Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

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Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
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Motto 'Working together to Inspire, Challenge and Achieve'
Established 1947
Type Academy Grammar School
Headteacher Mr Stephen Box
Location Oxford Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP21 8PE
England Coordinates: 51°48′48″N 0°49′25″W / 51.813198°N 0.823578°W / 51.813198; -0.823578
DfE number 825/4065
DfE URN 136845 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1030
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses 5
Colours Maroon     
Former pupils Old Floydians
Website www.sirhenryfloyd.bucks.sch.uk

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. It is named after Sir Henry Floyd, a former Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. It is one of three Grammar Schools in Aylesbury. As a selective state school, its entry requirements are governed by the exam taken by students entering Year 7.

The school educates both boys and girls from the age of 11, in year 7, through to the age of 18, in year 13 (Upper VI). The school has its largest intakes at Year 7 followed by Year 12 (Lower VI). On completing GCSEs, most pupils stay on to complete their A-levels at the school's sixth-form.

History[edit]

The school was founded as the Aylesbury Technical College in 1947. The original school was built in Walton Road Aylesbury and remained there until the early 1960s. The School had been a "selective" school for many years requiring a "pass" in the "11 Plus" to attain entry. When it moved to its current site on Oxford Road, the name was changed to Aylesbury Technical High School. In 1965, the school was renamed as The Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, after Sir Henry Floyd, the then Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

Facilities[edit]

The school is situated on Oxford Road in Aylesbury, sharing a large site adjacent to Aylesbury College.

The school has a modern performing arts building, complete with theatre, music practice rooms and a recording studio. It also has a fully equipped, modern library, which contains computers, internet access, and multimedia resources, as well as the usual books, newspapers and periodicals.

The school has well equipped computer rooms, two of which are specialised for technology and performing arts departments, laptops available for departmental use, and a further suite of computers specifically for sixth form study. The whole school site has wifi access.

The school is fully DDA compliant and all areas are accessible for students with disabilities via lifts and ramps.

Significant improvements to accommodation have taken place in recent years, most recent building, named the Glover in memory of a former Chair of Governors, houses classroom for Modern Foreign Languages and Social Sciences, plus contains a large study are for Sixth Form students (G2), including computer facilities. Linked to this building is a new courtyard area containing outdoor picnic benches, which being adjacent to the canteen provides an external area where students can lunch.

The school has a large sports field which is used for football, rugby, hockey, cricket and athletics plus five tennis courts which are also used for netball. A new sports hall was given planning permission in 2006 but was not built as the LEA had its funding cut for new buildings however this is now a major project for the school to complete in order to complement the existing gym.

Houses[edit]

The students at SHFGS are divided into five houses, which are named after grand estates in the local area.

House Colour
Ascott      Yellow
Claydon      Purple
Hartwell      Red
Mentmore      Green
Waddesdon      Blue

Uniform[edit]

Students are required to wear uniform, however there are different uniform codes for the different schools:

  • Lower School - Yr 7 - 11 Students are required to wear a black blazer with the school emblem, a school tie, black socks, and smart black shoes. For boys, a white shirt and black trousers should be worn. For girls, a white blouse and either a black skirt or a pair of smart black trousers are required.
  • VI form - VI form has a less restrictive uniform policy compared to the rest of the school. Both boys and girls must wear tailored suits.

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