Mangotsfield School

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Coordinates: 51°28′48″N 2°29′01″W / 51.4799°N 2.4835°W / 51.4799; -2.4835

Mangotsfield School
Motto Courage Honesty Learning Respect
Established 1982
Type Academy
Headteacher David Spence
Executive Head William Roberts [1]
Co-chairs Keith Greenfield and Richard Iles [2]
Location Rodway Hill
BS16 9LH
Local authority South Gloucestershire
DfE number 803/4006
DfE URN 142008 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,236 (120 of which sixth form) [2]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Siston, Rodway, Chase, Pomphrey [3]
Colours Burgundy [4]

Mangotsfield School Specialist College in Engineering and Science is a secondary school and sixth form located in Mangotsfield in South Gloucestershire, north of the Kingswood suburb of Bristol.


The school was formed in 1982 after a merger of two pre-existing schools; Rodway School was established in 1957 and located at the current Mangotsfield School site opposite Rodway Common,[5] and the Chase School for Boys was located in Cossham Street and was established in about 1966.[6] The Cossham Street and Rodway sites provided the lower and upper school sites for Mangotsfield School respectively. The Cossham Street site was demolished in 1996 to make way for the Emersons Green housing estate. At this time, the whole school was moved to the enlarged Rodway site.[5]

Previously a community school administered by South Gloucestershire Council, Mangotsfield School converted to academy status in September 2015 sponsored by Castle School Educational Trust. However the school continues to coordinate with South Gloucestershire Council for admissions.


The school operates within five blocks:

  • The Brunel Block: English, mathematics and humanities.
  • The Concorde Block: engineering, design and technology.
  • The Da Vinci Art Centre
  • The modern foreign language (MFL) block
  • The Jenner science block

The school also has a Learning resource centre, Brunel restaurant, drama and PE halls and provides post-sixteen education in its sixth form centre.


Rodway Technical High School[edit]

Former teachers[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved 01 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ofsted Inspection Report 08-09 January 2015. Retrieved 01 June 2016.
  3. ^ Four Houses - One Community. Mangotsfield School Uniform Brochure 2016-2017
  4. ^ "School Uniform: Burgundy Sweatshirts" (pdf). Mangotsfield Newsletter. Mangotsfield School. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "50th Anniversary Celebrations - 1957-2007". Mangotsfield School. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Gloucestershire Archives: Online Catalogue - Reference D10824". Gloucestershire County Council. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • The History Of Mangotsfield School by R. S. Howlett, published by Downend Local History Society, 1980 ASIN B0043DD24G