School History

The only secondary school located in the wider Whitestone and Wembrook areas of Nuneaton, The George Eliot High School opened on the site of the current school’s South Wing during September 1961.

The school was founded to provide for the educational requirements of residents living in the new housing developments in the area and, during the school’s construction, pupils received their education in buildings now known as Hatters Space located in the town’s Abbey Street. Through the 1960s pupil numbers grew and expanded to such an extent that the school took possession of the buildings that made up the then Caldwell Junior School in Donnithorne Avenue during the early 1970s. Continuous expansion also led to the school taking possession of the buildings of St Joseph’s R.C. Junior School in Morris Drive when that institution relocated to Riversley Park. Following these acquisitions, the School occupied an expansive area with three teaching buildings – North, Main and South.

In 2002, two brand new buildings were opened on the Raveloe Drive site. The new Linford Wing provided classrooms for the dedicated teaching of Maths, English, Modern Foreign Languages and ICT. The same year, a new state-of-the-art sports hall and changing room facility was opened allowing pupils to enjoy PE throughout the year regardless of weather conditions.

In 2009 the School was renamed as The George Eliot School when it became a national challenge trust school and enjoyed the support of North Warwickshire & Hinckley College as its strong educational partner. Natural evolution followed 12 months later as the school gained academy status and, in the same year, recorded its best set of examination results in its 50 year history.


School History

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