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West Bridgford School

The West Bridgford School is a co-educational comprehensive school in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.

The West Bridgford School
Address
Loughborough Road

, ,
NG2 7FA

England
Coordinates52°55′04″N 1°08′13″W / 52.9179°N 1.137°W / 52.9179; -1.137Coordinates: 52°55′04″N 1°08′13″W / 52.9179°N 1.137°W / 52.9179; -1.137
Information
TypeAcademy, Comprehensive
MottoCarpe Diem
Established1895 (1969)
TrustEast Midlands Education Trust
Department for EducationURN: 136628 Tables
Head teacherTim Peacock (2019 - present)
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrollment1452
Website

HistoryEdit

Grammar schoolEdit

The school used to be a grammar school and was then known as West Bridgford County Secondary School. It moved to the present buildings in 1938 and became The West Bridgford Grammar School in 1944. The school's original site was on Musters Road, which was occupied by the old Musters Medical Practice. In September 1938 the school moved to a newly constructed building adjoining Loughborough Road, which is now its main building.

Comprehensive schoolEdit

It became West Bridgford Comprehensive in September 1969. It kept some of its old grammar school ethos long after it became a comprehensive: Latin and Classics were taught and rugby was given priority over football until the 1970s. Its catchment area was the east side of the old LNER railway line (now Green line nature reserve) in West Bridgford and included Ruddington. The building is next to the old Central College Nottingham building, which has been knocked down to make space for a new housing estate .

AcademyEdit

The school applied to be an Academy under the Academies Act 2010 and officially became an Academy at midnight on 31 March 2011. It allocates up to 10% of its places based on technological aptitude. Its admissions policy, however, is still as a Comprehensive and these places are allocated after offers have been made to those that live within the catchment area.

In September 2014 The Ripley Academy (formerly Mill Hill School) in Ripley, Derbyshire joined West Bridgford School as part of the East Midlands Education Trust.[1]

In March 2016 The West Bridgford School was recognised as being one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.[2]

An 'Eco-School'Edit

The school's council and "Environmental Committee" have worked, with assistance from teachers and the support of the student body, to reduce the school's impact on the environment. The school has raised awareness by holding cake sales, fundraising events and holding a "Green Week", which involved students paying a donation and dressing in green. The money raised has gone towards green projects, such as double glazing, insulation and, most notably, a wind turbine, which feeds energy into the National Grid, who then subsidise the school's energy bill. Currently, the school holds the three Eco Schools awards, bronze, silver and has earned green in recognition of its efforts.[3]

Notable former pupilsEdit

West Bridgford Grammar SchoolEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk/news/local/academy-status-for-town-school-1-6832139
  2. ^ WBWire (7 March 2016). "The West Bridgford School in the Top 100 schools | West Bridgford Wire". West Bridgford Wire. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ eco schools website|accessdate = 30 January 2012
  4. ^ Angus Barnett at IMDB
  5. ^ marcus clarke's IMDB listing
  6. ^ Hands Up Puppets Website
  7. ^ https://gohofstra.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3797
  8. ^ Samantha Morton left at 13 ...

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