Mandeville School, Aylesbury
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|Motto||learning today, leading tomorrow|
|Headteacher||Mrs Andria Hanham|
|DfE URN||141615 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Hartwell, Windsor, Rothschild, Verney, Chequers|
|Colours||Black,red and yellow|
As recently as 2000 the school had a reputation as a failing school. It failed OFSTED inspections and was forced to close to students for one day each week because of a lack of available teachers. However this was rectified very quickly only resulting in a single 4-day week. The school has since had an improvement, resulting in a 3 from Ofsted. It continues to improve under the leadership of Andria Hanham, Principal, who took on the role in November 2015.
However in 1996 a new headteacher with a reputation for turning failing schools around took over and the school saw significant changes. The level of students being excluded (either temporarily or permanently) from the school dropped and exam passes increased. In July 2004 the school was awarded specialist school status as a Sports College, an accolade reserved for the more successful schools in England. In January 2015 the school converted to academy status.
The school works with UNESCO in aiming to stop child labour and has a group of students set up who are interested in doing so. These students are also partnered with a school in Lebanon.
The schools 6th Form Challengers are also raising money to fund their volunteer trip to Kenya in 2009 where they will visit an AIDS orphanage.
Mobile phone masts
Mandeville School is one of several Buckinghamshire schools which host mobile phone masts. Contracts between Buckinghamshire County Council and various mobile phone operators generate an income of £145,000 per annum, of which about £59,000 comes from contracts for masts that are installed in schools.
- "Questions and Answers for County Council Meeting" (PDF). Buckinghamshire County Council. 22 January 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-16.[dead link]
- "Is there a mast near you?". News of the World. Retrieved 2007-04-16.