Meole Brace School

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Meole Brace School
Logo for Meole Brace Secondary school.png
Motto Achievement * Respect * Community
Established 1956
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs Hilary Burke (Resigned)
Deputy Headteacher Mr Stephen Pierce
Chair of Governors Joy Tetsill
Founders Mr Samuel Bromwich
Location Longden Road
Meole Brace

Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 9DW
England
52°41′32″N 2°46′07″W / 52.6922°N 2.7687°W / 52.6922; -2.7687Coordinates: 52°41′32″N 2°46′07″W / 52.6922°N 2.7687°W / 52.6922; -2.7687
Local authority Shropshire Council
DfE URN 123573 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students ~ 1200
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Blue     
Website www.meolebrace.com
Meole Brace School areal shot

Meole Brace School is a coeducational secondary school in the suburb of Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, England. It is one of two state-funded secondary schools in South Shrewsbury and serves a wide catchment area which includes Bayston Hill and some rural estates south of Shrewsbury. There is also multiple school buses providing children in the north of the town with direct access to and from school [1]

It previously held Science College specialist status and was awarded the Sportsmark by the Sports Council. Ofsted rated the school "Good" in 2015, paying special attention to the above average results in Religious Studies, Geography, Drama and Modern Foreign Languages at GCSE level. The school also has Ofsted "Good" ratings in every category.[2] As it does not have a sixth form, students transfer to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology or an independent school. Still, Meole Brace - sometimes abbreviated to MBS - is the largest secondary school within Shrewsbury.

Introduced in 2016, the school also boasts six houses, dubbed 'Communities.' These are: Red, Orange, Silver, Green, Blue and Purple. This replaced the previous system of effectively splitting the school into two for lower school - the 'Y's and the G's. Originally, the Y's took French and the G's German - but this was ended some time before the introduction of communities.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Extra-Curricular[edit]

Demountable block built torwards the east of the school, 2016-17. These classrooms include English and Maths

Meole Brace is noted throughout the town for its wide variety of after-school clubs. These include a wide variety of sporting clubs such as football, cricket, hockey, table tennis and netball – some of which have teams that play in local tournaments. There is also – amongst others – an art club, cooking clubs and an annual School Production; which combines the Music and Drama Departments to put on a December show. In 2017, this was Bugsy Malone.

During exam season, many departments run revision sessions before and after school for Year 11, which students are encouraged to attend.

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