Myton School

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Myton School
Mytonbadge100.jpg
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Andy Perry
Location Myton Road
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 6PJ
England
Coordinates: 52°16′48″N 1°33′55″W / 52.2799°N 1.5654°W / 52.2799; -1.5654
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE URN 125767 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Each student in year 7 to 11 belongs to one of the Houses listed and participates in events to earn points for their particular House: Beauchamp, Leycester, Greville, Montgomery, Oken
Colours These are awarded in subject such as PE, Art, Eco-Club & Music in recognition of attendance, effort, commitment and achievement over the year.
Website www.mytonschool.co.uk

Myton School is an 11–18 coeducational comprehensive school. Most students live locally, although the school attracts students from outside the priority area. The school is located on Myton Road in the town of Warwick in Warwickshire, England. The history of the school in its current form dates from 1968. As of January 2015 the school has around 1,700 students.

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History[edit]

The school started life as Warwick School, a mixed-sex, non-selective secondary school which was opened in 1954.[2] In 1959 Oken became Oken High School for Boys when the girls were transferred to the newly established Beauchamp High School for Girls.[2] The two single-sex schools had each moved to the site that Myton School presently occupies and they were amalgamated in 1968. Since then the school has grown substantially as the size of each school year has increased, 11-year-olds were admitted for the first time in 1996 (when Warwickshire changed its secondary school start date to a year earlier) and as the Sixth Form has grown in size. The school became a grant maintained school in 1992, and a foundation school after grant maintained status was abolished by the incoming Labour government in 1997. Under the government's school specialisation funding scheme it has become a specialist Science College. On 1 July 2011, the school became an academy.


Controversy[edit]

Myton School caused outrage in November 2015 from its decision to board up one of the most important murals of the artist Alan Sorrell.[3] The School justified this act in a Newsletter under the Heading "Sorrell mural protected for future generations", saying "In the instance of our lower school reception, which acts as the main student entrance to the school, we felt that the whole area needed to be adapted to create a bright, engaging and stimulating entrance for our students." The unique mural has been covered by plastic boards with slogans such as Enthusiasm and zest, Self Control and, ironically, Curiosity.[4] The mural has now been Listed Grade II.[5]

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