Barr's Hill School

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Barr's Hill School and Community College
Barr's hill school gates coventry 7o07.JPG
EstablishedOctober 1908
TypeComprehensive foundation school
ReligionNon-denominational
HeadteacherMr Selwyn Calvin
SpecialismEngineering
LocationRadford Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 4BU
England England Coordinates: 52°24′55″N 1°30′59″W / 52.4153°N 1.5163°W / 52.4153; -1.5163
Local authorityCoventry City Council
DfE number???/4000
DfE URN103727 Tables
OfstedReports
Students1000
GenderCoeducational
Ages11–21
Former nameBarr's Hill Grammar School
Websitehttp://www.barrshill.coventry.sch.uk
 
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Barr's Hill School and Community College
Barr's hill school gates coventry 7o07.JPG
EstablishedOctober 1908
TypeComprehensive foundation school
ReligionNon-denominational
HeadteacherMr Selwyn Calvin
SpecialismEngineering
LocationRadford Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 4BU
England England Coordinates: 52°24′55″N 1°30′59″W / 52.4153°N 1.5163°W / 52.4153; -1.5163
Local authorityCoventry City Council
DfE number???/4000
DfE URN103727 Tables
OfstedReports
Students1000
GenderCoeducational
Ages11–21
Former nameBarr's Hill Grammar School
Websitehttp://www.barrshill.coventry.sch.uk

Barr's Hill School and Community College is a comprehensive secondary school in Radford, Coventry, England.[1]

Admissions[edit]

Barr's Hill is situated on a spacious green field site just north of Coventry city centre on the B4098 (former A51), south of the Coventry-Nuneaton Line. The site of the former Daimler factory is a few hundred metres to the north. The Bablake School is directly to the west, separated by Naul's Mill Park. The school is outside of but borders the parish of Radford. The school provides an extensive extended school's programme of classes and activities for the local community.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The area was heavily bombed in World War 2. It was an all-girls grammar school until 1975 when boys became pupils there for the first time. It was founded in 1908 with an intake of 180 girls, the original school building being the former house of John Kemp Starley,[2] the inventor of the bicycle.

Comprehensive[edit]

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It became a comprehensive in 1975. In 2006 the school gained specialist Engineering status and acts as a hub for the teaching of engineering in Coventry. In 2010 Applied Learning was added as a combined specialism.

Academic performance[edit]

The progress made by students is among the best in Coventry. 44% of students gain 5 or more A*-C with English and Maths and 87% gained 5 or maore A*-C grades overall in 2013.[citation needed] A level results are amongst the best in the city.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Barr's Hill Grammar School[edit]


Barr's Hill School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AA Street by Street. Coventry Rugby (2nd edition (May 2003) ed.). AA Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9. 
  2. ^ "Milestone for city's first girls' School". Coventry Citivision (Coventry City Council). p. 5.  June 2008

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