at Highburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE23 6BN United Kingdom
Cramlington Learning Village, formerly Cramlington Community High School, is a large high school with academy status in Cramlington, Northumberland; it is a successful comprehensive school of 2300 students recognized as “Outstanding” by Ofsted four times in succession. The school became an 11-18 school in September 2008 as part of a local authority re organization which saw the old three tier system become a two tier system of primary and secondary education in England. The school takes on students from Year 7 up to Year 11 as well as Year 12 and 13 in the Sixth Form. The school is also a specialist science and vocational college.HistoryThe school was established in 1969 as Cramlington County High School, after the upgrading of Cramlington to a new town under the New Towns Act 1946. The name was changed to Cramlington Community High School in the early 1990s as part of Northumberland County Council's plan to encourage community use of all of its formerly county high schools.The incumbent head teacher, Derek Wise CBE (born 6 June 1949), who had joined the school in 1990 and in 1997 pioneered the process of "Accelerated Learning" died after a long fight with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on 16 June 2010.Present dayOperating under the new two-tier system in Northumberland implemented September 2008, the school takes students from age 11-18. It is a Science College and was recently awarded a second specialism in Vocational education. In 2003 it was selected as one of the nation's "Leading Edge" schools by the office of Public Service Reform (Cabinet Office).
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