Coppice Performing Arts School

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Coppice Performing Arts School
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs Janice Fletcher
Chair of Governors Mr William Brisco
Location Ecclestone Road

West Midlands
WV11 2QE
Coordinates: 52°36′41″N 2°03′15″W / 52.61150°N 2.05407°W / 52.61150; -2.05407
Local authority Wolverhampton City Council
DfE number 336/4128
DfE URN 104390 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 900
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Wightwick, Chillington, Moseley and Bantock
Website School website

Coppice Performing Arts School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form. It is located in the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands of England.

The school includes a resource base for students with moderate learning difficulties. Facilities include playing fields, a Drama theatre and Dance studio. The school also offers extended school programmes within the local community.


Coppice was designated as a Performing Arts school in September 2003. This has extended the range of opportunities for all students, and enhanced partnerships with local schools and community groups.

The school has the Artsmark Gold award and Investors in People standard. Coppice is also involved in the successful Sport in the Community programme, with a coordinator placed in school 2 days a week.

The most recent OFSTED inspection rated the school as requires improvement (Jan 2014) grade 3.


At Key Stage 3 students follow courses in English, Maths, balanced Science, Music, Drama, Dance, PE, Art, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, RE, ICT, and Technology.

At Key Stage 4 students follow a core programme of English Language/Literature, Maths, Science, ICT, PE, RE & Citizenship (Year 11), Social Sciences (Year 10) and options from Performing Arts, Technology, History, Geography, Btecs and Work Related courses. Students may also opt for a Diploma course.

Many Post-16 students continue their studies into Further Education. A wide range of courses are available, leading to certification at A level and Btecs Level 2 and Level 3. We work mainly in collaboration with 2 other local high schools and work-related providers to offer a wide choice of post-16 options. The school's sixth form works in collaboration with Wednesfield High School, in which a number of subjects are shared between the two schools.

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