Matthew Humberstone School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled mixed comprehensive school. The number on roll is over 1400, with a staffing establishment of 84, f.t.e. 79.84. There are also 37 non-teaching staff.Matthew Humberstone was named after a customs officer and local landowner who lived in Humberston village in the late seventeenth century. In his will he left £500 to establish a free Grammar School for the boys of Humberston, Clee and the neighbouring villages but it wasn’t until 1823 that his school was opened in Humberston village. It was subsequently re-opened in new buildings in Clee Road and became the boys’ Grammar School in the area in 1882. It became known as the Clee Foundation School and admitted boys from Cleethorpes and the surrounding villages. Following the Education Act of 1944 it became the boys’ Grammar School for the area. When comprehensive education was established in Cleethorpes in 1973, The Grammar School merged with the Beacon Hill co-educational secondary modern school to form the Matthew Humberstone Church of England Comprehensive School.Today Matthew Humberstone is a popular comprehensive school. It is particularly noted for its commitment to the care and guidance of individual students consistent with its Church of England foundation. The school has strong links with the Church. The school goal statement “Striving for Excellence” reflects our commitment to doing the best for students in every aspect of school life. The aims of the school are:to value all students as individuals within a Christian communityto ensure equal opportunities for allto promote a lifelong learning cultureWe are very positive about our future. Building on the school’s recent successes we are planning exciting new developments. We are in the process of submitting a bid for Specialist Status to become a Business and Enterprise College. We have very strong links with the local community and if our bid is successful we shall be able to use the skills and expertise of our business and community partners to considerably enhance opportunities for our students.
Matthew Humberstone Church of England School
Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 850
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