|Type||Secondary modern Academy|
|Headteacher||Mrs Sharon Jarrett|
|Chairman of Governors||Mr Nigel Davies|
|Location||Stanely Hill Avenue
|DfE URN||137343 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Navy and Sky Blue|
Amersham School is a mixed secondary school in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In September 2011, the school became an Academy. It takes children from the age of 11 through to the age of 18 and has approximately 850 pupils.
The examination results at Amersham School have risen dramatically over the last five years, with 70% of students achieving at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in 2010. 50% of students achieved five GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Mathematics. A Level results are also at an all-time high, with a 98% pass rate and 67% of grades at A-C.
Amersham School is an upper school, and half the children who live locally pass the 11+ and go to grammar schools. In light of this data, Amersham School is performing well above national averages.
As is common with many other schools, Amersham School operates a two-year Key Stage 3. This allows three years for GCSE study, through a staged approach, and allows for a more personalised curriculum.
The school is over-subscribed for entries in Year 7 and has an ever-expanding sixth form.
The school opened on its current site in 1964, although at that time it was the Brudenell County Secondary School for girls. Following the opening of the girls' school, the Raans County Secondary School, which had opened in 1956 as a mixed school, became a boys' school. In 1992, Raans School closed. Brudenell became a mixed school, and was renamed the Amersham School. Notable alumni include Olympic Athlete Nicola Sanders and Amersham businessman Gary Grant.
The main entrance includes the cafeteria and the main office.
- A block includes 4 math rooms.
- B block includes 4 English rooms.
- C block includes 5 I.T. rooms.
- D block includes 2 art rooms, a kitchen, and P.S.H.C.E.
- E block includes science rooms.
- F block includes the finance offices and the headteacher's office.
- G block includes the music rooms, the drama studio, and the gym.
- J block includes humanity classes: history, geography, and R.S.
- L block includes an I.T. room, English room, reflection room, extra help classroom, 2 math rooms, and an M.F.L. room.
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