Colton Hills Community School

Colton Hills Community School
Colton Hills Community School A Specialist Language College
Motto Excellence for All
Established 1974
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr Phillip Lambert
Specialism Languages
Location Jeremy Road, Goldthorn Park
West Midlands
England England
Local authority Wolverhampton
DfE URN 104395
Ofsted Reports
Students 821
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Former name Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School
Website CHCS

Coordinates: 52°33′41″N 2°08′11″W / 52.5614°N 2.1365°W / 52.5614; -2.1365

Colton Hills Community School is an 11-18 comprehensive school situated in the Goldthorn Park area of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.



It has over 800 pupils on its roll, including sixth formers.[1] It is situated halfway between Goldthorn Park and Colton Hills. Park Hill is to the east, and the school is close to the LEA boundary with Dudley (Sedgley). Access is via the A4039, to the north, and is not far from the A449, to the west.


Grammar school

Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School was on Newhampton Road East, run by Wolverhampton Education Committee and was co-educational, when Wolverhampton was in Staffordshire. The building is now the Newhampton Centre of City of Wolverhampton College.[2] It was known as the Higher Grade School from 1894-1921, and Wolverhampton Municipal Secondary School from 1921-45. From 1977, the building was used by Valley Park School until 1989.

The school was commonly known as the Muni, and its motto was Post Tenebras Lux, which means 'Light after Darkness'.


Graiseley Secondary School was a coeducational secondary modern school, formed in 1963. It is now Graiseley Primary School on Graiseley Hill. There had been a Graiseley Boys' Secondary School and a Graiseley Girls' Secondary School. Penn Secondary School was on Manor Road in Penn.

The school was formed in September 1974 on a merger of Graiseley and Penn secondary modern schools in the Graiseley district of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School in Whitmore Reans. It initially existed within the buildings of these two schools before relocating to the site at Goldthorn Park during 1975,[3]on land which Wolverhampton had gained from Sedgley in the local government reorganisation of 1966.[4]

It was initially known as Colton Hills Upper School, with the Newhampton Road site briefly used


The school's facilities including a swimming pool which is also open to public use.[5]

The school's current head teacher is Mr Phillip Lambert.[6]

Academic performance

It gets above average results at GCSE and A level.


Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School

  • Dennis Birch CBE, Leader from 1967-73 of Wolverhampton County Borough Council
  • Howard R. Davies
  • John Edwards, Editor from 1969-89 of the Yorkshire Post
  • Keith Hodgson OBE, Director from 1990-8 of the Stamp Office at the Inland Revenue
  • Ronald Leslie Moore OBE, researcher from 1947-73 at the Road Research Laboratory at Crowthorne, whose work led to many road and traffic regulations such as the introduction of crash helmets

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