pupils in years 12 and 13, became inadequate in recent years for the 300 or more pupils currently in the sixth form.
The main building work was construction of a new building alongside the existing block, and then removing the internal wall to create a much larger space. On the second floor of the structure, the school library has been extended to include quiet study areas, each with computer and desk facilities.
The Cherwell School's previous headteacher was Mr N McGowan. McGowan announced his departure on 2 April 2010 after 8 months in post.. McGowan left at the end of May 2010 and was replaced by acting head Paul James. In October, Paul James was appointed Headteacher.
Cherwell School alumni are called Cherwellians:
- Tom Bateman, actor, Da Vinci's Demons.
- Joey Beauchamp, professional footballer.
- Mark Crozer, musician.
- Hannah England, middle-distance runner and World Championship 1500m silver medallist.
- Rupert Friend, actor.
- Tim Goldsworthy, Record Producer, DJ and co-founder of Mo'Wax record label.
- Ramin Gray, playwright.
- Afsaneh Gray, playwright.
- Orlando Higginbottom, also known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Electro Producer and DJ.
- Adam Hunt, chess International Master and younger brother of Woman Grandmaster, Harriet Hunt.
- James Lavelle, member of music group UNKLE, founder of Mo'Wax record label.
- Yasmin Le Bon née Yasmin Parvaneh, model and wife of Simon Le Bon, singer in band Duran Duran.
- Jack Letts, alleged jihadist denied by his parents who were later remanded in custody and charged of aiding terrorism.
- Tom Penny, professional skateboarder.
- Tom Poster, pianist and winner of the keyboard section of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000.
- Rachel Seiffert, novelist.
- Will Wiles, novelist.
- Sophie Sumner, Fashion Model.
- Canice Carroll, professional footballer - Oxford United
- Miles Welch-Hayes, professional footballer - Oxford United
- "1998-1999 Tournament Results". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
- "The 'typical middle class boy' who became Jihadi Jack: With a book editor mother and a father who has been on Countryfile, friends express shock that 'class clown' could become ISIS fighter". Daily Mail. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "Jihadi Jack is a label invented by media, say worried parents". The Guardian. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- "IS suspect 'Jihadi Jack's' parents remanded in custody over terrorism offences". 9 June 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "wendover-music". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
- Cherwell School website
- Cherwell School Parent Teacher Association website
- Exam league table results for Cherwell School, 2006 and results from 2005
- Ofsted inspection report (carried out in 2005)[permanent dead link]
- http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/portal/site/Internet/menuitem.7c7b38b14d870c7bb1890a01637046a0/?urn=123251&providerCategoryID=8192[permanent dead link] [January 2008]