The Grange School, Aylesbury

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The Grange School
Wendover Way

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HP21 7NH

Coordinates51°48′33″N 0°47′57″W / 51.80916°N 0.79910°W / 51.80916; -0.79910Coordinates: 51°48′33″N 0°47′57″W / 51.80916°N 0.79910°W / 51.80916; -0.79910
TypeFoundation school
Established1954 (1954)[1]
Local authorityBuckinghamshire County Council
TrustAylesbury Learning Partnership
SpecialistBusiness & Enterprise
Department for Education URN110488 Tables
HeadteacherVincent Thomas Murray[2]
Age range11–18
Enrolment1,323 (2018)[3]

The Grange School is an 11–18 mixed, foundation secondary school and sixth form in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. It was established in 1954 and is part of the Aylesbury Learning Partnership.


In 1959, the school was visited by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mother's Clubs in Buckinghamshire;[4] the school is notable as the location where the jury retired to consider their verdict in the Great Train Robbery case in 1963. They used the room that is now the main office of the youth centre on the school site.[5]

In early 2009, it was awarded Business and Enterprise status and underwent refurbishment in areas of the school, funded by the Business & Enterprise grant.

Notable alumni[edit]

A more notorious former pupil is Samantha Louise Lewthwaite, also known as Sherafiyah Lewthwaite or the White Widow, implicated in terrorist activity.[10]


  1. ^ Lambert, Tim. "A Brief History of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire". Local Histories. Retrieved 1 August 2010. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Headteacher's Welcome". The Grange School. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "The Grange School". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ The Bucks Herald (2001) Memory Lane Aylesbury: The Post-War Years. Derby: Breedon Books
  5. ^ Hodson, Tom (3 May 2007). "The crime of the century". The Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser.
  6. ^ "Ellen scores an England success". The Bucks Herald. Johnston Publishing. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  7. ^ Chalmers, Robert (20 August 2006). "John Otway: The world is not enough". The Independent on Sunday.
  8. ^ "Phillips tipped to be next £50m superstar". The Bucks Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2011. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  9. ^ "Grange pupil Hall gets another England call". The Bucks Herald. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2012. Cite news requires |newspaper= (help)
  10. ^ "Profile: Samantha Lewthwaite". BBC News. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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