Polesworth International Language College
Infobox UK school
name = Polesworth International Language College
latitude = 52.61052
longitude = -1.62051
dms = dms
type = Comprehensive
head_label = Headmaster
head = Phillip Hamilton
street = Dordon Road
postcode = B78 1QT
ofsted = 125736
staff = +160
enrollment = +1300
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
houses = Arden, Kenilworth, Stratford, Warwick
free_label_1 = Telephone
free_1 = 01827 702205
free_label_2 = Fax
free_2 = 01827 702206
free_label_3 = E-Mail
free_3 = email@example.com
website = http://www.polesworth-ilc.com
website_name = www.polesworth-ilc.com
Polesworth International Language College is a
Warwickshirebased school which specialises in Modern Languages. It was originally known as Polesworth High School until July 2006 but changed its name when it received Language Collegestatus.
Polesworth International Language College was founded in 1881 as an elementary school taking students between the ages of three and fourteen. It became a
Secondary Modernin 1944, a Warwickshire High School in 1957, a 12 – 18 Comprehensive in 1976 and an 11 – 18 school in 1994. In 2006 it was awarded Specialist Language Collegestatus.
The school occupies a ten-acre site in the Polesworth area. Its facilities include a Sports Centre whose use is shared with the community, a Drama Studio and a separate
sixth formblock with its own teaching, study and social areas. A further building programme was recently completed to be used as an International Centre designed for 21st century language teaching.
On entering the school, all students and staff are allocated to one of four houses. These are:
*Arden - Green
Warwick- RedStudents can gain House Points to earn rewards.Students with older brothers or sisters in the school are put into the same house.
The International Centre was built in 2007 and houses the Language department. It includes seminar and interview rooms, plus a multi-use area and classrooms.
To date the longest serving member of staff was Miss Audrey Pink who retired in 2003 after teaching at the school for 34 years. The longest serving member still teaching is currently Mr Geoff Williams.
Tomlinson Hall is the
Sixth Form Centreat Polesworth International Language College. It houses around 200 students in year 12 and 13, who carry out A Level and Vocational courses.
Ban Da Bully
“Ban da Bully” is an anti bullying project that has been running effectively in Polesworth International Language College since 2001. The original concept for the project was developed by Warwickshire Youth Service and
Connexionsin partnership with the School. The hard work invested by all involved, has resulted in a not just a successful piece of work that has helped many young people, but an ethos that runs through the school – that bullying will not be tolerated!The most important people involved in Ban da Bully are the peer mentors who have volunteered themselves for this responsible and rewarding role within the school. They are there to protect the younger students and assist them in all areas of school life, including any possible bullying issues that may arise. The support offered to new students from both the mentors and youth work staff is essential, because it assists in a smooth transition from Primary to High School which is widely recognised as one of the most daunting experiences in a young person’s life.
* [http://www.polesworth-ilc.com Polesworth International Language College Online]
* [http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/index.cfm?fuseaction=summary&id=125736 Ofsted Entry and Inspection Report]
* [http://www.dfes.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/dfe1x1_05.pl?Code=&No=937&Type=&Reg=&Mode=Z&School=9374112&back= DfES Performance Tables]
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