Upper Shirley High School
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|Upper Shirley High School|
|Headteacher||Ms Cassie Ellins|
|Specialism||Maths and Computing College|
|Ages||11 to 16|
|Former name||Bellemoor School|
Upper Shirley High School is a ‘new’ coeducational school serving the local community of Upper Shirley in Southampton. Formerly Bellemoor School, Upper Shirley High officially opened its doors under the new name from September 2008.
The most recent Ofsted inspection was 29 September 2006. The inspectors report stated that "The school has made good progress since being subject to special measures following the last inspection in November 2004. It now provides an acceptable standard of education and, from the evidence of the significant improvements made; there is a clear capacity to continue this improvement under the direction of the headteacher and senior leadership team."
Key stage 3 Maths results now place school in top 25% of UK schools and a successful start to accelerated curriculum resulted in high number of GCSE level 8 awards[clarification needed]. The school continues to enjoy sporting success[peacock term] across all sports including rowing and athletics.
Results for GCSE students in 2007 were 41% of pupils managing to gain 5 A*-C grades, and 36% managing to gain A*-C grades in English and Maths. Bellemoor school claim that these results are "excellent" as they have beaten their target of 33%.
New developments will be the taking on of the British Council International Award and development of the International Baccalaureate, both of which will impact on students' learning through international pathways. Current partnerships include Johannesburg in South Africa and Gdansk in Poland.
- Martin Degville, member of the punk rock band Sigue Sigue Sputnik
- Craig David, R&B singer
- Francis Benali, Southampton Football Club defender
- Darryl Allen, Havant Rugby Football Club Hooker (Rugby) and Civil Engineer
- Adrian Aymes, former Hampshire County Cricket Club wicket keeper
- Andrew Compton, current President of Europe (as of 2003)
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