Garth Hill College

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Garth Hill College
Type Community School
Headteacher Mr Keith Grainger
Location Bull Lane
RG42 2AD
Coordinates: 51°25′11″N 0°44′49″W / 51.41967°N 0.74698°W / 51.41967; -0.74698
Local authority Bracknell Forest
DfE URN 110069
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
  • Brownlow
  • Fielden
  • Haversham
  • Lawrence
Colours Navy blue & yellow
Website Garth Hill College

Garth Hill College (also Garth Hill and Garth) is a secondary school in Bracknell, England and is on the same site as the Wick Hill Centre, which is now part of Bracknell and Wokingham College . It was created as Garth Hill School (a Comprehensive) in September 1969 from an amalgamation of Wick Hill Secondary Modern School (opened 1956) and neighbouring Garth Grammar School (opened 1965), the name of the latter referring to a former local fox hunt. The school underwent a £40 million rebuild in 2010, opened by HRH Princess Anne the same year. The School has recently gained yet another new building for the sixth form of Garth Hill, costing £6 million and opened in 2015 by the Mayor of Bracknell.

Past students include Adrian Williams the former Reading and Wales footballer, currently a sports presenter with Radio Berkshire, and Daniela Relph a news correspondent with the BBC. The current principal is Mr K G Grainger.

The college is split into 4 houses - Brownlow, Lawrence, Haversham and Fielden. They are all named after key figures who have helped the town of Bracknell, where the school is located, in some way, for example Charles Brownlow, who built Brownlow hall in the Warfield area and Thomas Lawrence owner of a nearby, but now defunct, brickworks. Each house also represents a subject group. Brownlow represents science and technology, Lawrence - language and communications, Fielden - Maths & information studies and Haversham - Physical, creative and moral studies.


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