The John Warner School

Coordinates: 51°46′30″N 0°00′01″W / 51.77487°N 0.00020°W / 51.77487; -0.00020

The John Warner School
Stanstead Road

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EN11 0QF

Coordinates51°46′30″N 0°00′01″W / 51.77487°N 0.00020°W / 51.77487; -0.00020
Department for Education URN136607 Tables
Acting HeadteacherDavid A. Allman
Age11 to 19

The John Warner School is a secondary school with academy status for 11- to 18-year-olds in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England. It is located on Stanstead Road opposite the Hundred Acre Estate and is backed by the New River.[1]

Established in 1953 as Hoddesdon Secondary School, it adopted the name John Warner in 1968, after the man who established the first all-boys school for all classes and any religious beliefs in 1841.[2]

The school has many facilities, including its sport centre which opened in 2001, (consisting of a swimming pool, several astro-turf pitches, sports hall and many other facilities), which is available for use by all students of the school, and also a newly built science block which was added in 2005, that aided the school in gaining the status of a Science College[citation needed]. Many local primary schools in the area have science lessons in the school's new laboratories[citation needed]. Also the school has specialist technology status[citation needed]. On the 1 April 2011, The John Warner School was reformed to Academy status.[1]

The school participates in many extra-curricular activities, and events, including Model United Nations, and the Vex Robotics Competition. It has also begun hosting its own MUN conferences.

The school is undergoing renovation to improve the experience of the pupils, with multiple new blocks being built, starting with a new Modern Foreign Languages block, an Engineering & DT block, a new Library and temporary Mathematics department, and as of May 2016 a new Mathematics block is being built.[citation needed]


Ofsted Reports

Inspection Date Grade
2022-10-11 Inadequate
2019-02-06 Requires Improvement
2014-01-29 Good
2011-01-17 Outstanding
2007-11-08 Good

In February 2019 the school received an 'Requires Improvement' Ofsted report. Prior to its conversion to an academy in 2011 it had previously been rated outstanding [1]

The school also currently, as of November 2020, offers a mixture of Alevel, BTEC and OCR qualifications in its sixth form [3]

The school's GCSE results in 2018 were 43% strong 9-5 Passes for English and Maths, while the local average was 53%.[4]

In 2007 the school received congratulations from Mr Jim Knight, Minister of State for Education, for being placed 24th in the ‘100 most improved schools in the country’. This award is a combination of eight years' continuous improvement in examination results.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Ofsted Communications Team (8 October 2020). "The John Warner School: Ofstead". Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ "About The School". The John Warner School. Archived from the original on 13 July 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Sidat, Leena (6 November 2020). "Igniting a lifelong passion for learning at this sixth form in Hoddesdon". HertsLive. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ Cambridgeshire Live (19 June 2019). "The John Warner School". CambridgeshireLive. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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