Myers Grove School

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Myers Grove School
Established c. 1960-2011
Type State, Secondary School
Location Wood Lane
South Yorkshire
S6 5HG
53°23′53″N 1°31′10″W / 53.3981°N 1.5194°W / 53.3981; -1.5194Coordinates: 53°23′53″N 1°31′10″W / 53.3981°N 1.5194°W / 53.3981; -1.5194
Local authority City of Sheffield
Students 1050
Ages 11–16

Myers Grove School was a secondary school (11–16) in the north-west of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The school was bidding to become a businesses and enterprise college. It has now merged with Wisewood School & Community Sports College to become Forge Valley Community School, opened in September 2011.

Myers Grove opened in about 1960 as the first purpose-built comprehensive school in Sheffield. It originally had a 6th form, lost in a reorganisation in 1988, when the Lower School buildings became the Wood Lane buildings of Loxley College, part of Sheffield College.

Headteachers of Myers Grove School[edit]

  • 1960 - 1978 William Hill
  • 1978 - 1993 Roy Yates
  • 1993 - 1998 David Lowe
  • 1998 - 2003 Gerry Richardson
  • 2003 - 2004 John Hull
  • 2004 - 2008 John Wilkinson[1]
  • 2008 - 2011 Andrew Ireland (acting head) / Diane McKinley (executive head)[1]

Andrew Ireland was appointed acting head, with Diane McKinley in overall charge during the ongoing merger with Wisewood School as executive head. The proposed merger was opposed by a group of parents despite the opposition being rejected by the High Court in early 2007.[citation needed]

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Kate Bottley, Anglican priest, TV personality, and journalist


  1. ^ a b "Merger school head in quit shock", The Star, 8 August 2008

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