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Woking High School

Woking High School
Motto Inspire, Challenge, Achieve
Type Academy
Religion Non-denominational
Headteacher Mrs Jane Catherine Abbott
Location Morton Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 4TJ
England, UK
Local authority Surrey
DfE number
DfE URN Ofsted Pre-academy reports
Students 1200 approx
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Brunel, Curie, Faraday and Stephenson
Website

Woking High School (formerly named Horsell High School) is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the Horsell area of Woking, Surrey, England, UK.

The school has held specialist Technology College status since 2004, and converted to become an academy in 2013. It has around 1200 pupils on roll.[1] The school attracts pupils from many primary schools often from different areas. The forms are named after the nearby private road 'Ridgeway', the forms in each year group take a letter from the name. The school also offers a number of enrichment activities and schemes. Many pupils from Woking High School go on to Woking College after completing their GCSEs.

Awards

Woking High School has attained many prestigious awards including the 'British Council International School Award', 'Healthy Schools' award, 'Investors in People' award, 'Sportsmark Gold', 'Artsmark Gold', 'ICT Mark', 'Investors in Careers' award, 'Working in Partnership with Parents' award, 'Financial Management Standards in Schools (FMSiS)' award, 'Eco-Schools Silver Award' and 'Investing in Community Engagement (ICE)' award, as well as the 'Technology Specialist School' status.

House System

The House System is a central part of life at the school. Every student as well as every member of staff is allocated to one of the four houses. The exceptions to this are the Leadership Team and House Coordinators to ensure impartiality. The houses are: Brunel (tangerine), Curie (purple), Faraday (turquoise) and Stephenson (lime green). There are two forms in each house. R and E are in Brunel (named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel), I and W are in Curie (named after Marie Curie), D and A are in Faraday (named after Michael Faraday) and G and Y are in Stephenson (named after George Stephenson).

Notable Alumni

English footballer Robert Green who currently plays for Queens Park Rangers as a goalkeeper and has previously played for West Ham, Norwich City and England national football team attended Woking High School.

English singer-songwriter Matt Willis, founding member of pop-rock band Busted from 2001 until their split in 2005, the winner of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2006 and co-presenter of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! in 2007 attended Woking High School, before leaving to attend the independent fee-paying Sylvia Young Theatre School.

References

External links

  • Woking High School Official Website

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