Gowerton Comprehensive School

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Gowerton School
Address
Cecil Road

, ,
SA4 3DL

Coordinates 51°38′33″N 4°02′10″W / 51.64263°N 4.03617°W / 51.64263; -4.03617Coordinates: 51°38′33″N 4°02′10″W / 51.64263°N 4.03617°W / 51.64263; -4.03617
Information
Type Comprehensive
Motto "Mi ddylwn, mi allaf, mi fynnaf" English translation: "I should, I can, I shall"
Established 1973
Local authority Swansea
Department for Education URN 401770 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Headteacher Mr Nigel Jones
Gender Coeducational
Age 11 to 18
Enrolment 1350
Colour(s) Maroon and white
Former name Gowerton Grammar School
Website

Gowerton School is a public secondary school located in the heart of Gowerton village, near Swansea, United Kingdom.

History

Intermediate School

The school opened on 5 October 1896 in Talbot Street as a co-educational Intermediate school under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1889. It was known locally as Gowerton County School.

Grammar school

In May, 1940 the Talbot Street school became a boys' grammar school when a girls' grammar school opened on Cecil Road.

Comprehensive

The school in its present form was created in 1973 from the merger of Gowerton Girls' Grammar School and Gowerton Boys' Grammar School. The Upper School was at Cecil Road and the Middle School was on Talbot Road. In 1987 the school was centralised on the Cecil Road (former girls' school) site.

Gowerton School today serves pupils from the north and west of the Gower peninsula and from the Swansea suburbs of Gowerton, Waunarlwydd and Dunvant from age 11 to 18, with a successful sixth form specialising in A level and Welsh Baccalaureate courses.

ESTYN inspections in 1994, 2000, 2005, 2011 and 2017 have been consistently good. The 2011 inspection report under the new Welsh inspection framework noted the school's outstanding ethos, inspiring leadership, good performance and excellent prospects, with high academic expectations and achievements, excellent care for pupil welfare and sector leading use of ICT in teaching.[1]

In July 2013, parents supported boys wearing skirts as they had not been permitted to wear school shorts or to roll their trousers up during particularly hot summer weather.[2]

Location

The school is located off Cecil Road in Gowerton. Opposite the school's entrance on Park Road is Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr, a Welsh speaking school that used to house the Boy's Grammar School.

School layout

The school is large compared to other secondary schools in the UK. It has three main blocks, two demountable blocks and an additional block.

  • 'A' block houses the main entrance/reception, office, main hall, canteen, gymnasium and the English and modern foreign language departments.
  • 'B' block houses mathematics, design and technology, religious education and the STF unit. It also houses the main literacy block for those pupils with problems with literacy. It also houses the pupil support offices and houses the sixth form canteen and common room.
  • 'C' block houses the arts and humanities departments.
  • 'D' block houses the Welsh language department and also houses the school nurse's room. There is also a drama room, sports hall with male and female changing rooms, weights room and a Business Studies/Psychology room.
  • 'F' block is used for science and is the newest building.

In addition to the main blocks there are also the tennis courts, two playing fields and a redgra adjacent to F Block and C Block.

Notable former pupils and staff

Staff

Pupils

Pupils of Gowerton Grammar School

References

  1. ^ "Gowerton School". Estyn.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "Swansea schoolboys keep cool in skirts after shorts ban". Daily Telegraph. 15 Jul 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

External links

  • Gowerton School website
  • ESTYN Inspection report 2011
  • Department for Education listing
  • Gowertonian Society website
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