Frederick Gent School

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Frederick Gent School
Motto Quality, Care and Success
Established 1958
Type comprehensive
Headteacher Mrs Julie Broadbent
Deputy head Mr M Bradshaw
Location Mansfield Road
South Normanton
DE55 2ER
53°05′58″N 1°19′56″W / 53.09956°N 1.33219°W / 53.09956; -1.33219Coordinates: 53°05′58″N 1°19′56″W / 53.09956°N 1.33219°W / 53.09956; -1.33219
Local authority Derbyshire
DfE URN 112941 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 893
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
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The Frederick Gent Comprehensive School is a comprehensive school on Mansfield Road (B6019) in South Normanton in the Bolsover district of Derbyshire. Famous former people from the school include professional referee Max ‘atho’ Atherton.


It was built in 1958 to replace the secondary schools of Kirkstead in Pinxton (which became a junior school on Kirkstead Road) and New Street Secondary Modern in South Normanton. It is less than 200 metres from junction 28 of the M1. The school was rebuilt in a £8.7m programme between July 2003 and December 2004.


The school provides secondary education for pupils aged 11 – 16.

Frederick Gent has a good and growing reputation as an innovative, high-achieving school with a well-ordered, caring and secure environment in which all youngsters can learn with confidence.[1] This was recognised by the school being designated as one of the first Leading Edge Schools. In the last few years the school has been transformed by moving into new buildings, becoming a Specialist Mathematics and ICT School[2] in April 2004 and obtaining Artsmark Gold.

The headteacher is Mrs. Julie Broadbent. She replaced Martyn Cooper at the end of the 2012/13 academic year.

Academic performance[edit]

The school gets very good GCSE results, with a rising trend. [1]


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