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Grange Hill
Grange Hill School (Series 31)
School Information
Age Range 11-18
Location Northam, North London
Headteacher Mr Starling (1978)
Mr Llewellyn (1979-1980)
Mrs Bridget McClusky (1980-1984, 1986-1991)
Mr C J Humphries (1985)
Mrs Angela Keele (1992-1994)
Mr McNab (1995-1997)
Mr Peter Robson (1998-2004)
Mrs S Bassinger (2005-2007)
Miss Gayle (2007)
Type of School Secondary School
Years Open Before 1978-present
Status Open

Grange Hill is a fictional secondary school and the titular school of the children's drama, Grange Hill. The school serves Year 7 (previously known as the First Year) to the Upper 6th. Grange Hill is located in the equally fictitious North London borough, Northam.

Filming LocationsEdit

Schools Used Studios Used Series Years
Kingsbury High School, North London BBC Television Centre Series 1-2 1978-1979
Willesden High School, London BBC Television Centre Series 3-4 1980-1981
Holborn College, London BBC Television Centre (until Series 8)
Elstree Studios (from Series 8)
Series 5-8 1982-1985
Wormholt Park Primary School, Hertfordshire Elstree Studios Series 8 1985
St Audrey's School, Hertfordshire Elstree Studios Series 12 1989
Nicholas Hawksmoor School, Hertfordshire
Bushey Meads School, Hertfordshire
Elstree Studios Series 17-25 1994-2002
Croxteth Comprehensive, Liverpool
Holly Lodge Girls School, Liverpool
Ashfield School, Liverpool
Childwall Studios Series 26-31 2003-2008

UniformEdit

Series 1-2 (1978-1979)Edit

The uniform consisted of a white shirt, a grey jumper, the school tie, black or grey trousers for the boys or a skirt for the girls, the school blazer with the logo and black shoes. Uniform was optional for the 4th year and above.

Series 3-4 (1980-1981)Edit

The uniform was made optional. Many students wore casual clothes, the full school uniform or mixed casual clothes with uniform.

Series 5-7 (1982-1984)Edit

The uniform was reinstated by Mrs McClusky. Pupils wore shirts, jumpers, trousers or skirts in different colours and styles.

Series 8 (1985)Edit

The uniform was optional for the 4th year and above.

Series 9-10 (1986-1987)Edit

The uniform was compulsory for the 5th year and below and consisted of a white shirt, an optional jumper or cardigan in different colours, the school tie, different colours and styles of trousers or skirts, the school blazer with the logo and black shoes.

Series 10-31 (1987-2008)Edit

Danny Kendall designed a logo, which became the school's new logo. The uniform consisted of a white shirt, an optional black or grey jumper or cardigan, the school tie, black or grey trousers or skirt, the school blazer and black shoes. Many students at the beginning of Series 10 still wore the previous design for a while. In Series 17, a navy jumper with the school logo was introduced and from Series 20, girls could wear trousers. In Series 25, a new uniform was introduced, however many pupils wore this uniform. From Series 26, the new uniform was abolished and all pupils wore this uniform.

Series 25 (2002)Edit

Max Abassi designed a new school uniform, which compromised of a blue open neck shirt for the girls or a circle neck shirt with the school tie for the boys, a zip up fleece with the logo, a navy kilt style skirt, the school blazer and black shoes. Many pupils wore the other version and from Series 26, this uniform was abolished.

Issues CoveredEdit

Grange Hill has touched upon many issues, many of which were seen as controversial. Issues included the throwing of benches in swimming pool, racism, heroin addiction, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, knife crime, epilepsy, rape, Aspergers Syndrome, young carers and internet danger.

CharactersEdit

Main Article: List of Grange Hill Characters

SeriesEdit

Main Article: List of Grange Hill Episodes

GalleryEdit

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