Philips high school

Philips High School
Motto Sto Vt Serviam
Type Comprehensive
Religion Non-denominational
Headteacher Mr Chris Trees
Religious head Unknown
Location

Higher Lane
Whitefield, Manchester
Greater Manchester
M45 7PH
England England Coordinates: 53°32′47″N 2°17′58″W / 53.546285°N 2.299504°W / 53.546285; -2.299504

Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Bury
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students approx 860
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Clive, Ineson, Keech, Lobjoit, Philips, Ragdale, Sidall.
Colours Navy Blue, Light Blue, Crimson, White
Website

Philips High School is a State School in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, on the site of Stand Grammar School for Girls. The current Headmaster is Mr. C. J. Trees. Philips High School used to be Stand Grammar for Girls but in the 80s was made a coeducational School. There was also the Stand Grammar for Boys Building on Church Lane which was used as part of Bury College for a short while until it was demolished to make way for houses. Philips High School has changed a lot since it was Stand Grammar for girls.

Philips High School was named a Maths and Computing College and therefore received a grant from major computing company, Microsoft. It now has its own sports hall which is also open to public after school hours. In the recent past, the sports centre received a refurbishment thanks to the investment of an Australian company. This included the updating of the gymnasium and the planning of several new developments. It also has three all weather pitches found on the schools main field just next to the sports hall, there have also been several refurbishments inside the actual building too, like new ICT Rooms and new classroom furniture. After the summer of 2010 the school will have a new building in Lobjoit court found in the center of the school, this building will contain new ICT suites that will be used for under 16's ICT diplomas and normal ICT lessons for pupils of the school. The school hall which still has on display the Head girl boards from Stand Grammar for Girls, and also contains the Head Girl and Boy name boards from when the school was renamed Philips High School. The hall contains a Stage and a Balcony which is used during assemblies. The school also uses past Head Teachers' and Governors' names for their House Point System (Clive, Ineson, Keech, Lobjoit) (Philips, Ragdale, Sidall). They are often referred to as C, I, K, L and P, R, S. In the years immediately after the change from grammar to comprehensive, there were only the four houses (C, P, R and S). Grace Lobjoit was the first headmistress of the Girls Grammar School. The school was also the place of filming for the BBC drama, Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Uniform

The current uniform for girls is currently a navy blue blazier with the emblem on, a navy skirt (or navy suit-style trousers) and white socks or black tights. The male uniform consists of grey pants, a male navy blue blaizer (the male differers from the girl's blaziers) and grey or white socks. Both genders must wear blue shirts and a stiped navy and maroon tie. When the pupils reach year 11 they must wear white shirts, with a different tie which is navy and bears the Philips High emblem. The school prefects wear the same tie, only in a crimson red colour.

Notable students

Rodger Dalton, who is currently a research fellow at the University of Manchester, and specialises in nanotechnology and nanorobotics.

Max and Harry Mondryk - Members of the 2010 Britain's Got Talent boy band Connected and are now in a boyband called ReConnected.[1]

Jamie Lomas who is best known for his role as Warren Fox in the channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Charley Webb who plays the role as Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap Emmerdale.

Dilip Das who competed in Series 4 Episode 2 of BBC's Total Wipeout. Produced by the Initial team at Endemol. Originally broadcast on Saturday 15 January 2011.

Dale Speight who appeared as a contestant on Channel 4's Deal or No Deal. Produced by the Remarkable Television team at Endemol. Originally broadcast on Wednesday 26 January 2011, Speight won £100,000 from the game show.

References

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