Sir Henry Cooper School
|Motto||'Achievement for all in a caring environment'|
|Acting Headteacher||Mr O'brien|
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
|DfE URN||118105 Tables|
Sir Henry Cooper School is a coeducational, secondary school on Thorpepark Road in Orchard Park Estate, Kingston upon Hull, England. On the school ground is the North Site of the Hull City Learning Centre, no longer part of the City Learning Centres, in the school Information Technology building.
In 1854 Sir Henry Cooper was elected Mayor of Hull and, on the occasion of the visit of Queen Victoria in October of that year, he received a Knighthood. He became a member and first Chairman of the Hull School Board in 1871. When the Board Schools opened in 1876 at Bean Street, Hull, they were named the 'Sir Henry Cooper Schools' and, following their closure, the name was transferred to this school when it opened in September 1967.
Sir Henry Cooper School is to be converted to the Northern Academy. The building of this new academy, sponsored by the University of Hull, has met local opposition, with concerns that construction could cause "flooding, traffic problems and loss of green space".
The school has about 600 pupils, of whom 57% achieved Level 2 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-C) and 82% achieved Level 1 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-G).[when?] Over the past few years expectations and results have increased, indicating the school is improving. In 2009 77% of pupils achieved Level 1 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-G) and 44% achieved a Level 2 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-C). The school has no sixth form.
- "Residents pledge a fight to block academy plans"; Yorkshirepost.co.uk. Retrieved 26 April 2012
- School website
- UK Department for Education and Skills statistics
- UK Ofsted inspection report
- Plans for an Academy
- Hull CLC Website