The Full Wiki

More info on Caroline Chisholm School

Caroline Chisholm School: Map

Advertisements
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:



Caroline Chisholm School is an all-through 4-18 primary and secondary school, in south Northamptonmarker, England. It is named after Caroline Chisholm, a 19th century social reformer The principal is Tony Downing.. The school was built in 15 months and cost £25 million. The school added its final year, year 13, in September 2008. In 2005 admission arrangements were changed to give brothers and sisters of children at the school greater priority for places.

Design

Caroline Chisholm School has been dubbed "the future of all learning environments" by locals and officials. The original design of the school was intended to look like a basket of fruit from above until this idea was scrapped by the developers due to construction difficulties. The school now has 5 blocks, A Block (Music, Drama and PE), B Block (Languages and Humanities), C Block (Maths and English), D Block (Technology and Science) and E Block (ICT, Business and Art).

The school has a cafeteria, a takeaway area, numerous ICT suites, a drama studio, a gym, an art display area, a library and public meeting rooms.

Distinctions

  • This was the first through 4-18 state school in the UKmarker.
  • The school was mentioned in the House of Lordsmarker when it was confirmed that this was one of just six schools in England defined as a middle school that educates year 11 pupils.
  • Education Secretary Ruth Kelly visited the school on 17 March 2005. Following the visit, Kelly said that the school was a national model for the future with "world-class facilities".


Community involvement

The school is located within the Wooldale Centre for Learningmarker, a multi-use community facility. Caroline Chisholm has been described as "unique and groundbreaking" for the way it is linked into the community including offering sports and learning facilities for the whole community.

Academic standards

Ofsted's report of 17 May 2006 describes the school as: 'Caroline Chisholm is a good school with many outstanding features, a view shared by parents and reflected in the school’s self-evaluation. Outstanding features such as the quality and standards in the Foundation Stage, the progress made by pupils with a statement of autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, the behaviour and attitudes of all pupils, and the personal development and well-being of pupils make Caroline Chisholm a unique school'

Caroline Chisholm achieved an 'outstanding' outcome from its latest Ofsted report in July 2009..

ICT

The school has over 450 curriculum machines for student access, every member of teaching staff have their own laptop as well as every sixth form student at the school. "Moodle" is used for virtual learning

References

  1. "Caroline Chisholm 1808 - 1877", BBC, January 2004
  2. "Pupils start at new £25m school", BBC News, 6 September 2004
  3. "Welcome to Caroline Chisholm School", Caroline Chisholm School
  4. "ADJUDICATOR PUBLISHES DECISION ON PROPOSAL TO VARY THE ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR CAROLINE CHISHOLM SCHOOL, PRESTON HEDGES PRIMARY SCHOOL, WOOTTON PR ", Office of The Schools Adjudicator (East Midlands), Government News Network, 15 July 2005
  5. "Snap Tory leadership poll impossible", Matthew Temple, The Guardian, 27 May 2005
  6. "Middle Schools", Hansard, House of Lords, 9 February 2005, Column WA118
  7. "Ruth Kelly was here", Polly Curtis, The Guardian, 20 September 2005
  8. "In a class of its own", Northampton Evening Telegraph, 18 March 2005
  9. "Minister Opens "World Class" BDP School", Building Design Partnership, 23 March 2005
  10. "Building and Opening a 21st Century School", The Northamptonshire Governor, Winter 2004


External links




Embed code:
Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message