Kimberworth Comprehensive School

Kimberworth Comprehensive School was a comprehensive school in Rotherham, operating from 1914 to 2004. It merged with Old Hall Comprehensive School to form Winterhill School.

Kimberworth Comprehensive School
Kimberworth Road

South Yorkshire
S61 1HE

TypeCommunity comprehensive
EstablishedSeptember 1914 (1914-09)
ClosedAugust 31, 2004 (2004-08-31)
Local authorityRotherham
Department for Education URN106948 Tables
Head teacherBill Bainbridge (at closure)[1]
Age11 to 16
Enrolment604 as of 2003[2]
Colour(s)Vermilion and grey          


The institution opened in September 1914 as a school for 11–14 year olds.[3] The buildings were designed by the Rotherham architect James Knight. It later became a comprehensive school, with the upper age extended to 16.

The school closed at the end of the 2003–2004 academic year. The students and many staff transferred to the neighbouring Old Hall Comprehensive School, which was renamed Winterhill School as a result of the amalgamation. Both Winterhill and the nearby Wingfield Business and Enterprise College were rebuilt with extra capacity to accommodate the former Kimberworth students. Since its closure, the building was used as a temporary base for the "Old Hall City Learning Centre". After their departure, the building became derelict and remained empty for a number of years. In 2011, the building was renovated and was opened as an NHS centre "Kimberworth Place Psalters Centre".

Ofsted inspections

Between the commencement of Ofsted inspections in September 1993 and the school's closure in August 2004, it underwent two full inspections:

Date of inspectionOutcomeReference
30 September – ?? October 1996??? 
26–29 November 2001Unsatisfactory (serious weaknesses)Report

Notable alumni


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