Samworth Church Academy

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Samworth Church Academy
Samworth Church Academy logo.JPG
Established Technical School 1945
Secondary School 1957
Academy from 2008
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Principal Barry Found[1]
Location Sherwood Hall Road
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 2DY
England
DfE number 891/6905
DfE URN 135583 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website School homepage

Samworth Church Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Mansfield in the English county of Nottinghamshire.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

The school moved to new premises on the opposite side of Mansfield in 1957, becoming known as "Sherwood Hall Secondary School".[4]

In 1958 "The Sherwood Hall Girls Secondary School" was opened.[5]

Recent history[edit]

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,[6] 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.[7] The new construction was funded by central government.[8]

Curriculum[edit]

Samworth Church Academy offers GCSEs, BTECs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils,[9] while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and further BTECs.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Principal Barry Found's welcome message Retrieved 2014-12-19
  2. ^ "The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  3. ^ [1] '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
  4. ^ [2] '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
  5. ^ [3] '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
  6. ^ "FAQs | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  7. ^ Chad, local newspaper Samworth building plans set for green light from planners Retrieved 2014-02-12
  8. ^ Nottinghamshire County Council November 2013 Report to Finance and Property Committee Retrieved 2014-02-16
  9. ^ "Curriculum | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  10. ^ "Subjects Taught at Sixth Form | The Samworth Church Academy". Samworth.schudio.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 

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