West Hill School
|West Hill School|
|Department for Education URN||106274 Tables|
|Head teacher||Mr A Harrison|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Yellow|
Since opening in 1927, the school has had multiple extensions and new buildings. This included a brand new sports hall in 2004 (funded by the National Lottery), a new Resistant Materials/Religious education building in 2013 and a new English and Humanities block called The Hewitt Building in 2015, named in honour of Mr R.J.Hewitt, the school’s former headteacher.
West Hill School is the second oldest school in the Tameside borough after Fairfield High School for Girls, in Droylsden.
West Hill School was formally a home. Home was owned by one Harrison family which was headed by Thomas Harrison. Thomas had four sons and one of them was named William Harrison. In 1922, William built West Hill and his brother Abel built Highfield House.
Later in the year (1922), West Hill was purchased by the Corporation. On 24th Mar 1927, West Hill Council School (boys only school) was started with ten classrooms.
On 1 August 2011, West Hill School officially gained academy status.
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