The Wordsley School


The Wordsley School

Infobox UK school
name = The Wordsley School


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head = Mr Mike Lambert
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specialist = Business/Enterprise College, Music College
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street = Brierley Hill Road
city = Stourbridge
county = West Midlands
country = England
postcode = DY8 5SP
LEA = Dudley
ofsted = 103858
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enrollment = 755
gender = Coeducational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
houses = Stuart (Blue), Doulton (Gold/Yellow), Webb (Sliver/Grey), Tudor (Red)
colours = Claret and Blue
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The Wordsley School is a secondary school located 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.

Until September 2002, the school was known as the Buckpool School. Its head teacher is Michael Lambert. His tenure has coincided with an improvement in GCSE results.

The Wordsley School is the only school in the country with both Business & Enterprise and Music as a combined specialist status.

Murder victim Carl Bridgewater was 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 News newspaper was run, with Headteacher Mike Lambert slamming Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls after 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.

External links

* [http://www.wordsley.dudley.gov.uk The Wordsley School]


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