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Sweyne Park School

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Established  1997
Headteacher  Mr Andy Hodgkinson
DfE URN  139534 Tables
Number of students  1,288
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Type  Academy
DfE number  881/4011
Phone  +44 1268 784721
Founded  1997
Location  Sir Walter Raleigh Drive Rayleigh Essex SS6 9BZ England, United Kingdom
Address  Sir Walter Raleigh Dr, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ, UK

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Sweyne Park School is a coeducational secondary school situated in Rayleigh, Essex, England, with specialised provision for hearing-impaired pupils. The school was formed in September 1997 following the amalgamation of Sweyne School and Park School. The Headteacher is Andy Hodgkinson MA (Oxon) who took the position in 2006, following the death of the founding headteacher, Kate Spiller B.Ed., M.A.


The school is an 11-18 academy (with a roll of 1,240 pupils), having opened a sixth form in September 2014. The sixth form has a maximum role of 140 students, including 15 external students, who will be admitted in Year 12.

In 2007, the school embarked on its journey to become a Thinking School, which has been instrumental in the school’s continued success, including gaining an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2010.

The school has established a strong reputation in the educational community, taking a lead in a range of projects including the Employability for Life Charter, Pupil Voice and improving the accessibility of learning environments, especially for pupils with hearing impairment.

In 2014, Andy Hodgkinson was awarded the Gold Plato as Senior School Headteacher of the Year, in the Pearson's Teaching Awards

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The school has achieved a number of awards since it opened. The following awards have been awarded or re-accredited since 2010:

  • Artsmark Gold Award
  • International School Award
  • Investors in People Gold Award
  • Leading Edge Partnership
  • Leading Parent Partnership Award
  • National Support School
  • Ofsted "Outstanding" School
  • Recognition of Quality Award (Careers)
  • Thinking School (Exeter University)
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting School
  • Head Teacher of the Year Award
  • References

    Sweyne Park School Wikipedia

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