Rawmarsh Community School

Rawmarsh Community School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

Rawmarsh Community School
Monkwood Road

, ,
S62 7GA

Coordinates53.46594°N 1.34850°W / 53.46594; -1.34850
MottoHigh expectations
Department for Education URN140553 Tables
HeadteacherMrs Helen O’Brien
Age11 to 16
Colour(s)Blue & Black
PublicationRawmarsh & Me

Ofsted inspections

Since the commencement of Ofsted inspections in September 1993, the school has undergone many inspections.

Ofsted reports rated Rawmarsh Community School as Grade 4 (Inadequate) for overall effectiveness in 2007, Grade 3 (Satisfactory) in 2008 and 2011, and Grade 4 in 2013. The school was placed in Special measures in 2013. Based on the 2017 inspection, Ofsted now rates Rawmarsh Community School as a Grade 2 (Good) School.[1]

Date of inspectionOutcomeReference
21–?? April 1997??? 
17–20 September 2001GoodReport
2–3 May 2007Inadequate (notice to improve)Report
13–14 May 2008SatisfactoryReport
29 November 2010 / 28 January 2011SatisfactoryReport
27–28 February 2013Inadequate (special measures)Report
15–16 May 2014Requires improvementReport
4–5 May 2017GoodReport


  • 1966–1987 Pat Laing
  • 1987-1998 Tony Evans
  • 1998–2010 John Lambert
  • 2010–2013 Mr G Wilson
  • 2013–present David Hudson OBE (Executive Headteacher)
  • 2013–present Mrs Helen O’Brien (Headteacher)


In September 2006 Jamie Oliver and Rawmarsh Community School were the subject of newspaper reports after a group of parents objected to Oliver's "healthy school dinners" scheme, in which pupils on site were fed 'healthy options' during school lunchtime pupil lock-ins. Some parents took orders over the school fence for nearby sandwich and fast-food outlets. The food was then delivered over the fence to waiting pupils.[2]


  1. "Rawmarsh Community School - A Sports College", Ofsted reports 1997-2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. Pdf downloads required
  2. Wainwright, Martin, "The battle of Rawmarsh", The Guardian, 20 September 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2013

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