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Colton Hills Community School

01902 558420
Jeremy Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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About Colton Hills Community School

Colton Hills Community School is a mixed, non-denominational community secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  The school is supported by Wolverhampton City Council, has over 1000 pupils, and was formerly known by three other names: Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School, Graiseley Secondary School, and Penn Secondary Modern. It was established in 1974.  The Headteacher is Ms Julie Hunter.

Colton Hills Community School is a highly regarded 11-18 community school judged by OFSTED to be a ‘GOOD’ school in December 2023.   Colton Hills Community School is a vibrant, inclusive community secondary school based in Wolverhampton, offering young people the opportunity of the best education – with a High Performance edge.  Offering education from year 7 to Post-16, Colton Hills, which is officially a “School of Sanctuary” strives to enrich our community by tackling inequality, promoting fairness and challenging prejudice. 

Values and Vision

Our motto at Colton Hills Community School is: Many Minds, One Mission. It describes the school’s aims to recognise that every student is entitled to the highest quality learning experience, irrespective of their starting point.  There are no barriers to high achievement and every child can succeed.

Our staff are committed to providing the best educational provision for all our students.  All students will leave Colton Hills highly numerate and literate, with meaningful qualifications that prove this.  They will also leave with both the skills and self-belief to engage with the wider world so that they change it for the better.

Our Values.


  • Participation
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence

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Ofsted December 2023

  • Pupils experience an inclusive, welcoming and aspirational environment in school.
  • Pupils often reflect the “PRIDE” values of participation, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence.
  • The school community takes opportunities to celebrate its diversity often.
  • There are positive relationships between staff and pupils.
  • Pupils behave well at social times and when moving around the school.  They are polite and respectful towards each other and staff.
  • Pupils of all ages are involved with numerous councils and unions.
  • Teachers have high expectations and help pupils, including pupils with SEND, to do their best.
  • School has designed a very effective PSHE curriculum.
  • The school has a successful careers education programme.
  • Staff are proud to work at the school and feel well supported by leaders, including their workload.

Working at Colton Hills Community School

Colton Hills Community School has a clear vision based on strong principles and you will have the advantages working for a LA maintained secondary school can offer plus the benefits offered by City of Wolverhampton Council (   The school has a good track record of Continuing Professional Development.

We are a caring school, we know our pupils and are continually growing which provides us with a strong base for the future.

We can offer you:

  • Pupils eager for success
  • Supportive parents who value education
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Excellent professional development and guidance
  • Refurbished buildings with dedicated home-bases for independent learning.
  • Major investment in ICT
  • Extensive grounds and facilities set in green belt.
  • Ample free car parking for staff
  • City of Wolverhampton Council employee benefits

Link to website and prospectus

Link to Ofsted report


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