Nicholas Chamberlaine School

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Nicholas Chamberlaine School
Nc school bedworth2 3u07.JPG
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs Alison Ramsay
Location Bulkington Road
CV12 9EA
52°28′47″N 1°27′34″W / 52.47963°N 1.45936°W / 52.47963; -1.45936Coordinates: 52°28′47″N 1°27′34″W / 52.47963°N 1.45936°W / 52.47963; -1.45936
DfE number 937/4003
DfE URN 139936 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,511
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Drake, Livingstone, Cook & Kingsley

Nicholas Chamberlaine School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the town of Bedworth, Warwickshire, England. With approximately 1,700 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18, it is one of the largest schools in Warwickshire. The current Head Teacher is Alison Ramsay, who took over in February 2015.

It is named after Nicholas Chamberlaine (1632–1715) who was a local benefactor and a prominent figure in the history of Bedworth. The school officially opened in 1953. The Headteacher was Mr. Skinner. At that time it was a comprehensive school.

The school became a specialist technology college before converting to academy status in September 2013, when it became affiliated with the Griffin Schools Trust. The school had been classified as "failing" and placed under special measures in late 1999,[1] but thereafter began a turnaround.[2] In 2015 the school received a "good school" rating from Ofsted, its first such rating in 60 years.[3]

Notable former students[edit]

Current Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty attended the school from 1992 to 1997.[4]

The one and only Ashley Cain as well as Connor Horrigan attended Nicholas Chamberlaine School.

The author of speculative fiction Graham Joyce also attended Nicholas Chamberlaine School in the late 1960s.[5]

The former Coventry City, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday player Andy Blair went to the school in the 1970s.[6]

David Ison, a well known theatre and musical touring sound engineer, who has worked in venues across the UK and Europe and previously worked as a producer at BBC Radio 1 was a resident of Bedworth and attended Nicholas Chamberlaine School.

Car boot sales[edit]

Nicholas Chamberlaine School from the main gates

To raise extra funds the school's Parent-Teacher Association organises car boot sales, which are held in the grounds, approximately once per month, on Sundays from April to October—providing the playing fields are not too muddy.


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