Ulverston Victoria High School

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Ulverston Victoria High School
Headteacher Mr Denis Fay
Location Springfield Road
LA12 0EB
54°11′18″N 3°05′40″W / 54.18842°N 3.09444°W / 54.18842; -3.09444Coordinates: 54°11′18″N 3°05′40″W / 54.18842°N 3.09444°W / 54.18842; -3.09444
Local authority Cumbria
DfE URN 112385 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1289
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Navy blue, yellow
Website www.ulverstonvictoria.cumbria.sch.uk

Ulverston Victoria High School (UVHS) is a secondary school and sixth form located in the town of Ulverston, Cumbria, Northern England.


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.[1] 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.[2]

Music department[edit]

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[edit]

Includes Ulverston Grammar School and Victoria Secondary Modern[edit]


  1. ^ "British Schools Orienteering Association". Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  2. ^ "ISF 2006 - TEAM COMPETITION - TOTAL RESULTS". 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2006-06-23. 

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