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Woodhouse Grove School,武德豪斯中学,武德豪斯学校
学校类型: 合校, 中学,小学
地址: Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire BD10 0NR
邮编: BD10 0NR
地区: 约克郡
电话: 0113 250 2477
网址: www.woodhousegrove.co.uk
学生人数: 共1043人, 13年级100人
费用: 寄宿生9,340英镑/学期

学校概况:
我校建于1812年,属于卫理公会派教堂,我校欢迎所有宗教信仰或无宗教信仰的学生报读。我校从1979年开始在A-Level阶段招收女生,现已完完全全成为一所合校。中学及勃朗特豪斯小学,占地70英亩,属于利兹和布拉德福德中间的艾尔河谷。我校设施设备完善,包括体育中心,音乐和戏剧中心,还有舒适的宿舍楼(包括全新的男生宿舍)。我校招生严格,因此学生学习成绩非常优异。音乐和戏剧是我校传统优势学科。我校体育设施设备一流,多位学生更是郡和国家代表。我校教学宗旨是为学生提供一个优良学习环境及氛围,让学生充分发展所长,培养自信并为将来做好准备。我校与本地社区相处融洽,并多次举行筹款活动。我校更经常为寄宿生举办不同的活动,包括到户外中心参观,参加卡丁车比赛和游览冒险乐园。
校长: James Lockwood,从2016年开始任职。先后毕业于本校,曼切斯特城市大学(教育学),萨里大学(教育管理硕士)。曾任皇家赫斯皮托中学校长。教职员:70名老师,包括兼职老师。

考试成绩: GCSE: 120名11年级学生参加GCSE统考,超过85%的学生获得5门以上C。A-levels: 100名13年级学生参加A-Level统考,平均分是390分。

学生升学: 超过90%的A-Level毕业生升读大学,7%的学生升读牛剑。5%的学生学习医学,超过20%的学生学习科学和工程学。

体育: 必修:橄榄球,板球,篮网球,棒球,其余8项是选修:田径,壁球,网球,有氧健身操等。我校有多位学生分别是橄榄球,板球,壁球和游泳的郡代表和国家代表。学生每年获得Duke of Edinburgh’s Award奖项,我校与布拉德福德市足球学院是友好学校。我校开设多个社团供学生选择:摄影,棋艺,科技,合唱团,艺术和击剑等。

寄宿: 13年级学生使用单人间宿舍,其他学生使用双人间或多人间宿舍。11到18岁的学生不住混合宿舍。我校有注册护士,中央食堂,获得老师批准后,学生可到本地小镇参观拜访。

著名校友: Sir Nick Houghton将军 (国防部首长), (男爵) Field Marshall Michael Walker (前国防部首长), John Lockwood Kipling (博物馆馆长), Katie O’Brien (网球运动员), Kathryn Leng (英格兰板球运动员), Dominic Leclerc (董事长及作家), Jessica Knappit (作家和演员)

 

 Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire BD10 0NR
Tel: 0113 250 2477 Fax: 0113 250 5290
Website:
• CO-ED, 11–18, Day & Boarding (Full & Weekly)
• Pupils 670, Upper sixth 75
• Termly fees £2700–£2760 (Day), £4940–£4960 (Boarding), £4500–£4560 (Weekly)
• HMC
• Enquiries/application to the Headmaster

WHAT IT’S LIKE

Founded in 1812, the school and its prep school, Bronte House, have fine buildings in spacious grounds in the Aire Valley between Leeds and Bradford. There are excellent all-round facilities (including a sports and performing arts complex) and comfortable boarding accommodation. A Methodist foundation, providing a caring community and each pupil is encouraged to develop individual talents to the full. It first admitted girls to the sixth form in 1979 and is now fully co-educational. Given its broad intake, academic standards are high and examination results good. It is very strong in music and drama. Sporting facilities are first rate and the standards in sport and games are high (several county and national representatives). There is a genuine commitment to local community services and a strong fund-raising spirit. Activities are arranged for boarding pupils, including stays at outdoor centres.


SCHOOL PROFILE


Pupils & entrance

Pupils: Age range 11–18; 670 pupils, 570 day (350 boys, 220 girls), 100 boarding (60 boys, 40 girls).
Entrance: Main entry ages 11, 13 and 16. Own entrance exam used; for sixth-form entry, 5 GCSE passes (grade B in sixth-form subjects), interview and report. Aptitude in instrumental music, art and sport looked for; no religious requirements. 33% of main intake from state schools (plus 12% new entrants to sixth form); 50% from own prep school, Brontë House School (enquiries to the Head, tel 0113 250 2811).

