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Allestree Woodlands School

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Type  Academy
Founder  Bob Woodland
DfE URN  137911 Tables
Motto  Aspire and Achieve
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Headteacher  Alan Brady
DfE number  831/5414
Phone  +44 1332 551921
Number of students  1,260
Allestree Woodlands School
Location  Blenheim Drive Derby Derbyshire DE22 2LW England
Address  Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW, United Kingdom
Similar  The Ecclesbo School, Littleover Community School, Landau Forte College, Queen's Leisure Centre, The Bemrose School

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Allestree Woodlands School (formerly Woodlands School) is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located on Blenheim Drive in Allestree, Derby in the East Midlands of England.



The school is for pupils aged 11–18. About 220 students enrol at the school in any one academic year, with about 1335 in total.


The school was opened as Woodlands Secondary Modern School in 1956. It became a comprehensive in 1975, and was awarded specialist status as a Technology College in September 2004. The school converted to academy status in 2012. The school has just finished going through a 90% rebuilding project. However, there has been critisicm of this new build due to a lack of eating area for people bringing a packed lunch.


  • Bob Laxton - former local MP for Derby North.
  • Nigel Clough - Former footballer, former manager of Derby County Football club and current manager of Burton Albion Football club
  • Jamie East - TV Presenter and creator of Holy Moly website
  • Chris Beardsley - Professional footballer
  • Jyoti Mishra - AKA the musician White Town who had a global number one single with the song Your Woman in 1997
  • Academic performance

    The school gets good results at GCSE, being the fourth best in Derby LEA. At A level, it is excellent and the second best in Derby.


    Allestree Woodlands School Wikipedia

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