Springwood High School, King's Lynn

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Springwood High School
Motto A centre of excellence where imagination becomes reality.
Established 1979
Type Academy
Headteacher Andrew Johnson
Location Queensway
King's Lynn
PE30 4AW
England Coordinates: 52°45′39″N 0°25′59″E / 52.7608°N 0.4330°E / 52.7608; 0.4330
Local authority Norfolk
DfE URN 136515 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 150~
Students 1680~
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses 5
Colours Green, purple and white
Website Springwood High School

Springwood High School is a secondary school with academy status in the coastal town of King's Lynn in Norfolk, England. It was formed by the merger of several schools when the government began to abolish the tripartite system in the mid-1960s. Springwood has a Sixth Form with over 300 pupils and has been designated a specialist arts college and teacher training school.

The 2011 Ofsted inspection rated the school as "good" and "outstanding" in most aspects.


Springwood was formed in 1979 by the merger of the Alderman Caltleugh Secondary School and the King's Lynn Girls High School. The name Springwood was chosen for the newly formed school due to the main site being adjacent to the Spring Wood.

There were three sites for the school, the old Alderman Catleugh at the end of Queensway with its two wings and in excess of 20 mobile classrooms and the new block of the girls High School also on Queensway and a smaller original site of the girls High School located in King Street in the town centre, the two main sites were used for day to day schooling whilst the town centre site was used for the Sixth Form, the King Street site eventually being sold off for a housing complex and the main two sites being upgraded and extended.

At the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, Andrew Johnson took over as headteacher from Peter Hopkins, who had been part of the school since 1995.

In April 2011, Springwood High School was given an academy status receiving funds from the government instead of local authorities such as Norfolk County Council. The school is now called Springwood High School Academy Trust.


Springwood has been one of the county's most successful state comprehensive schools. In 2011, the GCSE results placed the school in the top 25% of schools nationally for English and maths in particular.[citation needed]

As a specialist arts school, Springwood offers many opportunities in the performing arts.[citation needed] It offers GCSE dance and pupils have an option to pursue a BTEC certification. Those involved in drama have the opportunity to travel and perform overseas.[citation needed]


Springwood offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award for motivated pupils. There are also interest clubs and sports teams which they may join.

House System[edit]

Each student belongs to one of the five houses, which are each named after a country house in Norfolk.

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