- Temple Moor High School Science College
Infobox UK school
name = Temple Moor High School Science College
motto = "Together we achieve success"
established = 1956
head_label = Headmaster
head = Mr. Martin Fleetwood
street = Selby Road
postcode = LS15 0PT
ofsted = 108064
enrollment = 1240
gender = Mixed
houses = Rigel, Capella, Sirius, Vega
publication = Tempo (School Magazine/Newsletter)
website = http://www.templemoor.co.uk/
website_name = www.templemoor.co.uk
Temple Moor High School Science College, or simply Temple Moor High School, is a school in
West Yorkshire, England. In recent years, it has achieved its ' Science College' status. [ [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/index.cfm?fuseaction=summary&id=108064 Hollywood Park Combined Nursery Centre ] ]
The School is
oversubscribedevery year, and currently has a rollof around 1240 pupils. [ [http://www.dfes.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/dfe1x1_04.pl?Mode=&Code=&School=3834046&Type=&back=&No=383 Temple Moor High School ] ]
The school has seen outstanding
GCSEand A-level results in the past, [ [http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/dfe1x1_05.pl?School=3834046 Temple Moor High School Science College ] ] and is heavily subscribed. [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/pdf/?inspectionNumber=194349&providerCategoryID=8192&fileName=\school\108\s10_108064_20011219.pdf Ofsted Section 9/10 Report 2001] ] However, in its last Ofstedinspections it received a grade 3, which is average. [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/portal/site/Internet/menuitem.7c7b38b14d870c7bb1890a01637046a0/?event=getReport&urn=108064&inspectionNumber=288017&providerCategoryID=32&fileName=\school\108\s5_108064_20061106.xml Ofstead Written Report.] ] In recent years, at least 95% of students have achieved GCSE/GNVQs. [ [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/portal/site/Internet/menuitem.7c7b38b14d870c7bb1890a01637046a0/?event=getReport&urn=108064&inspectionNumber=288017&providerCategoryID=32&fileName=\school\108\s5_108064_20061106.xml Ofstead Written Report.] ]
Temple Moor High School (pre-Science College) was founded in 1956 as Temple Moor Grammar School, a status it retained until 1973. At its inception, the school was male-only. However, this was later abolished as the times changed, and is currently a mixed gender institution (1992). The school became associated with notable local families, most credibly the DeLacy family, whom are recognized within the
The original houses (Manston, Scargill, Dunstan and DeLacy) all derived their names from local families.
The 2006-2007 term saw the reintroduction of a House System - as part of the 50 year anniversary - with the houses named after stars. The houses colours are on the
tieof students from each house (except Sirius, who have a grey tie). The colours are names are:
As the largest and most popular high school in the area, Temple Moor has a constant income of children from many local primary schools, known as feeder schools. The School has strived to form close working relationships with these primary schools, most notably with Temple Newsam Halton Primary, which is conveniently located opposite the High School.The following schools are the more notable feeder schools for Temple Moor.
Temple Newsam Halton Primary School
Crossgates Primary School
Whitkirk Primary School
Colton Primary School
St. Peters Primary School
*The school celebrated its 50th anniversary on
October 13, 2006.
*The houses compete in regular competitions - as the school year has just begun, no house competitions have yet been set for the 07-08 school year.
** Year 2006-2007, the house winners were Sirius.
*The original House System featured the names of local families of historial renown: Manston (red), Scargill (white), Dunstan (yellow) and DeLacy (purple). The DeLacy family, for example, is associated with
Temple Newsam, an estate and country house, located nearby from which the school derived it's name and also its Templar Cross emblem.
*It is reported as being one of the most over subscribed schools in the country. [ [http://www.crossgatestoday.co.uk/crossgates/Limited-choice-for-Whitkirk-families.3184980.jp Limited choice for Whitkirk families over alternative school places - Crossgates Today ] ]
* The school's latin slogan, though not acknowledged as greatly in recent years, is "Novae Mentis Templa Colimus"
Temple Moor in the news
May 16 2007, construction workers from the ' Building Schools for the Future' (BSF) programme punctured a chlorinetank whilst demolishing the school's disused swimming pool, forcing evacuation of the school. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/6662505.stm BBC NEWS | England | West Yorkshire | 'Deadly' gas leak at high school ] ]
* Aiden Thomas, 12, was found hanging in his bedroom in March 2007, and was unable to be resuscitated. [ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=442766&in_page_id=1770&ito=1490 Boy, 12, dies in hanging tragedy | the Daily Mail ] ] This has, however, been ruled as an accidental death.
* Another student, Shaun Martin, 16, was found after stabbing himself in late December. [ [http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Tragedy-of-teenager-who-stabbed.3636899.jp Tragedy of teenager who stabbed himself in the heart - Yorkshire Evening Post ] ]
* [http://templemoor.co.uk/ Official School Website]
* [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/index.cfm?fuseaction=summary&id=108064 Ofsted information]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Temple+Moor+High+school&sll=24.527135,-35.507812&sspn=110.808453,236.953125&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=53.795569,-1.459744&spn=0.005146,0.014462/ School Location (Google Maps)]
* [http://templemoorhigh.blogspot.com/ Blog made by Pupils of TMHS to reveal "truths"]
* [http://www.educationleeds.co.uk/bsf/bsfinleeds.html Building Schools for the Future]
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