The Phoenix Collegiate

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The Phoenix Collegiate
Established 2010 (2010)
Type Comprehensive foundation school
Headteacher Mr Gary Hill
Location Clarkes Lane
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B71 2BX
Coordinates: 52°32′19″N 1°59′47″W / 52.53857°N 1.99651°W / 52.53857; -1.99651
Local authority Sandwell
DfE URN 136091 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–19
Website The Phoenix Collegiate

The Phoenix Collegiate is a foundation secondary school and sixth form located in the Hateley Heath area of West Bromwich, a town in the West Midlands of England. The school was formed in 2010 from the merger of Menzies High School and Manor High School, both located in the metropolitan borough of Sandwell. Originally operating from both former school sites, today the Phoenix Collegiate is based mainly at the former Menzies High School campus: Year 11 pupils still attend the former Manor High School site in Friar Park Road, though this site is mostly closed off and is due to be sold off for development in summer 2013 following the departure of the current remaining Year 11s.


The origins of the school can be traced to West Bromwich Municipal Secondary School at the West Bromwich Institute, which opened in 1902 on Lodge Road, West Bromwich. It was funded by Sir George Kenrick. It became West Bromwich Grammar School in 1944, and moved to new buildings on Clarkes Lane in 1964. It was only a grammar school at this site for five years, becoming a comprehensive school in September 1969 when West Bromwich borough council (which merged with Warley five years later to form Sandwell) abolished grammar and secondary modern schools in the area.

The school was used as one of the filming locations for the 1986 film Clockwise, starring John Cleese.[citation needed]

Menzies High School was formally merged with Manor High School in 2010 to form the Phoenix Collegiate.

Notable former pupils[edit]

West Bromwich Grammar School[edit]

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