Samworth Church Academy
|Established||Technical School 1945
Secondary School 1957
Academy from 2008
|Religion||Church of England|
|Location||Sherwood Hall Road
|DfE URN||135583 Tables|
The school was established as "The Mansfield Secondary Technical School", which opened in 1945. It was housed in Nissen huts left over by a U.S. Army Hospital after the end of World War II on the outskirts of Mansfield, occupying the same site used by the current King's Mill Hospital.
The school moved to new premises on the opposite side of Mansfield in 1957, becoming known as "Sherwood Hall Secondary School".
In 1958 "The Sherwood Hall School for Girls" was opened, later known as Sherwood Hall Technical School for Girls. Sherwood Hall Technical Grammar School For Boys moved to the site in 1961.
Previously a community school administered by Nottinghamshire County Council, Sherwood Hall School converted to academy status on 1 September 2008 and was renamed Samworth Church Academy. The school is now sponsored by the Church of England Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and businessman Sir David Samworth, however the school continues to coordinate with Nottinghamshire County Council for admissions.
Shortly after converting from a school to academy, in December 2008 planning consent was obtained to erect a new, high, large building upon open space on the opposite side of the site close to the boundary and overlooking rear gardens of nearby residential streets which angered the owners. The new construction was funded by central government.
The new school was officially opened on 18 April 2011 by the Princess Royal.
Samworth Church Academy offers GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and further BTECs.
Notable former pupils
Sherwood Hall Technical Grammar School for Boys
Sherwood Hall Technical School for Girls
- Corinne Hollingworth, TV producer, Executive Producer from 1994-96 of EastEnders, Controller of Drama from 1996-2003 at Channel 5, and Head of Continuing Series from 2004-08 at ITV
- Samworth Enterprise Academy, Leicester
- Principal Barry Found's welcome message Retrieved 2014-12-19
- "The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
-  'Our Mansfield and Area' website administered by Mansfield District Council Museum ANNALS OF MANSFIELD - 'Timeline' "1945 - A Secondary Technical School opened in the Nissen huts" and "1948 - The Mansfield Secondary Technical School, Sutton Road, was officially opened" Retrieved 2014-02-12
-  'Our Mansfield and Area' website administered by Mansfield District Council Museum ANNALS OF MANSFIELD - 'Timeline' "1957 - The Secondary Technical School moved...to Sherwood Hall." Retrieved 2014-02-12
-  'Our Mansfield and Area' website administered by Mansfield District Council Museum ANNALS OF MANSFIELD - 'Timeline' "1958, 17 September - The Sherwood Hall Girls Secondary School was officially opened.." Retrieved 2014-02-12
- "FAQs | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- Chad, local newspaper Samworth building plans set for green light from planners Retrieved 2014-02-12
- Nottinghamshire County Council November 2013 Report to Finance and Property Committee Retrieved 2014-02-16
- "Curriculum | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
- "Subjects Taught at Sixth Form | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.