The Broxbourne School
|The Broxbourne School|
|Motto||learn an serve|
|Department for Education URN||136396 Tables|
|Deputy Head||Mr K.Parris|
|Age||11 to 18|
The school began life in 1959 with just under 50 pupils as a grammar school (Broxbourne Grammar School) under the headmastership of Ian Laydon. In 1969 the school became one of the UK's first comprehensive schools. The school was converted to academy status in February 2012. It had been a community school under the direct control of Hertfordshire County Council. The school continues to coordinate with the council for admissions.
The Broxbourne School offers General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) and Business and Technology Education Council (BTECs) as courses of study for pupils, with A Levels offered in the sixth form. The school also offers the Duke of Edinburgh's Award as an activity for pupils.
Notable Old Broxbournians
- Roald Bradstock, Olympic athlete and Olympic Artist, A.K.A "The Olympic Picasso"
- Deborah Chancellor, writer
- Sezen Djouma, child actress
- Dave Lamb, actor & comedian
- Acer Nethercott, coxswain & Olympic silver medallist
- Matthew Spring, football player
- Rachel Treweek, first female diocesan bishop in the Church of England
The school is set to undergo major redevelopment between 2017 & 2019. This includes a new school and leisure hub, demolition of the old school and approximately 150 new homes to be built on the old site.
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- "The Broxbourne School - Duke Of Edinburgh's Award". Broxbourne.herts.sch.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "The Broxbourne School Redevelopment". The Broxbourne School. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
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