Wolstanton High School
|Wolstanton High School|
|Motto||High expectations, no excuses.|
|Department for Education URN||142015 Tables|
|Head(s) of School||Dawn Farrent & Mary Hobson|
|Age||11 to 16|
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. 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.
In a 2012, Ofsted judged the school as 'satisfactory', but that fell to 'requires improvement' by 2013. 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'.
Notable former pupils
- Lorna Bailey, artist and potter.
- Lieutenant-General Sir Derek Boorman KCB
- Paul Farrelly MP
- Professor Nick Foskett
- Sir Ernest Roy Griffiths
- Robert Latham CBE
- Reginald Moss MP
- Brian Scarlett professor of particle technology.
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