Ulverston Victoria High School
|Headteacher||Mr Denis Fay|
|DfE URN||112385 Tables|
|Colours||Navy blue, yellow|
It is a comprehensive school and takes its students from the local area as well as some from Barrow-in-Furness, Grange-over-Sands and Coniston. The school has a successful Sixth Form drawing students from a large area.
The school's most notable sporting achievements include winning the BSOA Large Secondary School Orienteering crown for the last 15 years. In 2006 the school took both 1st and 3rd place in the Large Secondary School category. The orienteering team have come back from the 2006 World Schools Orienteering Championship with 4th, 7th and 5th places for their three teams.
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UVHS Swing Band won the national SSAT competition for function bands in 2013, headlining at the Liverpool Echo Arena. The band has recorded a CD with the Royal Marines and has also appeared live on Blue Peter as well as on Classic FM, Radio 2 and Radio Cumbria.
The Wind Band consists of between 90 and 100 players aged from 11-18. The band regularly tours abroad (including Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) and in 2016 will be performing 4 concerts in and around Salzburg. In 2014 they performed a live concert on Dutch TV and have also appeared live on Belgian and Spanish TV in the past as well as Czech and British radio.
Notable former pupils
Includes Ulverston Grammar School and Victoria Secondary Modern
- Prof Frank Benson OBE, Professor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield from 1967–87
- Sir Wilfred Burns CB CBE, town planner
- John Burrow CBE, Chief Constable of Essex Police from 1988–98
- Prof Sheila Crispin, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons from 2006-7
- Bryan Martin, Radio 4 announcer
- Charles May, Director of Research at British Telecom (& the GPO) from 1975–83
- Richard Parsons, educational study guide author and founder and owner of CGP
- William Pearsall, Quain Professor of Botany at University College London from 1944–57, President of the Institute of Biology from 1957-8
- Colin Pickthall, Labour MP for West Lancashire from 1992–2005
- Prof Arthur Porter, Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto from 1961–76
- Dame Kathleen Raven, nurse, Chief Nursing Officer in the DHSS from 1958–72
- Michael Reilly, Director of the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan since 2005
- Prof Michael Rogers, Khalili Professor of Islamic Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies from 1991–2000, and President of the British Institute of Persian Studies from 1993-6
- Prof Peter Ross, Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge from 1970-4
- Rt Rev Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle since 1997
- Dr Roger Whitehead CBE, food scientist, President of the Nutrition Society from 1989–92
- John Eccleston, puppeteer, writer, presenter and actor
- George Elokobi, Wolverhampton Wanderers