Harwich and Dovercourt High School

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Harwich and Dovercourt High School
Motto Working And Learning Together
Established 1958
Type Academy
Religion Savageness
Headmaster Mr Robert Garrett
Location Hall Lane
CO12 3TG
Coordinates: 51°55′46″N 1°15′42″E / 51.9294°N 1.2617°E / 51.9294; 1.2617
DfE number 881/5453
DfE URN 137946 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 197
Students 1210
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Houses Heidelberg, Windsor, Alhambra, Versailles
Telephone 01255 245460
Former Name Sir Anthony Deane School, The Harwich School
Website Harwich and Dovercourt High School

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Harwich in the English county of Essex.[1] It was named the Sir Anthony Deane School until 1974,[2] and was then known as the Harwich School. The school faced controversy in 2006 when parents campaigned to remove existing Headteacher, Jacky Froggat, over concerns regarding falling standards. She was replaced by Nigel Mountford, who had been serving as the acting head teacher of the Harwich School,[3] Under his leadership the school was transformed into a positive learning atmosphere with a new code of conduct and praise scheme for pupils who perform well, his appointment came just one week after the school was saved from going into special measures, OFSTED reported the school had shown significant improvement.

In 2011 the school relaunched, changing its name from "The Harwich School" to "Harwich and Dovercourt High School"[4] Following a period of ill health, Nigel Mountford retired and was succeeded by the current Headteacher Robert Garrett in 2014.

In July 2016 following an OFSTED inspection the school was given a Good rating. [5]

The school was converted to academy status in August 2012, and had been a foundation school administered by Essex County Council. The school continues to coordinate with Essex County Council for admissions.

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  1. ^ http://www.hdhs.org.uk/
  2. ^ http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/the-schools/
  3. ^ http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/1294675.Dovercourt__New_Head_At_The_Helm/
  4. ^ http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/9221246.High_school_back_with_fresh_look/
  5. ^ http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/14622703.High_school_rated_Good_for_the_first_time_in_its_history/