Cotham School is a secondary school with Co-operative academy status in Cotham, a suburb of Bristol, England. The catchment area for this school is Cotham, Clifton, Kingsdown, Montpelier, St Andrews and St Pauls. History [edit ]
Its predecessor was the Merchant Venturers School.
Until the academic year 2000/01, Cotham was a Grammar School. It became a comprehensive in 2001, and became an [1 ] academy in September 2011. Admissions [edit ]
It comprises the main school and sports hall together with Charnwood House, the Cotham part of the
North Bristol Post 16 Centre, which was refurbished and opened in 2007. Prior to 2007, Cotham School had its own sixth form. Notable Alumni [edit ] Amy Willerton, Contestant on I'm a Celebrity 2013 and contestant in Miss Universe Prof Tony Badger, Master of Clare College, Cambridge since 2002, and Paul Mellon Professor of American History since 1992 at the University of Cambridge Prof Cecil Bawn CBE, Brunner Professor of Physical Chemistry from 1969-73 at the University of Liverpool Prof Paul Dirac OM, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1932-69 at the University of Cambridge, who won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Erwin Schrödinger for work on quantum mechanics Rt Rev Martyn Jarrett, Bishop of Beverley since 2000, and Bishop of Burnley from 1994–2000 Prof Wallace Fox CMG, Professor of Community Therapeutics from 1979-86 at the Cardiothoracic Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, who did important work on tuberculosis David Garmston, journalist Prof Michael Hart CBE, Professor of Physics from 1984-93 at the University of Manchester, and Wheatstone Professor of Physics from 1976-84 at King's College London Captain Ian Harvey GM Prof Peter Higgs, Professor of Theoretical Physics from 1980-96 at the University of Edinburgh, known for the Higgs boson, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with Francois Englert [2 ] Leslie Hill, Chairman from 1994-2002 of ITV, and former EMI executive Andrew Hutchings CBE, General Secretary from 1939-78 of the Assistant Masters Association Arthur Milton, cricketer Prof Arnold Myers, Senior Professorial Fellow, Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh Prof Roy Niblett CBE, Professor of Higher Education from 1967-73 at the University of London Prof William Ollis, Professor of Organic Chemistry from 1963-90 at the University of Sheffield David Parsons CBE, Leader since 2003 of Leicestershire County Council, and Chairman from 2002-10 of the East Midlands Regional Assembly Prof Robert Pearce, Vice-Chancellor from 2003-8 of University of Wales, Lampeter Derek Robinson (novelist) Rt Rev John Saxbee, Bishop of Lincoln since 2001, and Bishop of Ludlow from 1994–2001 Prof Desmond Smith OBE, Professor of Physics from 1970-96 at Heriot-Watt University Prof Stanley Sparkes, Professor of Engineering Structures from 1958-73 at Imperial College London Rt Rev Roy Screech, Bishop of St Germans since 2000 John Tidmarsh OBE, journalist Prof Tom Tutin, Professor of Taxonomy from 1967-73 at the University of Leicester, Professor of Botany from 1947–67, and President from 1957-61 of the Botanical Society of the British Isles who authored Flora Europaea Fernley Webber CMG MC, High Commissioner to Brunei from 1965-7 Cyril Hebblethwaite CBE, Lord Mayor of Bristol in 1966 See also [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]