Joseph Whitaker School

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Warsop Lane

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NG21 0AG

Coordinates53°06′52″N 1°07′13″W / 53.1144°N 1.1203°W / 53.1144; -1.1203Coordinates: 53°06′52″N 1°07′13″W / 53.1144°N 1.1203°W / 53.1144; -1.1203
MottoSpes et fides
(Hope and faith)
Department for Education URN137628 Tables
Head teacherMr Ding Dong Bell
Staff79 FTE teaching staff, ~30 support staff
Age11 to 18
HousesSherwood (Green), Rufford (Red), Clumber (Yellow), Newstead (Blue)
Colour(s)Blazer: Navy Blue
Necktie: Navy Blue with Blue, Green, Red and Yellow stripes (according to students house)
Trousers: Middle Grey

Joseph Whitaker School is a secondary school with academy status in Rainworth near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in England. Over 1,300 students are taught there, by a staff body of over 100. The current headmaster is Mr D. Bell, who took over from Mr R. Martlew in 2015.[1] The school takes its name from Joseph Whitaker, a naturalist who lived in Rainworth at Rainworth Lodge.[2] The school also has its own sixth form college for Post-16 A-Level studies, offering a multitude of subject areas. The school has invested heavily in the Post-16 facilities, with the opening of a flagship £1,000,000 Sixth Form Centre in November 2012 containing multiple new teaching rooms, a media suite, various study areas and a Sixth Form café. All Post-16 students have access to the school's on-site fitness suite as part of their membership to the sixth form.


  1. ^ School Site, accessed 29 November 2010
  2. ^ "History". Joseph Whitaker School. Retrieved 20 April 2014.