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 academy in September 2011....
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.
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