Warwick Bolam High School was based in Brown's Lane in Merseyside. Before it closed in 2009, it taught around 600 pupils, and was known for its technology-based courses. This article will go into the history of Warwick Bolam High School and details about it the way in which it exists today.
History of Warwick Bolam High School
The school came into existence in 1973 when Warwick Bolam Secondary School merged with Bootle Grammer School. Sites The new Warwick Bolam High School existed on two separate sites, one in Netherton and one in Glover's Lane. This situation remained until 1984 when Warwick Bolam High School merged with The Countess of Derby school. This further merger meant that the school - now named Bootle High School - was spread across three sites, Netherton, Glover's Lane and Brown's Lane. In 1986, the Glover's Lane site was closed, and a community centre was built in its place. Staff After the merger with The Countess of Derby, the headteacher of Warwick Bolam High School, Mr Middleton, became head of the new Bootle High School. In 2009, when the school closed, Philip Fryer was head teacher. Ofsted reports Many of the pupils at Warwick Bolam High School came from deprived areas, and from places where they are less likely to achieve academically. However, the school did well in Ofsted reports. In fact, a major piece of Warwick news was the school's final report when the rating jumped from 'Satisfactory' to 'Good'. Courses A major part of the school's achievements was it focus on technology-based courses. The school was well known for its Science, Media and IT departments.
In 2009, Bootle High School, which Warwick Bolam High School became known as after the 1984 merger, closed due to the advanced age of the school buildings. Litherland High School After the closure, the vast majority of pupils from Bootle High School were transferred to Litherland High School. Many of the staff were also transferred. Other pupils and staff moved to various different schools in the area. This means that Warwick Bolam High School has not existed since 1984, there have always been links between in various incarnations. Some staff from the original Warwick Bolam High School can now be found in Litherland High School due to the latest merger.