at Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3RU United Kingdom
Kenton School is an Academy situated in Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England.It is situated near Kenton Lane in Kenton and is one of the largest academies in the United Kingdom, educating around 2,000 pupils across Key Stage 3 to 5.Kenton School is a specialist Arts and Technology School and has been granted several marks of achievement including a Gold Artsmark from the Arts Council of England and a 2008 Sportsmark.The sixth form building is used by both sixth formers and pupils attending the main academy as well as working as a local community college (Kenton College). A 2012 Ofsted report graded the school as Good, a drop from the Outstanding status they obtained in 2009.HistoryConstruction on the original Kenton School started in 1958 and was opened by the Right Honourable Lord Morrison of Lambeth to pupils and staff on Friday 17 March 1961.The development of the school continued through the addition of new buildings. East Block was the first to be built - closely followed by West Block in 1961, the plans for these buildings were submitted in 1957 and approved in 1958.South Block was added to the site in 1971 which, in 1980, was linked to the main school by the addition of a corrugated green fibreglass clad bridge connecting South Block to West Block. Eventually, the Green Bridge lost its colour, having been reclad in grey painted corrugated metal and remained in place all the way until demolition of the buildings between 2008 and 2009.
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