Myers Grove SchoolWood Lane, Sheffield S6 5HG
Sheffield City Council closed both Myers Grove and Wisewood schools and replaced the two of them with a brand new BSF-funded school on the Myers Grove site, Forge Valley School.
Myers Grove was built in 1960 and the first headmaster was William Hill. It was one of the first purpose-built comprehensive schools in the country, and for a while it was the largest in the north of England. At that time, Myers Grove was the envy of most schools, both academically and in sport and other non-academic achievements.
I attended Myers from 1980 to 1987. During this period Roy Yates (1978 to 1993) was head teacher and approximately 2200 pupils attended from years 1 to 5 and two years of sixth form.
We lost the sixth form in 1988 when David Blunkett's city council "rationalised" it away from us.
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