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Gosforth Central Middle School

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Established  1973 (1973)
Headteacher  Mrs Susannah Webb
DfE URN  108519 Tables
Motto  "Building on Success"
Founded  1973
Type  Comprehensive
Chair of Governors  Mr Ronald Eunson
Phone  +44 191 285 1793
Number of students  503
Local authority  Newcastle upon Tyne
Gosforth Central Middle School
Location  Great North Road Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne & Wear NE3 1UN England
Address  Great North Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1UN, United Kingdom
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Gosforth Central Middle School is a middle school in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Students typically transfer to Gosforth Academy. The school is in the East Gosforth electoral ward.

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History

The school was formed when Northumberland County Council changed to the three-tier education system in 1973. The previous headteacher was Diane Darwin, who worked at Gosforth Central for 15 years and left in December 2005. The current headteacher is Lorna Anderson.

In 2014 the Gosforth Schools Trust was formed with Archibald First, Archbishop Runcie CE First, Broadway East First, Brunton First, Dinnington First, Gosforth Central Middle, Gosforth East Middle, Gosforth Park First, Grange First, Regent Farm First and South Gosforth First School.

Location

The site on which Gosforth Central stands was formerly used by Gosforth Grammar School, until it became Gosforth High School and moved to the other side of the Great North Road in 1973. The Grammar School building was used by Central, until it was replaced in 2004. The new building was fully built before the original building was demolished. The school is opposite the Regent Centre business complex and Regent Centre Metro station, with the vehicle entrance on Christon Road.

2009 Ofsted report

Gosforth Central Middle School achieved a strong Ofsted report in 2009. Ofsted deemed the school as good with outstanding features. Behaviour was excellent and the report notes that bullying is rare throughout the school.

Notable alumni

The pupils of Gosforth Central Middle School appeared on an episode of the CBBC television show 50/50 in 2005 and won the competition, and three years later in 2008 students appeared on another CBBC show, Hot Rods, and won all the competition prizes.

A number of noted individuals have been educated at the school:

  • Alan Shearer, International footballer, television pundit and football club manager, notably played for Newcastle United F.C.
  • David Rees, former Sale Sharks, Leeds and England Rugby Union player.
  • Feeder schools

  • Archbishop Runcie CE First School
  • Grange First School
  • South Gosforth First School
  • References

    Gosforth Central Middle School Wikipedia


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