- Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College
Infobox UK school
name = The Henry Mellish School & Sports College
latitude = 52.9934
longitude = -1.1882
dms = dms
motto = Tenax Propositi (Firm of purpose)
established = 1929
type = Secondary
head = Tony Bond (acting)
chair = R. Ogier
specialist = Sports and ICT
street = Highbury Road
postcode = NG6 9DS
City of Nottingham
ofsted = 122878
enrollment = 539
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
colours = Black and gold
publication = Mellish Mercury
website = http://www.henrymellish.com
website_name = HenryMellish.com
Henry Mellish School and Specialist Sports College is a small,
non-denominational secondary schoolin 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 coloneland local councillor, who died two years previous to the opening. The school is now sited near the Highbury Vale tram stopand opposite the Highbury Hospital on "Highbury Road" (B682).
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.
Henry Mellish School was judged to require
special measuresin 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.
* [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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