Temple School

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Temple School
Temple School logo.gif
Cliffe Road

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Coordinates51°24′25″N 0°29′35″E / 51.407°N 0.493°E / 51.407; 0.493Coordinates: 51°24′25″N 0°29′35″E / 51.407°N 0.493°E / 51.407; 0.493
TypeCommunity secondary modern
MottoNIHIL NISI OPTIMUM NOSTRUM - "Nothing but our best"
ChairMr G. Fox
Head teacherN. J. McAree
Age11 to 16

Temple School was a boys secondary modern in Strood, in England. It closed in 2009 along with Chapter Girls School when Strood Academy was opened.


In 2006, 2% of the pupils gained 5 passes with Maths and English at GCSE, leading the press to dub it the worst school in the country.[2] In 2007, it was 16% and the press were not interested. In 2007, Temple school beat 4 Medway schools in the key KS2- KS4 value added indicator.[3]


The school followed the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, but were more flexible at Stage 4[4] The subjects students were allowed take depended much on ability, the following subjects were optional at GCSE:

History, Geography, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Leisure and Tourism, Btech Sports, Diploma in Digital Applications (DiDA), French, German, Religious Education, Music, Drama, Art, Btech Art.

Temple School also offered to the more advanced students:

Triple Science, Additional Mathematics, English Literature.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ dcsf.gov.uk Archived 2009-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Worst school marks 'unacceptable'". BBC.co.uk. 11 January 2007.
  3. ^ League Tables
  4. ^ curriculum - official website Archived 2008-01-31 at the Wayback Machine