The Nobel School

The Nobel School
Mobbsbury Way

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Coordinates51°54′41″N 0°10′06″W / 51.911339°N 0.168270°W / 51.911339; -0.168270Coordinates: 51°54′41″N 0°10′06″W / 51.911339°N 0.168270°W / 51.911339; -0.168270
TypeFoundation school
Local authorityHertfordshire
Department for Education URN117530 Tables
Chair of GovernorsPeter Heppelthwaite
Head TeacherMartyn Henson
Age11 to 18
HousesCurie, Eliot, Mandela, Teresa
Colour(s)Blue, Green, Red, Yellow

The Nobel School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form located in Stevenage in the English county of Hertfordshire.


The Nobel School was founded in 1961 as a Technical Grammar School and shared a site with The Girls Grammar School on Six Hills Way, Stevenage. In 1962, the Technical Grammar School moved from Six Hills Way to Telford Avenue and with permission from The Nobel Institute, the School subsequently adopted ‘Nobel’ to become The Nobel Grammar School. In 1970, the School changed its name for the third and final time to The Nobel School.[1] Subsequently, in 1983, the School moved to the former Chells School site and the Telford Avenue buildings were demolished.

In Summer 2010, a new build programme commenced to replace the then School buildings as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.[2] Building work continued through 2011 and 2012 and the School was officially reopened in September 2013.[3] The existing Headteacher, Martyn Henson took up post in September 2013[4] and in 2014, The Nobel School received a 'good school' rating from Ofsted.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Nobel School Website". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Stevenage schools to be rebuilt". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nobel School Opening Video". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Head sets outstanding OFSTED record". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  5. ^ "OFSTED report". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Bike race in memory of champion". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  7. ^ Gill, Nick (8 June 2013). "Interview: Gabz Gardiner's dad on Britain's Got Talent final preparations". The Comet. Archant Community Media. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Young Karter suffers setback". Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  9. ^ "Harris finishes the season on style". Retrieved 18 November 2009.