Scholarships, bursaries & extras
Up to 20 pa scholarships, value £600–£3000 pa: 10 academic, 8 all-rounder, 2 art and 2 music. Up to 15 bursaries, in cases of financial need, awarded at 11 and 16; plus allowances for children of ministers and of service personnel. Extras include excursions, extra tuition eg music.

Parents
60+% live within 30 miles; 10+% live overseas.

Head & staff

Headmaster: David Humphreys, appointed in 1996. Educated at Southampton University (geography). Previously Deputy Head at Caterham and Head of Department and Housemaster at Wellingborough.
Teaching staff: 49 full time, 7 part time. Annual turnover 3%. Average age 43.

Exam results

GCSE: On average, 95 pupils in upper fifth: 66% gain at least grade C in 8+ subjects; 21% in 5–7; and 12% in 1–4 subjects. Average GCSE score 52 (over 5 years).
A-levels: 63 in upper sixth: 20% pass in 4+ subjects (including general studies); 67% in 3; 10% in 2 subjects. Average final point score achieved by upper sixth formers 333.

University & college entrance
90% of 2003 sixth-form leavers went on to a degree course, 20% after a gap year, 2% to Oxbridge. 5% took courses in medicine, dentistry & veterinary science, 25% in science & engineering, 55% in humanities & social sciences, 5% in art & design, 3% in music. Others typically go on to eg art college, other non-degree courses or straight into careers (eg industry, army).

Curriculum
GCSE, Vocational A-levels (AVCE), AS and A-levels. 20 AS/A-level subjects, 1 AVCE.
Sixth form: Most sixth formers either take 4 subjects at AS-level, 3 at A-level or take 1 AVCE. In addition all take AS-level general studies (A-level optional). 30% take science A-levels; 50% arts/humanities; 20% both. Key skills integrated into sixth-form courses and monitored by tutors.
Vocational: Advanced GNVQ in business.
Special provision: Dyslexia unit – extra tuition and pupils can use laptops. EFL studies.
Languages: French, German and Spanish offered to GCSE and A-level. Regular exchanges to France and Germany.
ICT: Taught both across the curriculum and as a discrete subject (2 lessons/week in Years 7–11). 100 computers solely for use by pupils all day (in 4 computer suites, computer-aided design studio and library); many networked, some with e-mail and internet access.

The arts

Music: Over 50% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can be taken. Some 8 musical groups, including 3 orchestras, concert band, string group, flute choir, brass ensemble.
Drama & dance: Both offered. LAMDA, RAD and speech exams may be taken. Majority of pupils are involved in school and house/other productions.
Art & design: On average, 30 take GCSE, 10 A-level. Graphic design and photography also offered. Typically 3 pa pupils go to art college.

Sport & activities

Sport: Rugby, cricket, netball, rounders compulsory. Optional: athletics, hockey, cross-country, squash, volleyball, rowing, tennis, basketball, aerobics. National representatives in rugby, cricket, squash and swimming; many county players at rugby, several in cricket.
Activities: Pupils take Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Up to 15 clubs eg photography, chess, technology, choral singing, cycling, art, fencing.

School life

Uniform: School uniform worn; separate sixth-form uniform.
Houses & prefects: Competitive houses. Prefects, head boy/girl, head of house and house prefects – appointed by the Head.
Religion: Morning prayers compulsory.
Social: Regular exchanges with France and Germany. Meals self-service. School shop. No tobacco or alcohol allowed.

Discipline
School detentions held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Suspension for serious offences.

Boarding
Upper sixth have own study bedroom, lower sixth share; others in dormitories of 3–6. Single-sex houses 13–18; plus separate mixed junior house. Qualified nurse(s). Central dining room. 3 weekend exeats each year. Visits to the local town allowed with permission.

Alumni association
is run by David Littlefair, Hon Secretary, Old Grovian Association,
c/o the school.

Former pupils
Lord Woolley (NFU); Sir Noel Stockdale (Asda); Alan Cuckston (harpsichord); Steven Burnhill (rugby international); Kenneth Hind MP; General Sir Michael Walker.