The Vyne Community School

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The Vyne Community School
Established 1970
Type Community School
Location Vyne Road
RG21 5PB
51°16′26″N 1°05′21″W / 51.27396°N 1.08908°W / 51.27396; -1.08908Coordinates: 51°16′26″N 1°05′21″W / 51.27396°N 1.08908°W / 51.27396; -1.08908
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116440 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

The Vyne Community School, Basingstoke was created out of the merger of two pre-existing schools, Queen Mary's School for Boys, Basingstoke a selective Grammar School, also known as QMSB, and Charles Chute Secondary Modern School, which occurred in 1970. Initially the school was known as Queen Mary's & Charles Chute School, and was the result of the U.K. Government's policy in the 1960s to make all maintained (state funded) schools comprehensive. In the first instance the school remained a single sex institution, becoming coeducational in 1971-72. The name "Queen Mary's" was later transferred to the Queen Mary's College, a Sixth Form College, in Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke. The school was thereupon renamed The Vyne School, in commemoration of the links that both schools had to The Vyne, a property owned by the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, former home of the Sandys and Chute families, just North of Basingstoke.

The school is a coeducational community school, for young people aged 11–16, and still occupies the site of the former Queen Mary's School for Boys, in Vyne Road, Basingstoke. It is a specialist school for the Performing Arts.

The Vyne is also the only school in Basingstoke to have a Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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