|Principal||Dr Fiona Hammans Phd BSc NPQH|
|Website||Banbury Academy Home page|
Banbury Academy is a mixed, multi-heritage, fully comprehensive school with 1,650 students (including sixth form) situated on Ruskin Road, in the Easington ward of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The school is a specialist Humanities College.
 Constituent schools
Banbury Academy used to be three separate schools. These were:
- Stanbridge Hall (the former grammar school)
- Wykham Hall
- Broughton Hall
Although these are all now part of the same school, the constituent buildings are still referred to by their old names.
Before the school's name was changed to Banbury Grammar School in 1946, it was called Banbury County School and was a mixed school for boys and girls from the ages of 11 to 18/19. It was founded in 1893. Wykham Hall was built in about 1953 and was called Easington Modern Boys' School.
 Banbury and Drayton merger proposal
In April 2003, there was a proposal which suggested that Banbury School and Drayton School should be merged as one school, while Blessed George Napier School (which is situated next to Banbury School) would move to the site of Drayton School. However, this idea met with opposition from a large percentage of the community because it would have meant an increase in travelling for those students who currently attend Drayton School. Many argued that it would mean a loss of parental choice and would mean that Banbury School, which has stood at the heart of Banbury's community for many years, would lose its identity. As a result, the merger will not take place.
 New building programme
Oxfordshire County Council spent £6 million on a new two-storey, V-shaped building to replace the old Stanbridge building. The New Stanbridge building was officially opened on 13 March 2009 by Michael Gove MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and includes the English, Humanities, Languages, RE and Business departments, with 28 classrooms.
 Banbury Area Sixth Form
As of 2003, the sixth from contained 335 students from around the Banbury area. It offers 26 A-Level courses as well as the option to resit Maths and English at GCSE.
The sixth from recently underwent extensive development, and it now contains a common room, study area and computer suite for use by all sixth formers, all built into one new wing.
The students play an active role in the way that the sixth form is run in the form of a student council, led by two principal students with two representatives from each tutor group. They organise social events such as the end of year prom and charity events, most recently the Children in Need appeal.
 See also
- Hammans, Fiona B. (July 2012). "Banbury Academy". Banbury School Newsletter Term 6. p. 1. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- BBC NEWS | England | Protest over schools merger
- BBC NEWS | England | Oxfordshire | School may become 'city academy'