Blenheim High School

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Coordinates: 51°20′42″N 0°15′50″W / 51.345°N 0.264°W / 51.345; -0.264

Blenheim High School
Blenheim high school.JPG
Address
Longmead Road
West Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9BH
England
Information
School type Academy
Motto believe and achieve
Established 1997
Local authority Surrey
Specialist Science
Department for Education URN 137906 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Chair Mr Roger Kitley
Head teacher Mr. A.A Bodell
Staff 163
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Number of students 1,350 pupils (Capacity for 1,430)
Houses  •      Tulyar
 •      Nashwan
 •      Octavius
 •      Sinndar
Colour(s) Burgundy
Website

Blenheim High School is a secondary school with academy status located at Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, England, that opened in 1997.[1] It is a coeducational, publicly funded academy that educates children from ages 11–18, with 1,350 pupils on roll.[2]

Academic standards

In the Ofsted inspection carried out in January 2017, the school was rated as "Requires Improvement," point three on the four-point scale (one being the highest).[2]

In the Ofsted inspection carried out in summer 2013 the school was rated as "Good," point two on the four-point scale (one being the highest).[2]

In the Ofsted inspection carried out in February 2010 the school was rated as "Satisfactory," point three on the four-point scale (one being the highest).[2]

In the previous, February 2007, Ofsted inspection the school was rated "Good," point two on the scale, and described as "a good school with many outstanding features." The school had been rated "Outstanding" in relation to the questions:

  • How good is the overall personal development and well-being of the learners?
  • How effective are leadership and management in raising achievement and supporting all learners?

Admission arrangements

The school was oversubscribed prior to 2011.

On 5 October 2001 the admission arrangements were reviewed by an independent adjudicator who decided:

  • The school should not name priority wards because this would discriminate in favour of children from the Borough of Epsom and Ewell, to the disadvantage of those who live in the London Borough of Sutton.
  • The priority given to children of governors or staff should be removed.[3]

Parliamentary mentions

On 26 October 2001 Stephen Timms, then Minister of State for School Standards, in a written answer, gave an assurance to Chris Grayling MP that the funding of the school would be safeguarded despite the ending of grant-maintained status.[4]

School organisation

Houses

The school has four houses named, as the school is, after racehorses that have won The Derby.

The ties (burgundy with diagonal white stripes) feature the school logo situated just under the knot, over a stripe of the colour denoting the house of the student.

Rebranding

As of September 2012 the school underwent a 're-branding', which included a new logo. The new logo incorporates the four house colours of red, green, blue and yellow. The new school motto, 'believe and achieve', is below the logo.

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Blenheim’s first pupils branch out" Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Barnet & Potters Bar Times, 1 July 2004
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ "Schools adjudicator decides admission arrangements for Blenheim High School in Surrey", M2 Presswire, 16 October 2001
  4. ^ "Blenheim High School", Hansard Written Answers, Volume No. 373, Part No. 38, 26 October 2001
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Blenheim School Website". Blenheim.surrey.sch.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External links

  • Official website
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