Bishop David Brown School

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The Bishop David Brown School
Albert Drive

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GU21 5RF

Coordinates51°20′10″N 0°31′28″W / 51.33607°N 0.5245°W / 51.33607; -0.5245Coordinates: 51°20′10″N 0°31′28″W / 51.33607°N 0.5245°W / 51.33607; -0.5245
Local authoritySurrey
Department for Education URN142284 Tables
Deputy Head TeacherDarren Gould
Executive Head TeacherTimothy Smith
Head TeacherJames Rodgers
Age11 to 16

The Bishop David Brown School is a mixed secondary school located in Woking, Surrey, England.[2] Its former name is Sheerwater Secondary School. In 1982 Sheerwater Secondary School merged with the Queen Elizabeth II School and changed its name to the Bishop David Brown School, named after David Brown, Church of England Bishop of Guildford 1973–82. The school is commonly referred to as BDB.

Previously a community school administered by Surrey County Council, in October 2015 The Bishop David Brown School was converted to academy status. The school is now part of the Unity Schools Trust, but continues to coordinate with Surrey County Council for admissions.

In the Summer of 2017, the headmaster, Stuart Shepard, retired after 12 years at the school. He was replaced by the new Headmaster, Mr James Rodgers, who took over the school in the first term of the 2017-18 year.


The 2007 OFSTED inspection states "The school is inspiring, motivating and caring". The school, previously in special measures, was rated as "Good" at that time. The most recent inspection in May 2011 rated the school as Grade 3 - Satisfactory.[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Edubase
  2. ^ "Edubase: Establishment: The Bishop David Brown School". Department for Education. Retrieved 2011-06-30.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Inspection Report - The Bishop David Brown School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2011-06-30.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c "Jam from cover to cover". Get Surrey. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
  5. ^ "The Jam the band". BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-30.

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