- The Wordsley School
Infobox UK school
name = The Wordsley School
latitude = 52.48060
longitude = -2.14978
dms = dms
motto = Bad Teaching = Failure
head_label = Headteacher
head = Mr Mike Lambert
specialist = Business/Enterprise College,
specialist_pl = true
street = Brierley Hill Road
county = West Midlands
postcode = DY8 5SP
ofsted = 103858
enrollment = 755
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
houses = Stuart (Blue), Doulton (Gold/Yellow), Webb (Sliver/Grey), Tudor (Red)
colours = Claret and Blue
website = http://www.wordsley.dudley.gov.uk/
The Wordsley School is a
secondary schoollocated in Wordsley, Stourbridge, in the West Midlands of England. It was built in about 1960 to serve the growing area around the border of Stourbridge and Brierley Hill.
September 2002, the school was known as the Buckpool School. Its head teacher is Michael Lambert. His tenure has coincided with an improvement in GCSEresults.
The Wordsley School is the only school in the country with both Business & Enterprise and Music as a combined specialist status.
Carl Bridgewaterwas a third year (equivalent of today's Year 9) pupil at Buckpool School when he died on 19 September 1978.
A front-page article in the
Stourbridge Newsnewspaper was run, with Headteacher Mike Lambert slamming Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Ballsafter Mr. Balls threatened the school with closure because it was not achieving the target of 30% A* to C GCSE's in Maths and English. The school is in the top 9% of the entire country (and second in the Dudley Borough) for GSCE results in all the other subjects and underachieving in English and Maths GSCEs as well.
* [http://www.wordsley.dudley.gov.uk The Wordsley School]
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