Bishop David Brown School
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|The Bishop David Brown School|
|Department for Education URN||142284 Tables|
|Deputy Head Teacher||Darren Gould|
|Executive Head Teacher||Timothy Smith|
|Head Teacher||James Rodgers|
|Age||11 to 16|
The Bishop David Brown School is a mixed secondary school located in Woking, Surrey, England. 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.
Notable former pupils
- Rick Buckler - drummer with The Jam
- Bruce Foxton - bass player with The Jam
- Jilly Johnson - an early Page 3 Girl
- Rick Parfitt - guitarist with Status Quo
- Richard Shaw - footballer Crystal Palace
- Richard Short - actor
- Paul Weller - member of The Jam
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- "Inspection Report - The Bishop David Brown School". Ofsted. Retrieved 2011-06-30.[permanent dead link]
- "Jam from cover to cover". Get Surrey. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "The Jam the band". BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-30.