Stratford-upon-Avon High School (usually shortened to Stratford High School) is a well respected high school, with some very famous former pupils. This article will tell you all that you need to know about Stratford High.
About Stratford High School
Stratford High School was established in 1939, although the current main school building opened in 2002.
More recent developments include the new Sixth Form building, which opened in 2010. The school also houses a large sports centre, a 400m running track, an
all-weather hockey pitch and tennis and netball courts. Former pupils
Stratford High School has a number of famous former pupils. The celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, for example, is a former pupil. James Righton and Simon
Taylor-Davies from the band the Klaxons are also among the alumni from Stratford High School. New pupils
Parents who are considering to send their children to Stratford High School can take a virtual tour of the school online. However, they can also arrange a visit by contacting David Williams, the headteacher at Stratford High School.
There are many different courses available for 11 to 18 years old at Stratford High School.
Aside from the school courses, the high school also runs numerous community courses. These adult education courses include computing, cookery, music, sport and arts. PSHE courses
The PSHE is a programme of studies which all sixth form pupils go through. This covers a range of skills that they need outside school, including health education, sex and relationships, careers, citizenship and enterprise. This helps to prepare pupils for life beyond school. Curriculum
The main curriculum follows the same pattern as the national curriculum. There are a wide range of GCSEs available at the school, and many pupils remain at the school for sixth form. Before GCSEs
Before sitting for GCSEs, pupils at Stratford High School take part in Key Stage 3,4 and 5. This prepares pupils for the work needed in GCSE, as well as letting them see what sort of courses which they may want to take. Other work
Aside from academic work, pupils at Stratford High School can take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This allows them take part in a lot of fun activities, as well as working within the community to learn valuable life skills.