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Coordinates: 50°59′02″N 1°28′12″W / 50.984°N 1.470°W / 50.984; -1.470

The Mountbatten School
Motto We Care, We Respect, We Achieve [1]
Established 1969
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Heather McIlroy
Chair of Governors Dr. Mary Bainbridge
Specialisms Language College, Sports College
Location Whitenap Lane
SO51 5SY
England England
LEA Hampshire County Council
Ofsted number 116408
Students c.1500 pupils
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11 to 16
Houses Wishart, Daring, Kelly, Lion

The Mountbatten School is a secondary school located on Whitenap Lane in Romsey, Hampshire, England. The school opened in 1969[2] and was built on land that was originally part of Earl Mountbatten's Broadlands estate.

The school is an 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school, situated in the Parish of Romsey Extra. The majority of pupils are drawn from Romsey and Southampton districts including Chilworth, North Baddesley, Nursling, and Rownhams. As of 2008, there are 1,485 pupils on roll, and the school has a standard Year-7 intake of 280.

The school operates a house system with the houses being named after Lord Mountbatten's ships: Wishart, Daring, Kelly, and Lion.


Specialist status

The school became a Language College in 2000[3] , and gained Sports College status in September 2004. It is now known as The Mountbatten School: A Language and Sports College[4]. In September 2006, the school became the hub of The Mountbatten School Sports Partnership with several local schools.

The Lantern Theatre

The Lantern Theatre building contains the drama and music rooms, including a recording studio and theatre with pull-out seating for 140 people. The Lantern is part of a Community project funded by Hampshire County Council and The National Lottery.

Notable alumni

Some notable former pupils of the school include:


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