Corfe Hills School

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Corfe Hills School
Corfe Hills School.jpg
Address
Higher Blandford Road

, ,
BH18 9BG

Great Britain (England)
Coordinates50°46′11″N 2°00′22″W / 50.76962°N 2.00600°W / 50.76962; -2.00600Coordinates: 50°46′11″N 2°00′22″W / 50.76962°N 2.00600°W / 50.76962; -2.00600
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoComprehensive Excellence
Established1976
Department for Education URN136574 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherPhil Keen
GenderCoeducational
Age13 to 18
Enrolment1,584
Website

Corfe Hills School is a secondary school in the urban fringe between Poole and Wimborne, located in Broadstone, Poole, Dorset, England. The school became an academy in 2011.[1] The school has 1,584 students and over 100 teaching staff.[2] It serves Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Wimborne, Merley and Sturminster Marshall. It also has a sixth form centre.[3] The school was established in 1976.[4] The current Headteacher is Phil Keen, following Gary Clark who was Headteacher between 2012 and 2016. Alan Hinchliffe had led the school from 2003 to 2012.[5] Mr Hinchliffe succeeded Andrew Williams who left in 2003.[6] Mr Williams had succeeded Dr Brian Harper, who was the first headteacher when Corfe Hills was built.[7]

Productions[edit]

For over 30 years the school has produced a musical for a week at the Poole Lighthouse theatre, a regional arts centre. Further music and drama productions take place in the spring and summer terms - a Christmas carol service is held at Wimborne Minster. The school also enters a team into the annual Rock Challenge Dance competition, being placed in several years allowing entry to the regional premier competition. Productions include Guys and Dolls, Hot Mikado, In to the Woods, Calamity Jane,[8] "Anything Goes", Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof,[9] Oliver Twist, Sweet Charity more.[10]

Sports tour[edit]

The school has international links, of which its rugby, hockey and Netball tours are the best known. In recent years the teams have travelled to Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand and Fiji. The school sporting facilities include an indoor sports hall and outside area, including football and rugby pitches, a cricket strip, a 400m running track and four tennis courts.

County top[edit]

Corfe Hills seen from Barrow Hill. The highest point is near the foot of the transmission mast.
Mobile phone mast on the summit of Corfe Hills by the school entrance

The school is located on the county top for Poole unitary authority, called Corfe Hills, hence the name. The actual summit of the hill is on the Higher Blandford Road near the mobile phone tower by the school entrance. At 78 metres, Corfe Hills is the highest point in Poole.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.corfehills.net/academy-status/43.html
  2. ^ Corfe Hills School
  3. ^ "Corfe Hills 6th form". Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ Schools Guide UK Search Find Worst Top Schools List Reviews Lessons
  5. ^ http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/appointment-new-headteacher/story-15669113-detail/story.html[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ https://archive.today/20031103065644/http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/articles/ArticlesDetail.asp?ID=154
  7. ^ ha2.boroughofpoole.com/akspoole/images/att15230.doc
  8. ^ http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2016/11/a-school-with-a-heart/
  9. ^ http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/5406849.Fiddler_plays_at_school/
  10. ^ http://www.uktw.co.uk/archive/Poole/Lighthouse/Musical/Guys-and-Dolls/L246991844/
  11. ^ Database of British and Irish Hills. Accessed on 29 Mar 2013.

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