Golborne High School


Golborne High School

Golborne High School is located in Golborne, Warrington Cheshire, England. The school holds specialist Arts College status.

History

It was built around 1955 as Golborne Girls' Secondary Modern. Boys went to Golborne County School in Talbot Street. In 1967, the school became a Comprehensive. In 2000, the students performed number one hit War for its American composer and singer Edwin Starr. The school took second place in a Salter's Festival of Chemistry contest. [http://www.salters.co.uk/festivals/universitywinners.asp?ID=39] In July 2007 Golborne sent representatives to a Youth Summit to press for adult understand of youth issues. [http://www.wlct.org/Culture/linconline/press/pr_3207.htm] [http://www.wigantoday.net/wigan-news?articleid=3002698] .

In September 2007, the school was selected to host a display of lunar rock samples, which the students were allowed to handle. [Bean, Richard. [http://www.dailyastronomy.com/story.asp?ID=229659&Title=Pupils+sample+lunar+rocks "Pupils sample lunar rocks"] , "Wigan Evening News", September 13, 2007.]

Golborne was recognized as one of 100 schools with the largest increase on performance from 2002 to 2004, based on participation in GCSE exams. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4356696.stm "Not such an improvement: Publication of the new GCSE-level performance indicator has a marked impact on the official list of the "most improved" schools in England."] , "BBC News", October 19, 2005. Accessed October 11, 2007.] There are now houses. there are 5 tutors in each of the 6 houses.

Austen

A1-miss howsonA2-Miss freemanA3-Miss LeverA4-Mr HughesA5-Miss Stanley

Fonteyn

F1- F2- F3 F4 F5-Mrs Nicholas

Lennon

L1- Miss HollowellL2-Miss HickeyL3- Miss CorlettL4-Miss SchofieldL5-Mr Ackers

Picasso

P1-Mrs BirdP2-Miss CarriganP3-Mr SeagoP4-Mr ThorpeP5-Miss Houlston

Shakespeare

S1-Mr KennedyS2-Mr HagenS3-Miss RowlandS4-Miss ForkinS5-Miss Furman

Westwood

W1- W2-Mr DeanW3-Mrs ThorpeW4-Miss WyattW5-Miss Collins

Arts School status

As far back as 2004, the school had been pursuing arts school status, which would provide for a more focused curriculum enhanced with state-of-the-art equipment. [ [http://archive.thisischeshire.co.uk/2004/11/4/140955.html "Golborne High School aims for specialist arts status"] , "Cheshire Guardian", November 4, 2004. Accessed October 11, 2007. "If successful, the school, now ranked in the top seven in Wigan for GCSE results, would receive state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital imagery suite with hi-tec computers."] In September 2007, the school became a College of Visual Arts. Students will be taught all disciplines in art. Recently opened is the Digital Photography Suite which is intended not only for school use but for community groups. The school is to be equipped with its own art gallery.

References

External links

* [http://www.golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk/ Golborne High School]
* [http://flickr.com/photos/golbornehighschool/sets/72157603356394195/show/ Examples of GCSE Art & Digital Photography]


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