William Allitt School

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William Allitt School
Address
Sunnyside, Newhall

, ,
DE11 0TL

Coordinates52°47′10″N 1°34′41″W / 52.786°N 1.578°W / 52.786; -1.578Coordinates: 52°47′10″N 1°34′41″W / 52.786°N 1.578°W / 52.786; -1.578
Information
TypeComprehensive
MottoLabor omnia vincit
Local authorityDerbyshire
Department for Education URN112938 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherJackie Cooper
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 16
Enrolment985
Website

The William Allitt School or, as it is more commonly referred to; William Allitt, is a state school located in the village of Newhall, Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, England.[1]

The School's head teacher, as of 2014, is Jackie Cooper.[2] Mr McCandless was acting head teacher from September 2013 to April 2014 and previous to this the head teacher was Mr D Clarke. Mr Clarke took over after Mr John Crossley retired in 2010 having been Head at the school since 1996.

Overview[edit]

The William Allitt School or, as it is more commonly referred to, William Allitt, is a state school located in the village of Newhall, Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, England.

GCSE Results[edit]

Prior to the arrival of the incumbent head teacher the school had endured difficult times, eventually falling into Special Measures when inspected by Ofsted in 2014. [3] Since then the school has made sustained progress under the current head, Jackie Cooper, and now has an improved Ofsted status and a continued drive towards further improvements. The 2018 GCSE results saw the school remain just below half way in the national schools league table, a much improved platform for future success.[4]

Controversy[edit]

Like many schools, built during the 1950's and 1960's, The William Allitt School has encountered issues with the sustainability of its building. Whilst some would argue that the history evoked by this structure is part of its enduring charm; others would contend modern educational needs should be delivered from within contemporary constructions. The local authority recognise this and last year authorized £500,000 for remedial work and improvements. [5] It remains distinctly possible that The William Allitt School will, sooner rather than later, benefit from a new building for the long term benefit of education in the area.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Allitt School, School Website
  2. ^ Helen Kreft (11 Jan 2017). "Head-Teacher Is Praised After William Allitt School in Newhall Comes Out Of Special Measures". Burton Mail. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. ^ https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/2388329
  4. ^ https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/william-allitt-school-264553
  5. ^ https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/site-elements/documents/pdf/council/meetings-decisions/meetings/cabinet/26-07-2018-item-6j-childrens-services-2018-19-capital-programme-paper-2..-.pdf