Shelley College

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Shelley College (formerly known as Shelley High School)
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Coordinates53°35′31″N 1°39′55″W / 53.59199°N 1.66534°W / 53.59199; -1.66534Coordinates: 53°35′31″N 1°39′55″W / 53.59199°N 1.66534°W / 53.59199; -1.66534
TypeSecondary school
MottoValuing People, Supporting Personal Best
Local authorityKirklees
PrincipalDavid Wadsworth
Age13 to 18

Shelley College (formerly known as Shelley High School) is an upper school and sixth form college on the border between the villages of Shelley and Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire in England. The school gained Academy status in September 2011, as Shelley College - A Specialist Centre for Science.[1] However, as of November 2014, it is no longer a specialist in science.

Unlike most high schools, pupils join Shelley College at Year 9, aged 13, because there is a middle school system in the surrounding area. The school has two main feeder schools, Kirkburton Middle School, which received a Grade 2 'Good' Ofsted report in April 2015, and Scissett Middle School, which also received a Grade 2 Ofsted report in November 2013.

The school has departments for science and design technology. The sixth form has its own separate block, the Altitude Building, which holds a small café, study room (ICT suite), office and toilets.

In February 2013, the school opened a new dining area and pastoral offices, followed by a new assembly hall and library in May 2013.

The 2013 Ofsted inspection report awarded the school 'Outstanding', an overall grade 1.[2]

As of June 2018, Shelley College belonged to the expanding SHARE Multi-Academy Trust.

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  1. ^ "Shelley College - A Specialist Centre for Science", Ofsted. Retrieved 12 December 2011
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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