All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham

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All Saint's Academy
Motto Excellence, Inclusion, Christian
Established September 2011
Type Academy
Location Blaisdon Way
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 0WH
England
Local authority Gloucestershire
DfE URN 136016 Tables
Students 833
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Red and white
Website www.allsaintsacademychelt.org

All Saints' Academy is an academy in Cheltenham, England.

The Academy is a church school, in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton and the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester. Construction started in April 2010.[1] The Academy opened in September 2011.[2] The project will cost nearly £25 million with £2 million on IT equipment.[3] The school replaced Christ College, which opened as recently as 2007 as the county's first joint Roman Catholic and Church of England school.[4]

Christ College had used the premises formerly occupied by St Benedict's (the Roman Catholic state Secondary School in Cheltenham) but the opportunity of having a newly built school on the site of Kingsmead School (which was closing due to falling numbers) and turning the school into an Academy justified making a fresh start with a new name. The school has room to educate 900 students aged 11–18 and the school's specialisms will be science and sport.

All Saints' Academy's principal is Peter Kingham, the former Director of Education for the Oasis Trust.[1]

On 8 October 2013, It was announced that Peter Kingham will step down as he had raised results and established the Academy as founding Principal.[5]

In May 2010, an Anglo-Saxon settlement was discovered on the site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cheltenham's new All Saints' Academy 'topping out' held". BBC News. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Anglo-Saxon finds at new Cheltenham academy site". BBC News. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cheltenham says yes to new academy". This is Gloucestershire. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Approval granted for new academy school in Cheltenham". BBC News. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "All Saints' Academy principal Peter Kingham quits". Gloucester Citizen. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°54′26″N 2°05′54″W / 51.907278°N 2.098305°W / 51.907278; -2.098305