The Sholing Technology College

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Coordinates: 50°54′18.81″N 1°21′32.28″W / 50.9052250°N 1.3589667°W / 50.9052250; -1.3589667

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Motto Striving For Excellence
Location Middle Road
SO19 8PH
Local authority Southampton
DfE number 852/4264
DfE URN 116451 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,050
Gender Girls and Boys
Ages 11–16

The Sholing Technology College, previously known as Sholing Girls' School, which is also due to become an academy, is a comprehensive school in east Southampton, Hampshire, in the south of England. The school is for girls and boys aged: 11 to 16 years.

Head Teacher Martin Brown come to The Sholing Technology College in September 2014. He moved schools from Shirley Upper High to The Sholing Technology College to take over from the former principal, Karen Dagwell, who retired in early April 2014.

The most recent Ofsted inspection was conducted on 17-18 May 2016.[1] It downgraded the school from 'Good' to 'Inadequate' and recommended special measures. One extract from the report states "Underachievement has become widespread in core areas of the curriculum. Standards of achievement and behaviour have fallen significantly since the last inspection and leaders have not delivered recommendations made at that time. Consequently, governors and leaders are not demonstrating the capacity to improve the school."[1] The headteacher of the school, Martin Brown, has appealed against the report, and has insisted that he will stay as headteacher.[2]


The Middle Road school buildings originally housed a boys' school, but this was converted to a girls' school - then called Sholing Middle Road Girls' School - in the years 1910-1912. The buildings were further altered between 1914 and 1920.[3] In 1938 the school was referred to as "Middle Road Senior Girls' School, Sholing" when Southampton Corporation were tendering for an electrical installation to take place there.[4] By 1954, the school was named "Sholing (Middle Road) Secondary Girls' School" and Southampton Town Council were seeking tenders for a constructor to build a new annexe.[5]


  1. ^ a b "School inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Adams, Rachel (9 July 2016). "Sholing Technology College said it will challenge an Ofsted report after they were given the lowest possible rating". Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sholing Middle Road Girls School SC/EN 4/1/13 1910-1920". The National Archives. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  4. ^ "The Electrical Journal". 121. 1938: 581. 
  5. ^ "The Civil Engineer". 8. 1954: 96. 

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