Colleges


Each member of our school community, students and staff, belongs to one of our four Colleges, named after local war veterans.  This fosters a sense of belonging and encourages healthy competition and success through individual and collaborative contribution to a team. Our Colleges orchestrate fantastic work for a variety of charities which has led to us being recognised as one of the top schools in the UK for fundraising.

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Glover

Named after Frederick Glover

Jennifer Hawthorn - Leader of Glover

Jennifer Hawthorn - Leader of Glover


"I am the proud leader of Glover college.  I am loving being a college leader as I get to work with all year groups, students and staff, as well as the wider community through supporting charity events.

Our key college vision is creating an inclusive community through Identity, collaboration, competition and leadership.

Our College name comes from Frederick Glover who was a private in world war 1.  He was born and lived in Lombard Street in Stourport before he went off to war where he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War medal as well as the Victory medal.  He died in 1918."

Glover's Charity

The Civic Group

This is a volunteer run group who fought to save the Community Hall in 2011. The venue was transferred from local district council into community ownership. In September 2013, it was announced that they had been successful in securing the future of the venue.  The Civic Hall is recognised as a beating heart of our community.

Our fundraising will support The Civic Group to provide better services for our community, and continue to be an inspirational model for community participation in cultural, artistic and leisure activities.

Randle

Named after George Randle

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Zoe Nicklin - Leader of Randle


"Within Randle we strive for our staff, students and parents to feel a valuable member of our college and school community.

Our key college vision is creating an inclusive community through Identity, collaboration, competition and leadership. This helps to develop the individuals in our college to be the best that they can be.

Our college name comes from George Randle who was a Sergeant during World War 1. He lived at 17 Severn Road in Stourport before going to war, where he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War medal and the Victory medal. He died in 1917 aged just 33."

Randle's Charity

Home-Start, Wyre Forest

Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities, offering a unique service delivered by trained and supported local volunteers, who visit families at home to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.

To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community, to promote better outcomes for parents and children.

Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities, offering a unique service delivered by trained and supported local volunteers, who visit families at home to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.

York

Named after Alfred York

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Rachel Bloomer - Leader of York


"I have been the proud leader of York College for over a year now, having joined the SHS family in 2020. I am astounded by the generosity, kindness and respect that is shown by our students on a daily basis, and I am lucky enough to guide them in lots of exciting opportunities, competitions and charity events to nurture a truly rewarding relationship between our in-school and out-of-school community; not to mention the numerous College reward points up for grabs for simply taking part!

York college are on a mission! We strive for our students and staff to come together with our local community and unite with them in our school values of Kindness, Determination and Respect.

Our college is proudly named after our very own ex-SHS student, Alfred York who served, bravely fought and died in WW1.  He was awarded the British War and Victory medals."

York's Charity

Wyre Forest Night Stop

Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation Service provide safe emergency accommodation for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25 in the homes of trained, approved volunteer hosts.

Not only does the service provide emergency accommodation for the young people in our community, but they also offer additional crucial services such as family mediation; 'life skills' training such as budgeting and managing money.

Bridgford

Named after William Bridgford MM

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Sara Miles - Leader of Bridgford


"I am the proud leader of Bridgford college, I have worked at Stourport High School for six years now and am continuously impressed by the selflessness and generosity of our students and families. As Bridgford students we always support at charity events, engage in our College competitions and earn lots of College points all around the school. We have a jam packed year ahead with lots of opportunities to support people in our local community as well as celebrate all the successes of our students.

Our college is named after William Bridgford who was a Private during WW1. He was award the Military medal, British War medal and the Victory medal.  He died in 1918."

Bridgford's Charity

Kemp Hospice

Based in Kidderminster, in the heart of the Wyre Forest district, KEMP Hospice offers free specialist care and support to people dealing with life-limiting illness and to their families and carers. Find out more on their website https://www.kemphospice.org.uk/whatiskemp/

As a college the money we raised will go towards supporting the nurses and help provide their services to people with life-limiting illness and through bereavement completely free of charge.

College Competitions


In the spirit of teamwork and working collaboratively, The Stourport High School and VIth Form operates a ‘College’ system across the whole school. Similar to the House system, students will become a member of one of the four Colleges and will belong to that College for their time at the school. 

The College names were chosen by students from the names of the fallen heroes who are recorded on our Remembrance Board in the Large Hall.  The students chose the surnames of Frederick Glover, George Randle, Alfred York and William Bridgford to be the representative names of their Colleges.

Students compete in their tutor groups as a College in various competitions throughout the school week, in all subjects, as well as special challenges.  The Colleges work to raise money for various charities and support the local community; students will earn reward points throughout the school year by excelling in classroom work and in extra-curricular options afterschool each night. 

Students work both individually and as a team in order to try to be the most successful College each year.  The Colleges also work within both the local and national community to help charities.  Students have in the past supported Children in Need, Operation Christmas Child, Hampers for the Elderly, as well as gaining the accolade of being in one of the top School Fundraisers for Comic Relief in the UK.

‘Winner of the Colleges Cup’ is presented at the end of the year when all of the points are added up.