Colton Hills Community School
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
About Colton Hills Community School
About Colton Hills Community School
Colton Hills Community School is a mixed, non-denominational community secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in the South of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
The school is supported by Wolverhampton City Council, has over 950 pupils, and was formerly known by three other names: Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School, Graiseley Secondary School, and Penn Secondary Modern. It was established in 1974. The Headtacher is Mr A Otero.
Colton Hills Community School is highly regarded in the city and was judged by OFSTED to be a Good school in May 2015 and September 2018. The school encompasses a rich and harmonious multicultural community and is committed to the development of all students with the majority staying on in the sixth form.
Values and Vision
Our school motto at Colton Hills Community School is, “Learn, Grow and Achieve Together”. In this we recognise that every student has to be challenged to succeed and always be supported to do so.
The school aspires to provide each pupil with a learning experience that will ensure they become successful learners, who make good progress, enjoy their lessons, and achieve well in their examinations; confident people who are equipped to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives; responsible young adults who are able to make a positive contribution to both their families and their communities.
The school has recently achieved School of Sanctuary status, the first in the city, as well as the Quality in Careers standard. We are also working towards the Arts Mark Award.
Our Vision. Our School. Our Values
Learn, grow and achieve together
The school was inspected by Ofsted on 26 September 2018 and the Governing Body, staff and I are delighted to report that “This school continues to be good.” Inspectors recognised the excellent work we do and that since the last inspection the quality of teaching, results and pupils’ attendance have improved. The Inspectors found the school to be “a harmonious, welcoming, multicultural community and pupils to be respectful, courteous and polite”
“Actions taken by governors and school leaders at all levels have improved the quality of teaching and raised students’ achievement. Students in the main school are currently making good progress in English, mathematics and science.”
“The quality of teaching is good. Teachers ask searching questions that provide a good level of challenge to all students, including the most able. The progress of disadvantaged students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is also good.”
Working at Colton Hills Community School
Colton Hills Community School has a clear vision based on strong principles and you will have the advantages working for a LA maintained secondary school with a range of benefits offered by Wolverhampton City Council. The school has a good track record of developing colleagues through a responsive CPD programme. From Teach First graduates to Senior Leaders, many colleagues find success through internal promotions or professional opportunities elsewhere.
We are also a caring school, we know our pupils and families well. We are continually growing and improving our outcomes over time and this provides us with a strong base for the future.
We can offer you:
· pupils eager for success
· supportive parents who value education
· supportive colleagues
· excellent professional development and guidance
· major investment in ICT
· extensive grounds and facilities set in green belt.
· ample free car parking for staff
· City of Wolverhampton Council employee benefits