Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

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Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
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Address
Oxford Road

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HP21 8PE

England
Coordinates51°48′48″N 0°49′25″W / 51.813198°N 0.823578°W / 51.813198; -0.823578Coordinates: 51°48′48″N 0°49′25″W / 51.813198°N 0.823578°W / 51.813198; -0.823578
Information
TypeAcademy Grammar School
Motto'Working together to Inspire, Challenge and Achieve'
Established1947
Department for Education URN136845 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherJeanette Cochrane[1]
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1203
Houses6
Colour(s)Maroon and black          
Former pupilsOld Floydians
Website

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 boys 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 1948. 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 and the new Aylesbury Technical College and is specialised in performing arts.

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 two further suites of computers specifically for sixth form students. The whole school site has WiFi access.

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 which was completed in 2014.

The school have recently expanded and built a new building called the Laurence Building this is focused in English and has provided sixth formers with another space to work. Students such as Ben Richards, Hugo Lee, Oscar Swan are studying the addictive phycology of dabbing. Our students believed that this was a serious issue within the school and the new space has provided them with a bigger area to work and has opened up many opportunities to the students. The English department is on the upper floor with many classrooms.

Houses[edit]

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

House Colour
Ascott      Yellow
Claydon      Purple
Hartwell

     Red

Mentmore      Green
Stowe Aqua
Waddesdon      Blue
Bletchley Orange

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Staff - Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School". www.sirhenryfloyd.bucks.sch.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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