Cox Green School

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Cox Green School
Cox Green School logo.svg
Established 1967
Type Academy
Headteacher Heidi Swidenback
Location Highfield Lane
Local authority Windsor and Maidenhead
DfE URN 137695 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 913
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18

Cox Green School is a co-educational secondary school with academy status in Berkshire, England.


Cox Green School was founded in 1967, and in 1973 was part of a reorganisation of education in Maidenhead. The two single sex grammar schools, Desborough (boys) and Newlands (girls), Furze Platt School to the north of the town, Altwood C of E School and Cox Green School all became 11-18 comprehensives. Together with Holyport Manor Special School (now relocated and renamed to Manor Green School) they now form the Maidenhead Federation. This means they work collaboratively and share resources to improve the education available in the town. This includes a shared sixth form option block. Sixth Form representatives, represent the student body with the role of Head Boy and Girl incorporated. Other sixth form representatives include house captains of the schools three houses, Astor, Brunel, and Spencer.The house colours are blue, red and yellow. Previously the school houses were known as Windsor, Stuart and Tudor.

The school became an academy on 1 December 2012.

Known to be the birthplace of notorious radicals 'The Green Army'.


The school currently holds Sportsmark and Artsmark Silver. It is a Performing Arts College and Media Specialist School. At present, the school has about 913 pupils on role.


Cox Green is a parish in its own right to the south-west of Maidenhead. There are several business parks within a five-mile radius but otherwise the area is residential. Pupils come from the two primary schools in Cox Green,called Lowbrook school and Wessex school very near Cox Green School.It is also popular from the neighbouring area of Woodlands Park from various villages round about and in increasing numbers from primary schools in Maidenhead itself and Buckinghamshire.

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Coordinates: 51°30′30″N 0°45′25″W / 51.5082°N 0.7570°W / 51.5082; -0.7570