Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre

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Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre
Address

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HU3 1UR

Coordinates53°45′21″N 0°20′48″W / 53.755765°N 0.346649°W / 53.755765; -0.346649Coordinates: 53°45′21″N 0°20′48″W / 53.755765°N 0.346649°W / 53.755765; -0.346649
Information
TypeAdult and further education
EstablishedSeptember 2001
GenderMixed
Age16+
Website

Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre is a centre operated by HCC Training offering adult education and further education.[1]

History[edit]

Endeavour High School[edit]

Endeavour school from Beveley Road. (2011)

Endeavour High School was created in 2001 from a merger of two existing schools: William Gee and Amy Johnson.[2] In the same year the planning process began for a new school on the site of the former Kingston General Hospital, together with sports facilities on a former council depot site.[3] It moved to a new £15 million site on Beverley Road in 2003,[4] construction of the school was funded by cash raised by the sale of shares in Kingston Communications by the City Council.[5] A sports facility north of the school in Temple Street, Stepney was also built.

In March 2004 Endeavour was placed in special measures, following an inspection by Ofsted. The school came out of special measures in December 2005.[6] The school was placed in special measures again in 2009.[7]

In the five years to 2009 the school's pass rate improved from 9% to 35%.[7] In 2010 the school achieved its best ever GCSE results with 73% of students leaving with 5 A*–C and 99% of pupils leaving with at least 1 GCSE A*–G, or equivalent pass.[8]

It was reported in 2011 that the council was considering closing the school and using the site for a work training centre.[9] The school was put in special measures for a third time in 2012.[10]

Endeavour High School logo

By 2013 the school had only 500 pupils out of a capacity of 1200, with the school population expected to fall further; in addition the school had failed to find a sponsor for it to gain Academy status;[10] the low pupil numbers made the school financially unviable.[5] Additional, between 2005 and 2013 the City participated in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, refurbishing or rebuilding over 20 schools;[11][9] and many other secondary schools had spare places (2011).[9] As a result, Hull City Council began examining the case to begin the closure procedure.[10]

In November 2013 Hull City Council announced a consultation on the possible closure of Endeavour High School. The council proposed to transfer pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 to different schools in September 2014, with full closure of the school commencing in August 2015.[12] In March 2014 Hull City Council formally made the decision to close Endeavour High School as of summer 2015. The remaining 210 students continued with their GCSEs while the other 170 switched schools.[5]

In June 2015 it saw the last of its 101 pupils leave, with the school officially closing on 31 August 2015.[13]

Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre[edit]

In May 2014 HCC Training announced plans to offer adult education and training courses from the site, starting September 2014; as well as opening the sports facilities up for community use.[14] As a result, adult education provision at a number of sites in the city ceased and transferred to the Beverley Road site in September 2014.[15] After Endeavour High School closed in June 2015 the site was renamed Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HCC Training".
  2. ^ "Welcome to our school - Endeavour High School". Endeavour High School. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  3. ^ "(01/01039/PO) 1. REDEVELOP HOSPITAL SITE TO FORM 1200 PLACE SECONDARY SCHOOL. 2. REDEVELOP COUNCIL DEPOT SITE TO INCLUDE SPORTSHALL AND PLAYING FIELDS FOR SCHOOL. 3. FORM FOOTPATH/CYCLE LINK BETWEEN THE TWO SITES". Hull City Council. 12 February 2001. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  4. ^ "New £15m school opens its doors". BBC News. 10 September 2003. Retrieved 29 November 2007.
  5. ^ a b c Young, Angus (17 March 2014). "Endeavour High School in Hull to close in summer 2015". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  6. ^ "School inspection reports". Ofsted. 7 December 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2007.
  7. ^ a b "School in special measures again". BBC News. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Endeavour's Best GCSE Results – Head's-Introduction". Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  9. ^ a b c "Flagship Hull school faces axe after just eight years – may train energy workers". Hull Daily Mail. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  10. ^ a b c "Hull's Endeavour High School fails to find academy sponsor". BBC News Humberside. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Hull's Building Schools for the Future project has created remarkable legacy for city". Hull Daily Mail. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Consultation into closure of Hull's Endeavour High School". BBC News. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Hull's Endeavour School closes for the final time". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Hull Endeavour High School stays open for adult courses". BBC News. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Endeavour School will be adult education hub, Hull City Council confirms". Hull Daily Mail. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.

Sources[edit]

Endeavour High School
Sculcoates Union Workhouse

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