The Long Eaton School


The Long Eaton School

The Long Eaton School is a secondary comprehensive school on "Thoresby Road" in Long Eaton located between Nottingham and Derby.

History

The £14,900 school opened on October 29 1910 as the Long Eaton Higher Elementary School and Pupil Teachers' Centre on "Tamworth Road". The first headmaster was Samuel Clegg, who was largely responsible for the building of the school. In 1913, the school became known as Long Eaton County Secondary School. In 1916, school dinners were introduced, with most of the vegetables being grown on site. In 1918, school leaving age is raised from 12 to 14.

In 1945, it became the Long Eaton Grammar School. In 1972, it merged with the nearby Roper Secondary Modern School, built in 1964, to become a comprehensive school. In 1989, it was renamed the Long Eaton Community School, to return to being known as Long Eaton School in 1999.

New site

On February 14 2006, the former [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/234911 building] (site of the grammar school) on "Tamworth Road" (B6540), close to the town centre, was closed. Part of this [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/787018 building] was demolished for housing. It was previously used for years 10-11(ages 15-16)and also the Sixth Form. A brand new £15m [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/619540 school] was built, under PFI funding by Babcock & Brown, adjacent to the former Roper School site, on the other side of the Erewash Canal, and is accessible via a [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/575920 footbridge] over the canal. The former buildings of the Roper School were demolished. The new school is surrounded by a large security [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/657462 fence] reminiscent of a prison. It was built under the same PFI contract as Newbold Community School in Chesterfield.

It is a specialist science college, with an Eco status. The school recently had a new building built in 2005 and was visited by Gordon Brown on November 10 2006 for the official opening. In September 2007, the school had to close for two days due to a water contamination of Legionnaire's disease, which was dealt with very efficiently and school resumed with clean water shortly after.

The school gets reasonable results at GCSE, and well-above average results at A level. It has around 1,200 pupils.

Former teachers

* Mr F.L. Attenborough - joined in 1913. Married Samuel Clegg's (the headmaster) daughter Mary. Their children would be Lord Attenborough, and Sir David Attenborough. Samuel Clegg remained headmaster until he died in 1930.

References

External links

* [http://www.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk Website]
* [http://blogs.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk Blogs]
* [http://www.legsreunited.org.uk/history.html History of former grammar school]

News items

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/7015945.stm Bacteria in September 2007]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/6912706.stm Eco award in July 2007]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/6135298.stm Gordon Brown opens school in November 2006]


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