Robert Blake Science College

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Robert Blake Science College
Motto Learning for tomorrow's world
Established 1956
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr Rob Gammon
Chair Mr R Cheetham
Location Hamp Avenue
51°07′13″N 3°00′14″W / 51.1203°N 3.0040°W / 51.1203; -3.0040Coordinates: 51°07′13″N 3°00′14″W / 51.1203°N 3.0040°W / 51.1203; -3.0040
Local authority Somerset County Council
DfE URN 123878 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 719
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses      Quantock

Robert Blake Science College is a mixed secondary school in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.[1]

The school, which was established in 1956,[2] has specialist Science College status, has 719 students between the ages of 11 and 16.

The school is named after Robert Blake (1599 — 17 August 1657), one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England, and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century, who was born in Bridgwater.

Bridgwater was selected as the first town in the South West level to be selected for the UK governments Building Schools for the Future initiative,[3] which aimed to rebuild and renew nearly every secondary school in England.[4] Within Bridgwater, Building Schools for the Future was to develop all of the 4 secondary schools along with 2 special provision schools, Elmwood School and Penrose School at an expected cost of around £100 Million. [5] This included the complete relocation and rebuilding of a new school combining the both Haygrove and Penrose School.

In July 2010 several components of the scheme for Bridgwater schools were cancelled and others were still under discussion.[6]

Robert Blake Science College in 2011


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  2. ^ "Bridgwater: Education". Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Somerset Building Schools for the Future". Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Building Schools for the Future". Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Building Schools for the Future in Bridgwater". Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  6. ^ Williams, Rachel (2010-07-09). "The schools that will have to make do with crumbling buildings". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 

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