Woodrush High School

Woodrush High School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the parish of Wythall in the English county of Worcestershire.[1]

Woodrush High School
Address
Shawhurst Lane


,
B47 5JW

Coordinates52°23′18″N 1°52′43″W / 52.3882°N 1.8787°W / 52.3882; -1.8787Coordinates: 52°23′18″N 1°52′43″W / 52.3882°N 1.8787°W / 52.3882; -1.8787
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoTurn Up. Work Hard. Be Nice.
Established1958 (1958)
School districtBromsgrove and Redditch
Local authorityWorcestershire
Department for Education URN136924 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherNatasha Rancins
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1002, as of January 2020
Capacity1020
HousesBrindley, Cadbury, Eliot and Lanchester
Colour(s)Black and Green
Websitehttp://www.woodrushhigh.worcs.sch.uk/

Woodrush High School offers GCSEs, BTECs and Cambridge Nationals as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs. As of 2018, the school also started enrolling higher ability students onto the Mandarin Excellence program.

As of the most recent Ofsted inspection published in January 2019, the school has 998 enrolled pupils, 96 of whom are in the Sixth Form.[2] In this inspection the school were downgraded from 'outstanding' to 'good'.

School historyEdit

Established in 1958, it later became a foundation school administered by Worcestershire County Council. In July 2011 Woodrush High School converted to academy status, but continues to coordinate with Worcestershire County Council for admissions.

In November 2019, the school was close to shutting down due to a faulty boiler.[3] Parents had attempted to fundraise through a GoFundMe page however the matter was resolved after Sajid Javid, Bromsgrove MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer, visited the school. This led to the Department for Education providing an emergency fund for the school.[4]

In March 2020, the school was forced to temporarily close due to government guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Academic successEdit

In 2018/19 exams 44% of the pupils obtained a level 5 grade or higher in both English and Maths GCSEs, 1% higher than the national average and an improvement by 1% from the 2017/18 exams.[5] Overall, 62 grade 9s were received with 11 in History, 9 in Chemistry and 7 in Maths. Also, last year, students from the sixth form achieved 41% A* to C grades along with a 100% pass rate.[6]

School awardsEdit

  • 2010 - 2013 British Council International School Award
  • 2015 - 2016 Discovering Democracy Award
  • 2016 Prince's Teaching Institute - Geography
  • 2016 Prince's Teaching Institute - History
  • St John Ambulance School Mark
  • The Healthy Schools Award
  • Silver Eco Schools Award

Notable former pupilsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Woodrush High School".
  2. ^ "2019 Ofsted Inspection".
  3. ^ "Birmingham Mail".
  4. ^ "Birmingham Mail".
  5. ^ "Woodrush High School - GOV.UK".
  6. ^ "Woodrush High Schools Sixth Form Success".
  7. ^ "Twitter".

External linksEdit