The Long Eaton School

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The Long Eaton School
Long Eaton School.jpg
Address
Thoresby Road

, ,
NG10 3NP

England
Coordinates52°53′28″N 1°16′55″W / 52.891°N 1.282°W / 52.891; -1.282Coordinates: 52°53′28″N 1°16′55″W / 52.891°N 1.282°W / 52.891; -1.282
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoOpening doors to the future
Established1910
Local authorityDerbyshire
TrustArchway Learning Trust
Department for Education URN136716 Tables
OfstedReports
Chair of Academic Advisory BoardMelanie Ennis [2]
HeadteacherMark Shipman[1]
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,050[4]
HousesCalke, Chatsworth, Hardwick, Sudbury
Websitehttp://www.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk/

The Long Eaton School is a secondary Academy on Thoresby Road in Long Eaton located between Nottingham and Derby.

History[edit]

The former "LEGS" Grammar School building still stands in 2008

The £14,900 school opened on 29 October 1910 as the Long Eaton Higher Elementary School and Pupil Teachers' Centre on Tamworth Road.[5] The first headmaster was Samuel Clegg. The school was created for Clegg on the recommendation of Prof. Michael Sadler (who was to go on and found universities).[5] In 1913, the school became known as Long Eaton County Secondary School. In 1916, school dinners were introduced, with most of the vegetables being grown on site. In 1918, the school leaving age was raised from 12 to 14.

In 1945, it became the Long Eaton Grammar School. In 1972, it merged with the nearby Roper Secondary modern school, built in 1964, to become a comprehensive school. In 1989, it was renamed the Long Eaton Community School, to return to being known as The Long Eaton School in 1999.

New site[edit]

The footbridge over the canal built for the school

On 14 February 2006, the former building which had been the grammar school on Tamworth Road (B6540), close to Long Eaton's centre, was closed. Part of the old buildings were demolished for housing. That part was previously used for years 10–11 (ages 15–16) and also the Sixth Form. A brand new £15m school was built, under PFI funding by Babcock & Brown, adjacent to the former Roper School site, on the other side of the Erewash Canal. The new school is accessible via a footbridge over the canal. The former buildings of the Roper School were demolished. The new school is surrounded by a large security fence. It was built under the same PFI contract as Newbold Community School in Chesterfield.

It is a specialist science college, with an Eco status.[6] The school recently had a new building built in 2005 and was visited by Gordon Brown on 10 November 2006 for the official opening.[7] In September 2007, the school had to close for two days due to a water contamination of Legionnaire's disease.[8]

In March 2020, like many schools in the United Kingdom, the school closed its doors to everyone except those with parents as key workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academy status[edit]

The school consulted on conversion to Academy status as an Outstanding school, under the provisions of the Academies Act 2010, in the autumn of 2010. Although the process was made more complex by the school's PFI arrangements, conversion took place in April 2011. The Academy does not have a sponsor, and has retained the name The Long Eaton School.

In 2016 the school was approved as an Academy sponsor, and created a multi-Academy Trust operating under the name The Northworthy Trust. In 2021, the school, along with the other schools in The Northworthy Trust, were transferred to Archway Learning Trust.[9]

Observatory[edit]

Building on its specialism in Science, the school has developed expertise in Astronomy, and now offers the subject at a GCSE as well as through evening community and "family learning" events. It is part of two national programmes – Leading Space Education and Astroschools. In July 2011 work began on building The Malcolm Parry Observatory, a project funded partly by The Wolfson Foundation, which was opened in 2012.

Former teachers[edit]

Notable students[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Establishments/Establishment/Details/136716
  2. ^ https://www.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk/our-academy/statutory-information/#1488188967843-0e3933a9-a325. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  3. ^ https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136716. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  4. ^ https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Establishments/Establishment/Details/136716. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b History of former grammar school. Retrieved 12 November 2008
  6. ^ Eco award in July 2007
  7. ^ Gordon Brown opens school in November 2006
  8. ^ Bacteria in September 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2008
  9. ^ Hampton, Sian. "ALT_Welcome Into Letter" (PDF). The Long Eaton School. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  10. ^ Hugh Clout, "Fawcett, Charles Bungay (1883–1952)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2011 accessed 2 January 2016
  11. ^ Attenborough, Frederick Levi’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008
  12. ^ Campbell, Susan Catherine’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008
  13. ^ ‘Clegg, Sir Alec (Alexander Bradshaw Clegg)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008
  14. ^ Hobday, Sir Gordon (Ivan)’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008
  15. ^ Lefebvre, Prof. Arthur Henry, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008
  16. ^ MATTHEWMAN, His Honour Keith’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2007 accessed 15 November 2008

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