Ivanhoe College

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Ivanhoe College
Ivanhoe Specialist Technology College.jpg
North Street

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LE65 1HX

Coordinates52°45′00″N 1°28′07″W / 52.74994°N 1.46848°W / 52.74994; -1.46848Coordinates: 52°45′00″N 1°28′07″W / 52.74994°N 1.46848°W / 52.74994; -1.46848
TypeMiddle school, academy
Department for Education URN138350 Tables
Chair of GovernorsMartin Mabey
PrincipalMrs Anne-Marie Blewitt, Mrs Alford
Age11 to 14
HousesAir, Fire, Earth, Water
Colour(s)Bright pink

Ivanhoe College is a coeducational middle school located in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England.

The school was established in 1954 and named after the historical novel Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, part of which was set at Ashby de la Zouch Castle.[2] Now an academy, it caters for students between the ages of 11 and 14.[citation needed] Between 2004 and 2005 a new science block was constructed at the school.[citation needed] The school in 2013 had a new dinner hall and cafe dining area. Also in 2013 the school removed most of the lockers. The school has four houses, named Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

British values[edit]

The school actively promotes British Values as set out by the UK Government in its 2011 Prevent Strategy,[3] aimed at preventing the radicalization of young people. Fundamental British Values are defined as a respect for democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.[4] The school embeds these principles into their Behaviour Policies and House Leader elections , and throughout the curriculum. The school also informs parents that any opposition to these values will be reported to the Leicestershire Prevent Team.[5]


  1. ^ "Ivanhoe Specialist Technology College". Department for Children, Schools and Families. Retrieved 6 February 2008.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Ivanhoe". SparkNotes. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales" (PDF). gov.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ "British Values". Ivanhoe.co.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Leicester Prevent". leicesterprevent.co.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2017.