Gladesmore Community School

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Gladesmore Community School
Gladesmore Community School logo.png
Motto Dream it, REACH for it, Achieve it
Type Community school, Comprehensive school
Headteacher Tony Hartney CBE
Location Crowland Road
Tottenham
London
N15 6EB
England
Coordinates: 51°34′49″N 0°03′52″W / 51.5802°N 0.0645°W / 51.5802; -0.0645
Local authority Haringey
DfE number 309/4033
DfE URN 102157 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 1215
Students 9 forms of entry
Gender mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses YEAR 7-9 Band A, B & C YEAR 10-11 X & Y
Colours Blue & Gold
Website www.gladesmore.com

Gladesmore Community School is a mixed-gender, comprehensive secondary school (ages 11–16) in Tottenham, London.[1] The school's specialisms include Gifted and Talented, Mathematics and Computing, and Applied Learning.[2]

History[edit]

Entrance to Gladesmore School on Crowland Road

Gladesmore combines a number of previous schools in the vicinity:

Crowland Road School opened in 1911 and became Crowland Secondary Modern in 1946.[3]

The Crowland School buildings then became part of the new Markfield Secondary Modern,[4] which was founded in 1956.[5][6]

Drayton School then replaced Markfield School, opening in Gladesmore Road in 1967.[7][8]

Gladesmore was a poor school in the 1970s-90s, but when Tony Hartney became Headteacher in 1999,[9] the school was transformed from Poor to Outstanding, receiving extremely positive reviews from Ofsted, it is rated as exemplary gaining 3 consecutive judgements of outstanding in all categories.[10][11] In 2006, Mr Hartney was appointed a CBE for his work at the school.[12]

Gladesmore received the Queen's Award for Service on 29 June 2011.[13][14] [15]

Prefecture[edit]

Pupils may apply to become a prefect in year 10, stating their qualities and suitability. In year 11, a head boy and head girl are appointed, along with a deputy for each. Students may vote for a boy and a girl in their year to become a part of the School Council. Gladesmore embraces the rich diversity of its community and plays a strong role in promoting improvements. The ethos of the school is extremely positive, friendly and uplifting. students and staff relate very well to each other and enjoy a 'family' atmosphere.

Value Life[edit]

In 2003, Gladesmore students founded the Value Life campaign, aiming to teach students how to stay safe and make the most of their life. It tackles gun and knife crime. This evolved into a series of large events, such as a carnival, a march, a music video and a short film.[16]

Value Life was supported by many officials, such as Queen Elizabeth II, Boris Johnson & David Cameron. The campaign won the Philip Lawrence Award in 2008.[17]

Everybody Dreams[edit]

In 2011, Gladesmore founded the Everybody Dreams campaign, which aims to improve the reputation of Tottenham after the 2011 England Riots. This included the release of a song performed by pupils at the school.[18][19] It was supported by people like Leona Lewis, Dave Stewart David Lammy,[20] Boris Johnson,[21] Westlife's Mark Feehily,[22] Ricky Gervais,[23] Jessica Ennis[24] and Wretch 32. The song reached number 33 in the iTunes Chart.[25][26]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Borough of Haringey Website: Schools & Education: Secondary Schools
  2. ^ Directory of Haringey Schools: Gladesmore School
  3. ^ 'Tottenham: Education', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 364-376. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26998 Date accessed: 08 November 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.ariver-runsthroughit.org.uk/sites/default/files/school_opening_ceremony_page_4.pdf
  5. ^ A River - Runs Through It: Markfield Secondary School - Opening Ceremony
  6. ^ 'Tottenham: Education', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 364-376. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26998 Date accessed: 05 November 2013.
  7. ^ Protz, Christine (2009). Tottenham (A History), p.122. Phillimore & Co Ltd, Chichester. ISBN 978-1860775994.
  8. ^ 'Tottenham: Education', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 364-376. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26998 Date accessed: 08 November 2013.
  9. ^ TES Connect: Head knighted for double act
  10. ^ Gladesmore School: Ofsted Inspection Report 2008
  11. ^ Ofsted: Gladesmore School
  12. ^ TES Connect: Head knighted for double act
  13. ^ School website: Queen Elizabeth II awards Gladesmore with the Queen's Award
  14. ^ Haringey Council webpage about Gladesmore School
  15. ^ Youle, Emma. "Rapper Wretch 32 celebrates Royal award for Tottenham school" Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 20 July 2011. Retrieved on 7 November 2013.
  16. ^ http://www.valuelife.org.uk/About_us/About_Us.html
  17. ^ Lamden, Tim "Tottenham school hosts awards launch in memory of murdered head", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 30 September 2011. Retrieved on 7 November 2013.
  18. ^ Drury, Flora. "Tottenham pupils bid for the charts", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Tottenham school releases celebrity-backed riot song", BBC News London, London, 19 August 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  20. ^ http://www.davidlammy.co.uk/Supporting_Everybody_Dreams_Gladesmore_School
  21. ^ Drury, Flora. "Boris Johnson: Song for Tottenham should be anthem for London", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Kx-wpHSF8
  23. ^ Drury, Flora. "Tottenham pupils bid for the charts", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  24. ^ Moore, Stephen. "Everybody Dreams documentary marks anniversary of riots and Gladesmore pupils’ rollercoaster ride", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 17 August 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  25. ^ Moore, Stephen. "Everybody Dreams documentary marks anniversary of riots and Gladesmore pupils’ rollercoaster ride", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 17 August 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  26. ^ Drury, Flora. "Tottenham students to continue chart bid", Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, London, 30 August 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  27. ^ Dingwall, John. "My school teachers set me on the way to pop stardom, says MOBO winner Chipmunk", Daily Record (Scotland), Glasgow, 16 October 2009. Retrieved on 7 November 2013.
  28. ^ Thompson, Ben "N-Dubz and the second coming of Brit pop", The Guardian, London, 1 November 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  29. ^ Samuel, Martin. "We can't let what happened to Bolt in Daegu be repeated at London 2012", Daily Mail, London, 29 August 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  30. ^ Lacey, Hester. "The Inventory: Professor Green", FT Magazine, London, 17 October 2014. Retrieved on 27 October 2014.
  31. ^ Aniagolu, Charles (2004). Osibisa - Living In The State Of Happy Vibes And Criss Cross Rhythms, p.70. Trafford Publishing, Victoria (CDN). ISBN 1-4120-2106-5.
  32. ^ Miguel Romero, Jose. "Sounders FC selects Steve Zakuani with first pick in MLS SuperDraft", The Seattle Times, Seattle, 15 January 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

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