Court Moor School

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Coordinates: 51°16′16″N 0°50′46″W / 51.271°N 0.846°W / 51.271; -0.846

Court Moor School[1]
Court Moor School Logo.jpg
Address
Spring Woods
Fleet, Hants, GU52 7RY
England
Information
School type Community school
Motto Caring to Achieve
Established 11 May 1960 (1960-05-11)
Local authority Hampshire
Department for Education URN 116412 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Headteacher Mr Paul Jenkins
Staff 68
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 16
Number of students 1095
Colour(s) Blue and Red
Website

Court Moor School is one of two secondary schools in the town of Fleet, in Hampshire (UK) for pupils aged 11–16.[2]

History

The 15.7-acre (64,000 m2) site for the school was purchased in 1957 for £3,810 by Hampshire County Council. Fleet Secondary Modern School, the earliest school in the town, moved into the site in 1960 and reopened as Court Moor School on 11 May. At the time, the school had only one building, 500 students and 20 teachers. Court Moor became a comprehensive school in 1974 and is part of the Hart school district.[3]

The school is adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal and part of its site is designated a nature conservation area. The school gate is narrow because it was originally intended to be the trade entrance. Local residents were worried about the consequences of having the intended main gate opening onto their estate and it was never widened.

The Department for Education and Skills (DFES) recorded that in 2000 some 70% of all pupils leaving the school that year had attained five or more GCSE A*-C results, well above the national average of 49%. League tables for 2005, indicate that 76% of all pupils taking exams that year gained 5 or more A*-C results. The school was awarded Science College status in 2004. The school was inspected by OFSTED in 2009, where it received a rating of "outstanding" overall. The school was last inspected by OFSTED in 2013, where it received a rating of "good" overall.

The House System

The House System came to Court Moor School in late 2010, bringing in a change in the way the school was organised. It has changed the Celebration of Achievement events and has introduced a certain measure of charity fund raising to the school. The four houses are: Brunel, Austen, Nightingale and Wellington. Each house has its own local charity that it has chosen to support: Brunel - Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Austen - Daisy's Dream, Nightingale - Parity for Disability and Wellington - SSAFA Forces Help.

Court Moor's Student Council

A visual breakdown of the Student Voice System

Court Moor's Student Council is made up of form representatives, year representatives, the head boy and the head girl. Student Council meetings are attended by two representatives from each year, the head boy, the head girl and the permanent teacher representatives - the head teacher, chairman of the governors and the site manager.

The Student Council Committee has successfully worked with other aspects of the school to improve the school society. It has planned and implemented projects such as the picnic bench shelters, funded by the schools PTA,[4] and the schools newspaper (The CMS Newspaper).

In 2012 the Student Council entered the CMS Newspaper into the Speaker of the House of Commons's School Council Awards. Although not shortlisted, each school received the "We made a difference" web badge, that now resides on the school's website.

Newspaper

The CMS Newspaper (Court Moor School Newspaper) was set up in 2012 by the Student Council. It successfully launched its first Issue on Thursday, 29 March.[5]

Schools Awards

Court Moor School has won several awards. These include: Fairtrade school status; 'A school using the Olympic Values' recognition; Science College status; The UNICEF Rights Respecting School Mark; The Arts Council of England's Arts Mark; An ICT School Mark and a Speakers School Council "We made a difference" recognition in 2012.

Notable former pupils

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hantsweb - Court Moor School". Archived from the original on 25 May 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2006.
  2. ^ "Court Moor School". Get Hampshire. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
  4. ^ Court Moor School PTA Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Court Moor School Newsletter 3 April[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Dream Come True (20 July 2006)". fleethants.com. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  7. ^ "Model athlete has high hopes for Rio (September 06, 2012)". gethampshire.co.uk. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  8. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/canoeing/3573578.stm

External links

  • Court Moor School
  • Hantsweb - Court Moor School
  • Daily Mail GCSE Results of Court Moor School Year 2007
  • Ofsted inspection entry for Court Moor School
  • Ofsted Inspection Report 2009
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