Willenhall School Sports College
Dum tempus habemus(While we have time)
|Closed||31 December 2011|
|Type||Community Comprehensive school|
|Headteacher:||Mrs Vicki Till|
|Location||Furzebank Way (Rear Entrance via Bentley Lane)
Lodge Farm, Willenhall
|Local authority||Metropolitan Borough of Walsall|
Willenhall School Sports College was a state comprehensive school in England, located on the Lodge Farm estate in Willenhall. The school was originally known as Willenhall Comprehensive School, until it was renamed upon its acquisition of Sports College status through the specialist schools programme in 2001. In 2005 it acquired secondary status as a Science College. The school closed on 31 December 2011, and reopened the next day as an Academy called Willenhall E-ACT Academy.
In the years before closure, Willenhall School Sports College was the biggest secondary school in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall with over 1600 pupils and 150 staff. The school day began at 8.30am and finished early at 2.40pm, however extra-curricular clubs continued until 5.25pm. Pupils were split into one of eight houses. Whilst pupils in Year Seven had their own form, pupils in Years Eight - Eleven were in mixed year forms. Each house was made up of six forms. The school, which was headed by Mrs VP Till in its final years, also housed a community centre, a community library and a fitness suite (available for use by the local community).
According to Government statistics the school was under achieving in the 2007 GCSE Results, but was ranked in the middle of fellow senior schools in Walsall.
The 2009 GCSE results were the school's best ever. Overall 74% of pupils achieved five Grades A*-C at GCSE Level, with 34% achieving five including Maths and English. In A Level results, 94% of students passed their exams, with a total of 41 A Grades having been awarded.
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