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
Established 1982
Type Academy
Headteacher David Spence [1]
Chair Omar Beg[1]
Location Rodway Hill
BS16 9LH
Local authority South Gloucestershire
DfE number 803/4006
DfE URN 142008 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,347
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Burgundy [2]

Mangotsfield School 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,[3] and the Chase School for Boys was located in Cossham Street and was established in about 1966.[4] 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.[3]

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 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.


  1. ^ a b "Mangotsfield School - Inspection Report". Ofsted. 12 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ "School Uniform: Burgundy Sweatshirts" (pdf). Mangotsfield Newsletter. Mangotsfield School. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "50th Anniversary Celebrations - 1957-2007". Mangotsfield School. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "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