Elizabeth Woodville School

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Elizabeth Woodville School
Established 2011 by the merger of Roade School (1956) and Kingsbrook School (1958)
Type academy
Headteacher Mr Jeremy Bennet.[1]
Deanshanger and Stratford Road Roade

MK19 6HN
Coordinates: 52°02′59″N 0°52′54″W / 52.0496°N 0.8816°W / 52.0496; -0.8816
Local authority Northamptonshire
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Website EWS website

To be distinguished from Elizabeth Woodville Primary School, Groby, Leicestershire.[2]

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.[3]

Kingsbrook site[edit]

The catchment area includes Alderton, Cosgrove, Deanshanger, Furtho, Grafton Regis, Old Stratford, Passenham, Paulerspury, Potterspury, Pury End, Puxley, Wicken and Yardley Gobion.

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".[4]

In 2007 the school were runners-up in SSATs Student Voice competition,[5] 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.

Kingsbrook College was a member of the Luffield Group, which is a group of state and independent schools in North Bucks and South Northamptonshire.[6]

The site covers approximately 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi), and was the site of a Roman villa from the 1st century AD to the middle of the 4th century.[7]

Sports facilities[edit]

The site has a TigerTurf 'All Weather Pitch', which received a FIFA Recommended 1 Star rating.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Roade site[edit]

Like Kingsbrook College, Roade School was also a Sports College in Northamptonshire with about 1,150 pupils.[10]

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.[11]

Merger with Roade[edit]

On 14 March 2011 the school announced a proposed merger with Roade Sports College, citing falling roll, poor results and inadequate budget management.[12][13]