Sir Henry Cooper School

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Sir Henry Cooper School
An image of Sir Henry Cooper School
Motto 'Achievement for all in a caring environment'
Established 1967
Closed 2012
Type Secondary school
Location Thorpepark Road
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
53°47′35″N 0°22′26″W / 53.79312°N 0.37398°W / 53.79312; -0.37398Coordinates: 53°47′35″N 0°22′26″W / 53.79312°N 0.37398°W / 53.79312; -0.37398
Local authority Hull
DfE URN 118105 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 11–16

Sir Henry Cooper School was a coeducational, secondary school located on Thorpepark Road in Orchard Park Estate, Kingston upon Hull, England. On the school ground is the North Site of the Hull City Learning Centre, no longer part of the City Learning Centres, in the school Information Technology building.


In 1854 Sir Henry Cooper was elected Mayor of Hull and, on the occasion of the visit of Queen Victoria in October of that year, he received a Knighthood. He became a member and first Chairman of the Hull School Board in 1871. When the Board Schools opened in 1876 at Bean Street, Hull, they were named the 'Sir Henry Cooper Schools' and, following their closure, the name was transferred to this school when it opened in September 1967.[citation needed]

Sir Henry Cooper School closed in 2012, with pupils transferring to the newly built Thomas Ferens Academy.[1] The building of the academy, sponsored by the University of Hull, met local opposition, with concerns that construction could cause "flooding, traffic problems and loss of green space".[2] The school was renamed Sirius Academy North in 2015.

From September 2012 to September 2013 the school site was the temporary home of Newland School for Girls, while its own buildings were reconstructed.[3]

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