Wolstanton High School

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Wolstanton High School
Address
Milehouse Lane

, ,
ST5 9JU

England
Coordinates53°04′12″N 2°11′24″W / 53.0700°N 2.1900°W / 53.0700; -2.1900Coordinates: 53°04′12″N 2°11′24″W / 53.0700°N 2.1900°W / 53.0700; -2.1900
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoHigh expectations, no excuses.
Established1928
Local authorityStaffordshire
Department for Education URN142015 Tables
OfstedReports
Head(s) of SchoolDawn Farrent & Mary Hobson
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 16
Website

Wolstanton High School, previously known as Wolstanton Grammar School, is a high school in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.[1]

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1928, as Wolstanton County Grammar School, as a replacement for The Orme Middle School, which closed in 1927. The grammar school was originally designed for 500 male students from a catchment area that included Staffordshire and the neighbouring parts of Cheshire.[2] In 1977 the school merged with Watlands Secondary Modern School to become the Marshlands High School, and later became Wolstanton High School in the 1980s.[3]

In a 2012, Ofsted judged the school as 'satisfactory', but that fell to 'requires improvement' by 2013.[4] It was noted that the majority of students are of 'White British backgrounds, with a small number from other ethnic groups'. The number of students 'eligible for free school meals is just below the national average'.[5]

In September 2015 Wolstanton High School converted to academy status, and is sponsored by the Shaw Education Trust.

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Wolstanton High School". Wolstanton High School. n.d. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ J. G. Jenkins (editor) (1963). "Newcastle-under-Lyme: Schools and charities". A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 8. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 8 October 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Way We Were: Wolstanton Grammar School". The Sentinel. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Wolstanton High School: School Report" (PDF). Ofsted. 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Wolstanton High School: Inspection report" (PDF). OFSTED. 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  6. ^ Collinson, Zita (22 January 2013). "Lorna's back in the frame". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Way We Were: Former Newcastle resident Chris Lowe recalls his schooldays at Wolstanton Grammar School and his career in teaching". The Sentinel. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  8. ^ Dod, Charles; Dod, Robert (2007). Dod's Parliamentary Companion. UK, London: Dod's.
  9. ^ "Nick Foskett appointed VC of Keele". Keble College, Oxford. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  10. ^ Edwards, Brian; Fall, Margaret (2005). The Executive Years of the NHS: The England Account 1985-2003. Oxon, UK: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 9781857757590.
  11. ^ Luckett, Richard (16 January 1995). "ROBERT LATHAM : OBITUARIES". The Independent. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  12. ^ Dod, Charles; Dod, Robert (1967). Dod's Parliamentary Companion. 1–2. UK, London: Dod's.
  13. ^ Davies, R,. (2004) Particles & Particle Systems Characterization 21 177-8 In Memoriam – Brian Scarlett