Kimberworth Comprehensive School
|Kimberworth Comprehensive School|
|Closed||August 31, 2004|
|Department for Education URN||106948 Tables|
|Head teacher||Bill Bainbridge (at closure)|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Enrolment||604 as of 2003|
|Colour(s)||Vermilion and grey|
The institution opened in September 1914 as a school for 11–14 year olds. 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".
Between the commencement of Ofsted inspections in September 1993 and the school's closure in August 2004, it underwent two full inspections:
|Date of inspection||Outcome||Reference|
|30 September – ?? October 1996||???|
|26–29 November 2001||Unsatisfactory (serious weaknesses)||Report|
- "EduBase - Kimberworth Comprehensive School". education.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
- "INSPECTION REPORT KIMBERWORTH COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL Rotherham, South Yorkshire" (PDF). 27 February 2002. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
- "Ofsted report on struggling school 'unfair'". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 3 January 2015.