Aldworth Science College


Aldworth Science College

Infobox UK school
name = Aldworth Science College


motto = "Live For Life"
phone = 01256 322691
fax = 01256 819756
established =
type = Community
head = Mrs. Alexis Carr
street = Western Way
city = Basingstoke
county = Hampshire
country = England
enrollment = 537
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
publication =
website = http://www.asc.hants.sch.uk/
Aldworth Science College is a secondary school, formerly Richard Aldworth Community School, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. The school holds Specialist Science College status.

Founder

The School takes its name from Richard Aldworth, a wealthy London merchant, whose mother, Jane South, came from a prominent Basingstoke family involved in the wool trade. When he died in December 1646, he left money to Christ's Hospital, where he was a governor and to found and support Blue Coat Schools in Reading and Basingstoke. The School in Basingstoke opened around 1649 and closed in 1896 due to bankruptcy. Its building however survived until 1966 until it was demolished during the redevelopment of the town. It's site in Cross Street is now marked by a statue of a Blue Coat Boy

History and Current News

The school was built in 1963 and when it was opened in September of that year, a stone plaque from the old Blue Coat School building was incorporated in the main entrance. It changed its name from Richard Aldworth School to Aldworth Science College in September 2005. Due to funding from earning the science status, certain areas of the school have been redeveloped. Major work has been planned for the summer of 2008, including various computer rooms in the Dartmouth block being rebuilt on the ground floor to make it more accesible for disabled students.

External Links

* [http://www.hants.gov.uk/schools/4156/#hantsnet/ School Website]


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