The John Warner School
|The John Warner School|
|Department for Education URN||117597 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr D J Kennedy|
|Age||11 to 19|
The John Warner School is a secondary school with academy status for 11- to 18-year-olds in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England. It is located on Stanstead Road opposite the Hundred Acre Estate and is backed by the New River.
Established in 1953 as Hoddesdon Secondary School, it adopted the name John Warner in 1968, after the man who established the first all-boys school for all classes and any religious beliefs in 1841.
The school has many facilities, including its sport centre which opened in 2001, (consisting of a swimming pool, several astro-turf pitches, sports hall and many other facilities), which is available for use by all students of the school, and also a newly built science block which was added in 2005, that aided the school in gaining the status of a Science College. Many local primary schools in the area have science lessons in the school's new laboratories. Also the school has specialist technology status. In January 2011 the school received an 'outstanding' OFSTED report, and from 1 April 2011, The John Warner School earned an Academy Status.
The school is undergoing renovation to improve the experience of the pupils, with multiple new blocks being built, starting with a new Modern Foreign Languages block, an Engineering & DT block, a new Library and temporary Mathematics department, and as of May 2016 a new Mathematics block is being built.
The school currently[when?] has 1233 students, 256 of which are in the school's Sixth Form. The school's GCSE results in 2006 were 70% at A*-C. It currently offers 25 A-level courses and a number of BTEC Vocational courses in Sports science and AVC courses in Business.
In 2007 the school received congratulations from Mr Jim Knight, Minister of State for Education, for being placed 24th in the ‘100 most improved schools in the country’. This award is a combination of eight years' continuous improvement in examination results.