Stroud High School

Stroud High School (SHS) is a grammar school with academy status for girls aged 11 to 18 located in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

Stroud High School
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Stroud High School is located in Gloucestershire
Stroud High School
Stroud High School
Stroud High School is located in England
Stroud High School
Stroud High School
Stroud High School is located in the United Kingdom
Stroud High School
Stroud High School
Beards Lane, Cainscross Road

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GL5 4HF

Coordinates51°44′46″N 2°13′58″W / 51.746°N 2.2327°W / 51.746; -2.2327Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 2°13′58″W / 51.746°N 2.2327°W / 51.746; -2.2327
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TypeGrammar school; Academy
Motto"Trouthe and Honour, Fredom and Curteisye"/"A learning partnership valuing respect, personal best ... and a spirit of fun. "
Established1904
Department for Education URN136874 Tables
OfstedReports
ChairMrs. Jacqui Phillips
Head teacherMark McShane
GenderGirls
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1026
HousesCapel (C), Griffin (G), Kimmin (K) Arundel (A) and Stanley (S). All five houses are named after mills in the Stroud valleys.
Websitehttp://stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk

HistoryEdit

Stroud High School was founded in 1904 as the Girls' Endowed School by a group of local citizens led by solicitor Mr. A. J. Morton Ball, who decided that the girls of Stroud and the surrounding areas deserved a secondary school to match Marling School for boys that had been founded some years earlier.[1] As a suitable building was not available, the school was initially housed in rooms in the School of Science and Art in Lansdown, Stroud. Miss D.M. Beale, niece of Dorothea Beale the founder of St Hilda's College, Oxford and long-term headmistress of Cheltenham Ladies' College was appointed as the first headmistress.[2]

In 1912, D.M. Beale, her staff and seventy girls moved into a new purpose built building in the Queen Anne style which is still part of the current school complex.[2]

In 1939, a school hall was added.

In early 1940, girls from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham were evacuated to Stroud High School, returning only when suitable air raid facilities had been constructed at EHS.[3]

In 1964, the Stroud Secondary Technical School for Girls merged with Stroud High School.[4]

In 1988, the school became a grant-maintained school and in 1998 a foundation school.[5]

In 2003, the school became a Specialist School for Science and Mathematics.[6]

In 2008, Tim Withers was appointed as its first male head in over 100 years.

In 2009, the school had a second specialism in Modern Foreign Languages.

In 2010, Stroud High School, operating through the Afri Twin organisation, twinned with Rustenburg School for Girls and Mfuleni High School, in the greater Cape Town area of Western Cape Province, South Africa.[7]

In 2018, the school opened their new £1 million grant funded refurbished/rebuilt science block with two new classrooms.[8]

In 2019 the school opened up places for its new co-ed cohort as Stroud High Sixth Form after splitting from Marling School. Within the first year, around eight boys joined the school.[9] Music and German classes are still shared and the sixth forms share the Sixth Form Block.

Academic standardsEdit

Stroud High School has consistently achieved a GCSE Level 2 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-C) of 100%.[10] The Ofsted Report, which graded the school as 'Outstanding' was compiled in December 2010.[11] An inspection in 2013 revealed there were then "Areas for improvement".[12]

 
Stroud High School main building

Academy statusEdit

In February 2011, Stroud High School began a consultation process with stakeholders, principally parents, staff and students which it stated might lead to the school converting to an Academy later in the year.[13] Stroud High School then became an Academy on 1 July 2011, a month before its partner school, Marling School.

Sixth form educationEdit

Students are able to continue their education beyond the age of sixteen in the school's co-educational Sixth Form which was operated jointly with Marling School until 2019, when they decided to split into Stroud High sixth form[14] and Marling sixth form[15] respectively. The two schools still share a number of facilities on their adjoining sites. The joint Sixth Form block was extended[16] to double the size of the accommodation and to include a new one hundred and sixty seat Lecture Theatre. Students from other educational establishments may also join the Sixth Form provided they have achieved 5 or more grade 6s.

Notable former pupilsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Sam (14 July 2017). "How much do you know about the history of Stroud's secondary schools?". Stroud News and Journal. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Stroud: Education Pages 141-144 A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11, Bisley and Longtree Hundreds". Victoria County History. Archived from the original on 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 19 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine Archived 19 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine Edgbaston High School website
  4. ^ Falconer, Ben (8 September 2017). "70 years ago these ladies walked in to a new school and they have been friends ever since". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  5. ^ "30 years of Stroud 1984 to 2014". Stroud Local History Society. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Stroud High School". Ofsted. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ Hernando, Harriet (4 July 2011). "African teachers take tips home from Stroud High School". Stroud News and Journal. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ "New Science block is opened by STEM Ambassador at Stroud High School". Carter. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  9. ^ Falconer, Ben (20 February 2018). "'Acrimony' and 'angst' between two grammar schools over sixth form split - but now it feels like an 'amicable divorce'". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Stroud High School". Gloucestershire Live. 20 June 2019. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Stroud High School". Ofsted. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Ofsted 2012–13 subject survey inspection programme". Ofsted. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  13. ^ "About Us". Stourd High School. Archived from the original on 9 January 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  14. ^ [2] Archived 29 August 2020 at the Wayback Machine SHS sixth form website
  15. ^ [3] Archived 13 May 2020 at the Wayback Machine Archived 13 May 2020 at the Wayback Machine Marling sixth form website
  16. ^ [4] Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Stroud News and Journal Article
  17. ^ Sims, Aaron (18 August 2017). "ROWING: Former Stroud High School student Anna Corderoy selected by Team GB for World Rowing Championships". Stroud News and Journal. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Tina May". Band on the Wall. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Emma McClarkin". Wellingborough Conservatives. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  20. ^ "Happy 90th Birthday to Dame Margaret Weston". Stroud High School. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

External linksEdit

  • [5] Marling School Sixth Form & Stroud High School Sixth Form website.