The Wordsley School

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The Wordsley School
Motto High Expectations + Challenge = Success[1]
Established 1972
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr Michael Lambert
Location Brierley Hill Road
West Midlands
52°28′50″N 2°08′59″W / 52.48060°N 2.14978°W / 52.48060; -2.14978Coordinates: 52°28′50″N 2°08′59″W / 52.48060°N 2.14978°W / 52.48060; -2.14978
Local authority Dudley
DfE number 332/4030
DfE URN 103858 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 755
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Stuart (Blue), Doulton (Gold/Yellow), Webb (Silver/Grey), Tudor (Red)
Colours Claret and Blue
Twitter @wordsleyschool

The Wordsley School is a coeducational community secondary school, located in Wordsley (near Stourbridge) in the West Midlands of England.[2]

It opened in September 1972 as Buckpool School to serve the community of Wordsley, replacing Audnam Secondary School. It was renamed The Wordsley School in September 2002, and has gained specialisms in business & enterprise and music.[3]

In 2008, a front-page article in the Stourbridge News newspaper was run, with headteacher Mike Lambert criticising Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls after Mr. Balls threatened the school with closure because it was not achieving the target of 30% A* to C GCSEs in Maths and English.[4]

However, the school comfortably exceeded this target in 2009 when 37% of the school's GCSE students gained 5 or more grades at this level, though it was still the fourth lowest ranking school in the borough.[5]

For every year after this initial percentage rise the percentage achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths GCSEs has increased. In 2010 this was at 46%, in 2011 this was at 50% and then in 2012 this number was 53%.[6]

Notable former pupils[edit]


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  2. ^ "The Wordsley School — Business & Enterprise & Music College". Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Specialisms and Vision". Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Head slams Schools Minister (From Stourbridge News)". 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Secondary schools in Dudley". BBC News. 15 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "School Percentage achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths GCSEs". Department for Education. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "S J Watson - Author". 23 May 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 

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