Moulsham High School

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Moulsham High School
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Motto Enjoy, Enrich and Achieve
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Mark Farmer
Deputy Heads Miss Mead, Mr Stevens
Chair Mr S. Bennett
Location Brian Close
Coordinates: 51°43′06″N 0°28′13″E / 51.718382°N 0.470363°E / 51.718382; 0.470363
Local authority Essex
DfE number 881/4480
DfE URN 136863 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students Approx. 1,500
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Crompton, Knight, Strutt, Marconi and Tindal

Moulsham High School is an academy school in Chelmsford, Essex.[1] The headteacher is Mr M. Farmer.[2]

About Moulsham High School[edit]

Moulsham is a comprehensive school located in Chelmsford, Essex. The school is unique in teaching boys and girls separately while still allowing them to mix and develop together socially. The result of this policy is that students achieve consistently above the national average

Most Recent Ofsted Report[edit]

Highlights from a recent Ofsted report[2] include:

• "Personal development and well-being of students is outstanding"

• "All groups of learners are well cared for and supported"

• "Students put their good knowledge to excellent effect"


The Moulsham High School was built as a senior boys school in 1938. The lack of teachers after World War II meant that classes had limited teachers. There were only 10-25 boys per class. At the end of every year, an elderly gentleman[who?] would visit the school and give a prize to the best pupil. There were no examinations held in 1950, and most of the boys were expected to go to work at local factories. Discipline was strict, and misbehavior would mean being sent to the headmaster's office where he had two canes. Mr 'Jock' Hutchinson was the first headmaster. Hutchinson had previously been headmaster at Trinity Road School. As a keen boxer, Hutchinson held boxing sessions during lunch break. The most notable headmaster and longest serving was Brian Andrews (1921-2014) he became the headmaster in 1963, and devised the current single sex teaching ethos in 1972. He retired in 1990,where he was replaced by Chris Nichols who retired in 2010 and was replaced by the current headmaster Mark Farmer. At the end of every academic year the school has a headmasters book where students are invited to sign it if they have achieved something outstanding in school and sometimes out, the record to date for the most number of signatures is seven.


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