Frederick Gent School
|Frederick Gent School|
|Motto||Quality, Care and Success|
|Department for Education URN||112941 Tables|
|Headteacher||Mr C Woollard|
|Deputy head||Mr M Bradshaw|
|Age||11 to 16|
It was built in 1958 to replace the secondary schools of Kirkstead in Pinxton (which became a junior school on Kirkstead Road) and New Street Secondary Modern in South Normanton. It is less than 200 metres from junction 28 of the M1. The school was rebuilt in a £8.7m programme between July 2003 and December 2004.
The school provides secondary education for pupils aged 11 – 16.
Frederick Gent has a good and growing reputation as an innovative, high-achieving school with a well-ordered, caring and secure environment in which all youngsters can learn with confidence. This was recognised by the school being designated as one of the first Leading Edge Schools. In the last few years the school has been transformed by moving into new buildings, becoming a Specialist Mathematics and ICT School in April 2004 and obtaining Artsmark Gold.
The headteacher is Mrs. Julie Broadbent. She replaced Martyn Cooper at the end of the 2012/13 academic year.
The school gets very good GCSE results, with a rising trend.