Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College

Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College

Infobox UK school
name = The Henry Mellish School & Sports College

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latitude = 52.9934
longitude = -1.1882
dms = dms
motto = Tenax Propositi (Firm of purpose)
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established = 1929
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type = Secondary
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president =
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head = Tony Bond (acting)
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chair = R. Ogier
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specialist = Sports and ICT
street = Highbury Road
city = Bulwell, Nottingham
county = Nottinghamshire
country = England
postcode = NG6 9DS
LEA = City of Nottingham
ofsted = 122878
staff =
enrollment = 539
gender = Coeducational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
houses =
colours = Black and gold
publication = Mellish Mercury
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website = http://www.henrymellish.com
website_name = HenryMellish.com

Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College is a small, non-denominational secondary school in Bulwell, Nottingham, England, situated in an area of high social deprivation.


The school was founded as a boys' grammar school in 1929 - the Henry Mellish Grammar School, and named after Eton-educated [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/collections/family-estate/collections/mellish/henry-mellish.phtml Henry Mellish] , a British Army colonel and local councillor, who died two years previous to the opening. The school is now sited near the Highbury Vale tram stop and opposite the Highbury Hospital on "Highbury Road" (B682).

chool future

In September 2009, the school will combine with the River Leen School on "Hucknall Lane" in Bulwell, to form the the Bulwell Enterprise Academy on "Hucknall Lane" - also on the B682 on the north end of Hucknall near the Bulwell Forest tram stop. The River Leen School gets results twice as bad as Henry Mellish. The academy will be sponsored by the Edge Educational Foundation.

Academic performance

Henry Mellish School was judged to require special measures in 2005, but has since vastly improved - the school gained its specialist sports college status with information and communication technology (ICT) as a second specialism in March 2005. The school gets very low GCSE results - under the 30% target, yet typical of most Nottingham schools. In 1997, it got the 20th worst results in England.


As Henry Mellish Grammar School

* David Greenaway, economist
* Robert Raymond, filmmaker in Australia


* [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/portal/site/Internet/menuitem.7c7b38b14d870c7bb1890a01637046a0/?event=getReport&urn=122878&inspectionNumber=281366&providerCategoryID=32&fileName=school122s5_122878_20060713.xml School Ofsted Report from June 2006] , accessed 08 April 2007.

External links

* [http://www.henrymellish.com School's Official Website]
* [http://www.bulwellacademytrust.co.uk New Bulwell Academy]
* [http://www.bulwellacademyquestions.co.uk Bulwell Academy Questions]
* [http://www.edge.co.uk/docs/action/schools/?id=45:0:0 Edge academies]
* [http://www.enterprisingscience.com/school/henry_mellish_comprehensive_school Enterprising Science]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/5229236.stm New academy]
* [http://www.edubase.gov.uk/EstablishmentView.aspx?EstablishmentID=22857 EduBase]

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