Small Heath School
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|Motto||'Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Life'|
|Headteacher||Mrs Enass Al-Ani|
Small Heath, Birmingham
|Local authority||Birmingham City Council|
|DfE URN||103548 Tables|
|Former name||Waverley Grammar School|
|Website||Small Heath School|
The school has been a specialist technology college since 1994, and has been recognised as a High Performing Specialist School. It was awarded Raising Attainment and Pupil Progress mentor status in 2008, which recognises the school's work in raising students' achievement. Small Heath School sponsors a school in Pakistan.
Small Heath school has two buildings located on different roads in which students, including study (the other is situated on Muntz Street). The Upper School is on Muntz Street and the Lower School is on Waverley Road. As of September 2017 all students will be located at Muntz Street.
In Lower School the majority of students are year 7 to 9. Year 10 spend a small amount of their time in this building and year 11 are permanently based in Upper School along with the Sixth formers.
In Lower School students mainly study foreign languages, RE, English, Maths, History, Geography, Tutorial and ICT. Eventually these subjects are moved to Upper School building so by the time students reach year 11 they are permanently taught in Upper School. Certain years/groups travel during lunch time between the two buildings depending on their subjects. Year 8 do not travel any more starting from September 2016. Year 9 travelling arrangements are unknown while Year 10 Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays meaning that Year 10 travel the most. Small Heath School has been classed as 'outstanding' by Ofsted 3 years running; 2002, 2006 and 2010. From 1 January 2018 the school will become an academy with Tauheedul Education Trust (TET) as their sponsor.
It became the co-educational Waverley Grammar School. The head of Small Heath School was Mr Knight during the 80's and 90's and then after Mr Knight left his deputy Mr Slough took over the school as a head teacher.
Notable former pupils
Waverley Grammar School
- Frederick Roland Emett, cartoonist
- James Randle, former chief engineer of Jaguar Cars from 1980 to 1991, who designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the XJ40
- Di Trevis, theatre director
- Sir Arthur Vick OBE, vice-chancellor from 1966 to 1976 of Queen's University Belfast, and director from 1960 to 1964 of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment
- Victorian Architecture in Britain - Blue Guide, Julian Orbach, 1987, ISBN 0-393-30070-6
- Historic England. "Details from listed building text - school (217752)". Images of England. Retrieved 24 June 2006.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building text - attached Master's house (216831)". Images of England. Retrieved 24 June 2006.