Hall Garth Community Arts College

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Hall Garth Community Arts College
Closed 2010
Type Community
Chair Debbie Bivan[1]
Location Hall Drive

North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 54°32′35″N 1°14′42″W / 54.54319°N 1.24490°W / 54.54319; -1.24490
Local authority Middlesbrough
DfE URN 111722 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 690[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website www.hallgarth.middlesbrough.sch.uk

Hall Garth Community Arts College, originally Hall Garth School, was a secondary school in Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England.

The students of the school came from areas with higher than average levels of socio-economic deprivation. The number of students from minority ethnic groups, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities, were well above average.[1]

In 2000, it became a performing arts school and, in 2007, was renamed to Hall Garth Community Arts College from Hall Garth School.[2]

Fatal stabbing incident[edit]

Hall Garth was the scene of a fatal stabbing, on 28 March 1994, when Stephen Wilkinson burst into a maths class room and stabbed several children including 12-year-old Nikki Conroy who died from her injuries. In October 2003 a permanent police presence was established on site. Wilkinson was subsequently convicted of manslaughter. A school memorial garden was opened for Nikki, in March 2004.[3][4]

Anti-bullying initiatives[edit]

The school established several initiatives in order to tackle bullying. The students made a video of an anti-bullying theatre performance in December 2004.[5] Then in May 2005 the school hired an anti-bullying co-ordinator and set up a peer support group of older pupils.[6]


Hall Garth Community Arts College and King's Manor School formally closed in 2010 and were replaced with Oakfields Community College.


  1. ^ a b c "Hall Garth Community Arts College". Ofsted. March 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Hall Garth school launches hall of fame". Gazette News. 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Police officer on patrol to keep school safe". The Northern Echo. 2003-10-07. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Family will remember schoolgirl". BBC News. 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Tough role at play time". Evening Gazette. 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  6. ^ "The bully busters". Evening Gazette. 2005-05-12. Retrieved 2008-03-12.