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The Logo of Wolfreton School
Wolfreton Lower School
|Motto||A caring community where learning is a foundation for life|
|Established||12 May 1960|
|Location||South Ella Way
East Riding of Yorkshire
|Local authority||East Riding|
|DfE URN||118083 Tables|
It is situated 5 miles (8 km) to the west of Kingston upon Hull city centre. It is split over two sites, one in Willerby ( ) and one in Kirk Ella ( ). The Lower School at Willerby consists of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils, while the Upper School at Kirk Ella consists of Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 (years 12 and 13 are Sixth Form students). In 2012, 88% of pupils gained 5 A-C GCSEs, similar to Cottingham High School. During Ofsted's school inspection on 23 October 2013, Wolfreton School received "Good" (Grade 2) ratings in all inspect sections, which has improved from the "Requires Improvement" rating in the previous inspection.
East Riding Consortium
Wolfreton has for over 17 years been a part of the East Riding Sixth Form Consortium along with Hessle High School and Cottingham High School, providing A Level studies. South Hunsley School was also part of the Consortium until their withdrawal in 2008.
In recent years Wolfreton has built strong relations with Rushanje School in Mbarara, Uganda, with staff travelling over to help develop the school, and forming The Wolfreton Rushanje Community Partnership. A new Science and Humanities block built at Wolfreton's Upper School site was named 'Rushanje House' in honour of the relationship. As a reciprocal gesture, a new accommodation block at Rushanje School, funded partly with money raised at Wolfreton, was named 'Wolfreton House'.
In 2014, it was announced that Wolfreton was going to knock both sites down and build a new multi million pound site on the playing field of the Lower School. Both sites are to close ans be demolished in the summer of 2016 and the new school will open in September 2016 while the project will be officially complete in 2017.
Wolfreton School Senate
Wolfreton School Senate is a school democratic institution, a partially elected body (around 80% - most Sixth Formers are appointed), comprising representatives from all year groups on a proportional basis. It is sometimes consulted by the school's Head Teacher and by its heads of faculties, and regularly plays a role in discussing and deciding on important issues, such as charity events and school policies.
Notable former pupils
- Caroline Bilton — BBC Look North presenter and reporter
- Robert Crampton — journalist for The Times
- Garreth Roberts — Hull City footballer and captain, one of the clubs longest serving players, 1978–1992
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