Garendon High School

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The Garendon High School
Motto "Teaching Excellence"
Established 1954
Closed 2012
Last Headteacher Mr Sutton
Location Thorpe Hill
LE11 4SQ
Coordinates: 52°46′17″N 1°14′24″W / 52.77147°N 1.23988°W / 52.77147; -1.23988
Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN 120253 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 558
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–14
Colours Red and Black          
Website The Garendon High School

Garendon High School was a middle school located in Thorpe Acre, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. It contained three years (7, 8 and 9) and altogether there were 558 pupils in 2008/2009.

The school closed over Summer 2012.


Garendon High School, which opened in 1954, was a middle school for around 560 students aged 11 to 15.

The school was recognized in its 2007 Ofsted inspection as "A good school with many outstanding features".[1]

In September 2008, the school was awarded the status of Specialist Sports College.

It was designated as a "Lead School" by the local authority and achieved International School Status and Healthy Schools Accreditation. The school also achieved the prestigious Artsmark Gold standard.

As of September 2012, Burleigh Community College and Garendon High School merged to become Charnwood College, a through school from ages 11 to 19.[2]