The Broxbourne School

The Broxbourne School
High Road

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EN10 7DD

Coordinates51°44′28″N 0°01′32″W / 51.7412°N 0.0255°W / 51.7412; -0.0255Coordinates: 51°44′28″N 0°01′32″W / 51.7412°N 0.0255°W / 51.7412; -0.0255
Mottolearn and serve
FounderIan Laydon
Department for Education URN136396 Tables
HeadteacherPaula Humphreys
Age11 to 18
HousesAttenborough, Hepworth, Nightingale, Dickens

The Broxbourne School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.

The school began life in 1959 with just under 50 pupils as a grammar school (Broxbourne Grammar School) under the headmastership of Ian Laydon. In 1969 the school became a comprehensive school. The school was converted to academy status in February 2012.[1] It had been a community school under the direct control of Hertfordshire County Council. The school continues to coordinate with the council for admissions.

The Broxbourne School offers General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) and Business and Technology Education Council (BTECs) as courses of study for pupils,[2] with A Levels offered in the sixth form.[3] The school also offers the Duke of Edinburgh's Award as an activity for pupils.[4]


The school is set to undergo major redevelopment between 2017 & 2019. This includes a new school and leisure hub, demolition of the old school and approximately 150 new homes to be built on the old site.[5]

Traditionally, students at the school belonged to Austen, Milton, Brontë or Chaucer House before they were renamed.

Notable Old Broxbournians[edit]


  1. ^ Ofsted Communications Team (8 October 2020). "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Broxbourne School - Sixth Form". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  4. ^ "The Broxbourne School - Duke Of Edinburgh's Award". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ "The Broxbourne School Redevelopment". The Broxbourne School. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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