John Colet School

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John Colet School
Coordinates51°46′01″N 0°44′22″W / 51.766877°N 0.739388°W / 51.766877; -0.739388Coordinates: 51°46′01″N 0°44′22″W / 51.766877°N 0.739388°W / 51.766877; -0.739388
SpecialistHumanities College
Department for Education URN137261 Tables
HeadteacherMr P Harty
Age11 to 18

The John Colet School is a co-educational secondary school in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England.[1] In August 2011 the school became an Academy.[2]

The school was founded in the 1950s, and is named after churchman and scholar John Colet. In September 2006 the school celebrated its 50th anniversary. The school collaborated with other local schools and organised a huge street party, this has now become a festivity and has carried on for the last 5 years. The school enrols children from all year groups to help run the event and various stalls. This includes the beer and wine stalls and the blackjack stalls mainly.

It takes children from the age of 11 through to the age of 18. The school has approximately 1,014 pupils, with approximately 140 students in the sixth form. There are around 60 staff at the school. There are numerous support staff who fulfil a range of duties throughout the site. The Senior Leadership Team is made up of four assistant headteachers and the headteacher.

A year group is made up of six forms, Burke, Canning, Disraeli, Gladstone, Hampden and Steele; named after Edmund Burke, George Canning, Benjamin Disraeli, William Ewart Gladstone, John Hampden and Richard Steele respectively. Once in sixth form these forms are incorporated into three form groups Burke, Canning and Disraeli.

Specialist status[edit]

The school was awarded specialist Humanities College status by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, with effect from September 2008. It specialised in English, History and Religious Education.[3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Schools Directory". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Open academies map and schools submitting applications". Department for Education. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Specialist status for John Colet School". Aylesbury Today (The Bucks Herald). 18 June 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". Department for Children, Schools and Families. September 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2008.

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