- De Ferrers Specialist Technology College
The de Ferrers Academy Established 1965 (1985 as de Ferrers) Type Comprehensive school Headteacher Mr M A York BA (Hons) BEd MBA Specialism Technology Location St Mary's Drive
Burton on Trent
Local authority Staffordshire DfE URN 124442 Ofsted Reports Students 2000+ Gender Coeducational Ages 11–18 Colours Green Former name Dovecliff Grammar School Website de Ferrers
The de Ferrers Academy is a comprehensive school located in Burton upon Trent.
The school is split into two sites. Dove campus for years 7-9 on Harehedge Lane, and Trent campus, for years 10,11 and the sixth form students, on St Mary's Drive. The school has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2008.
It opened in 1965 as Dovecliff Grammar School on St Mary's Drive. Nearby was Horninglow Secondary Modern School on Harehedge Lane which opened in 1958.
In 1975 it became the Wulfric Comprehensive School when the grammar and secondary modern schools merged, with two separate sites.
It became known as the De Ferrers High School in 1985 when it merged with the Forest of Needwood High School in Rolleston on Dove. Forest of Needwood Secondary School had opened in 1963 as a secondary modern school and was named after Needwood Forest.
James Underwood, a former pupil of "De Ferrers high school" is now an olypic discus thrower.
It gets above average results at GCSE, and at A-level, better on both counts than the Abbot Beyne School. It gets slightly better A-level results than the nearby John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood, but lower GCSE results.
In late 2010 de Ferrers was offered the chance to fast-track into becoming an academy, due to its outstanding report from Ofsted. Although in short term this will have little effect, it will be an important development in the college's future. As well as de Ferrers, John Taylor High School were also offered the chance to become an academy and have accepted.
Dovecliff Grammar School
- Chris Simpkins, Director General since 2007 of The Royal British Legion, and Chief Executive from 1988-2003 of South Holland District Council
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