Woodrush High School
|Woodrush High School|
|Motto||Turn Up. Work Hard. Be Nice.|
|School district||Bromsgrove and Redditch|
|Department for Education URN||136924 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Enrolment||1002, as of January 2020|
|Houses||Brindley, Cadbury, Eliot and Lanchester|
|Colour(s)||Black and Green|
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. In this inspection the school were downgraded from 'outstanding' to 'good'.
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. 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.
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. 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.