Cotham School

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Cotham School
Cotham School Logo.jpg
Established 1856
Type Secondary Academy
Headteacher Malcolm Willis
Location Cotham Lawn Road
DfE URN 137440 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 165
Capacity 1139
Students 1394
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18

Cotham School is a secondary school with Co-operative academy status in Cotham, a suburb of Bristol, England. The catchment area for this school is Cotham, Clifton, Kingsdown and southern Redland.


Cotham school was established in 1856. Its predecessor was the Merchant Venturers School.[1] Until the academic year 2000/01, Cotham was a Grammar School. It became a comprehensive in 2001, and became an academy in September 2011.


It comprises the main school and sports hall together with Charnwood House, the Cotham part of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre, which was refurbished and opened in 2007. Prior to 2007, Cotham School had its own sixth form.

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  1. ^ Griffiths, Jon (March 2006). "Cotham Old Boys". Bristol. BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Look at why we loves Bristol.". AccessMyLibrary - Europe Intelligence Wire (From Bristol Evening Post) (Gale). 17 November 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

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