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The Sholing Technology College

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Local authority  Southampton
DfE URN  116451 Tables
Phone  +44 23 8044 8861
DfE number  852/4264
Ofsted  Reports
Motto  Striving For Excellence
Location  Middle Road Southampton Hampshire SO19 8PH England
Address  Middle Rd, Southampton SO19 8PH, UK
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMonday8:40AM–2:40AMTuesday8:40AM–2:40AMWednesday8:40AM–2:40AMThursday8:40AM–2:40AMFriday8:40AM–2:40AMSaturdayClosedSuggest an edit

The Sholing Technology College, previously known as Sholing Girls' School, which is also due to become an academy in January 2017, is a comprehensive school in east Southampton, Hampshire, in the south of England. The school is for girls and boys aged: 11 to 16 years.

Newly appointed Head Teacher Martin Brown come to The Sholing Technology College in September 2014. He moved schools from Shirley Upper High to The Sholing Technology College to take over from the former principal, Karen Dagwell, who retired in early April 2014.

The most recent Ofsted inspection was conducted on 17-18 May 2016. It downgraded the school from 'Good' to 'Inadequate' and recommended special measures. One extract from the report states "Underachievement has become widespread in core areas of the curriculum. Standards of achievement and behaviour have fallen significantly since the last inspection and leaders have not delivered recommendations made at that time. Consequently, governors and leaders are not demonstrating the capacity to improve the school." The headteacher of the school, Martin Brown, has appealed against the report, and has insisted that he will stay as headteacher.


The Middle Road school buildings originally housed a boys' school, but this was converted to a girls' school - then called Sholing Middle Road Girls' School - in the years 1910-1912. The buildings were further altered between 1914 and 1920. In 1938 the school was referred to as "Middle Road Senior Girls' School, Sholing" when Southampton Corporation were tendering for an electrical installation to take place there. By 1954, the school was named "Sholing (Middle Road) Secondary Girls' School" and Southampton Town Council were seeking tenders for a constructor to build a new annexe.


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