Wood Green School

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Wood Green School
Motto A school that inspires learning; a caring community
Established 1953
Type community school
Headteacher Mr R Shadbolt
Location Woodstock Road
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX28 1DX
England
Coordinates: 51°47′33″N 1°28′16″W / 51.792422°N 1.471052°W / 51.792422; -1.471052
Local authority Oxfordshire
DfE number 931/4052
DfE URN 123238 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,022
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website School website

Wood Green School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Oxfordshire, England which serves the traditional blanket making and historic town of Witney and its surrounding villages.[citation needed]

The school was established in 1953 as Witney's secondary modern school before becoming a comprehensive school in 1968.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Set in over thirty acres of grounds and playing fields, the school is equipped with an all-weather floodlit pitch, multi-purpose sports hall, gymnasium, fitness suite and outdoor swimming pool.[2] All classrooms throughout the school are equipped with projectors and/or interactive whiteboards. In its most recent inspection (June 2015), Wood Green School was judged by Ofsted to be Good.[3][4]

Academics[edit]

Catering for ages 11-18, the school hosts approximately 1022 students, including the Sixth form (16-18). The school recently completed the building of a new Sixth Form Centre, school restaurant and drama studio. The school is a specialist visual and performing Arts College. The school now has Microsoft partnership status.[citation needed] The school reached the national finals of the mock trial competition in 2003 and 2006, came second in 2004[citation needed] and won it in 2005.[5]

In 2015, 68% of GCSE candidates achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, and 54% of GCSE candidates achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. In 2015 at A Level, 80% of grades achieved were A*-C.[6]

Sixth form[edit]

The majority of students choose to continue their studies at the school's Sixth form.[7] The Sixth Form Centre is located in a modern building above the school restaurant, offering a panoramic view over the school grounds. It includes a common room, seminar room, as well as a silent study workroom with networked computers and printing facilities.[8] The Sixth form is part of the Witney Consortium, offering a wider range of course choices by allowing students to study some of their subjects at Henry Box School.[9][10]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Gott, Charles. "Book of Witney" (PDF). Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wood Green School Prospectus 2015-2016" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ofsted report - Wood Green School". Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Sproule, Luke (6 Jan 2016). "Schools Focus: Wood Green head is ready to take school to next level after Ofsted report". Retrieved 17 July 2016 – via Oxford Times. 
  5. ^ "Mock Trial Competition announces winner". Citizenship Foundation. 30 June 2005. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Public Examination Results - Wood Green School" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Headteacher's Welcome". Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Wood Green School Sixth Form Prospectus 2016-2017" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Wood Green School Sixth Form Course Guidance and Information Booklet" (PDF). Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Welcome to Wood Green School". UCAS Progress. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

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