The Duston School

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The Duston School
Type Academy
Executive Principal Mr Strickland
Location Berrywood Road
52°14′55″N 0°57′24″W / 52.2486°N 0.9566°W / 52.2486; -0.9566Coordinates: 52°14′55″N 0°57′24″W / 52.2486°N 0.9566°W / 52.2486; -0.9566
Local authority Northamptonshire
DfE URN 138214 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 4–18
Colours     Blue
Website School homepage

The Duston School is a mixed all-through school and sixth form located in Duston in the English county of Northamptonshire.[1]

Previously known as Duston Upper School, it educated children aged 13 to 18. Due to school reorganisation in Northamptonshire in 2004 the school expanded its intake to 11-year-olds to become a full secondary school, and it was renamed The Duston School. The school converted to academy status in June 2012 under the sponsorship of the Academies Enterprise Trust.[2] The school has since become independent of the AET, forming the Duston Education Trust which also includes a new primary section on the school's grounds, opened in September 2015. Previously it was a foundation school administered by Northamptonshire County Council. The school continues to coordinate with Northamptonshire County Council for admissions.

The Duston School offers GCSEs and vocational courses as programmes of study for pupils, while sixth form students can choose to study from range of A Levels and other vocational courses.

A-Level ICT Results Scandal[edit]

In June 2016, The Daily Mirror reported that the majority of students at The Duston School who were studying A-Level ICT in Year 12 were taught the wrong curriculum in the subject and received U-grades for their work. Duston School Executive Principal Jane Herriman resigned from her post a week before the story was reported. The school refused to comment on the matter. [3]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Home". The Duston School. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Our Sponsor". The Duston School. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Ian (1 June 2016). "Students given U grades for A Levels after being taught wrong curriculum". Mirror Online. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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