Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
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Handsworth Grange Community Sports College also known as Handsworth Grange School is a single academy trust located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The school educates over 1,000 pupils. The building was previously the site of Beaver Hill Comprehensive, but the school changed its name when it amalgamated with Brook School.
The present headteacher is Anne Quaile. School was designated "good" by OFSTED in 2012. GCSE results had risen for 6 years in a row making the school one of the most improved schools in Sheffield over the last few years. The school converted to academy status in October 2014. Since the conversion to an academy the results have taken a dramatic drop down to 41% 5A*-C from the 2014 figure of 60%, and the 2013 peak of 63%. The school failed to make these results public to the media on results day, but did release a "Progress 8" figure an year earlier than required of +0.23.
The school won a KS4 Pupil Premium award in 2015 for the progress made with disadvantaged pupils. It was also nominated for the £250000 national award. The school's Pupil Premium champion was former Deputy Head Bev Matthews who has now moved on to a new role as Head Teacher at "Education Yorkshire" school Thornhill Academy.
Handsworth Grange is one of several schools in the city to house a multi-functional Sports College. A new gym was adapted as part of a national inclusive fitness initiative to enable people with disabilities to have the same facilities as those who are able bodied. It was opened, in July 2005, by the Minister of Sport Richard Caborn. A number of summer numeracy schools have been established to bridge the gap in maths standards between primary and secondary levels. Secretary of State for Education and Employment David Blunkett visited the school, in order to examine their scheme, in August 1999.
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