Elizabeth Woodville School
|Established||2011 by the merger of Roade School (1956) and Kingsbrook School (1958)|
|Headteacher||Mrs Pamela Hutchison|
Deanshanger and Stratford Road Roade
The Elizabeth Woodville School, Northamptonshire, was formed by the merger of Roade Sports College and Kingsbrook Specialist Business and Enterprise College (or Kingsbrook College) in 2011. The school is a secondary school with academy status (part of the Learning Schools Trust), with locations in the villages of Deanshanger, and Stratford Road, Roade, both in South Northamptonshire. The merged school was renamed Elizabeth Woodville School. Woodville was born in Grafton Regis, which is halfway between the two sites, and was Queen consort of King Edward IV.
The former Kingsbrook school was given specialist status in 2006, following a grant from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). In June 2009 an Ofsted inspection judged the school to be "satisfactory".
In 2007 the school were runners-up in SSATs Student Voice competition, and in March 2008, Kingsbrook held its first Student Voice Conference, and the first of the type held in the county. Schools from the local area such as Campion, Guilsborough and Roade College, as well as those outside the area (i.e. Henley), attended the event and listened into the ways in which the idea of Student Voice can be and has been developed within the school.
- Clare Nasir (1983–1988), meteorologist and GMTV presenter.
- Max Rafferty (1995–2000), musician, The Kooks, attended Kingsbrook up to Y11.
- Derek Redmond, British Athlete, Olympian (Barcelona 1992), attended Roade Sports Collage, where a multi-use sports hall is named after him.
- David Capel, English Cricketer
- Alex Driscoll, Media Researcher for Sky Sports and winner of Best Double Act 2013.
- Peter Doyle, upcoming camera operator and winner of Best Double Act 2013.
Like Kingsbrook College, Roade School was also a Sports College in Northamptonshire with about 1,150 pupils.
The catchment area extended to Grange Park, Collingtree, Hackleton, Hardingstone, Blisworth, Stoke Bruerne and several other villages in the area. The school opened in 1956 as Roade Secondary Modern School changing to a Comprehensive School in 1975.
Merger with Roade
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