Bexleyheath Academy

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Bexleyheath Academy
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Motto Pride Through Achievement
Established 2011
Type Academy
Principal Mr Carl Wakefield
Location Woolwich Road
Bexleyheath
London
DA6 7DA
England
Local authority London Borough of Bexley
Staff 200 approx
Students 2,000 approx
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Academy Academies Enterprise Trust
Website www.bexleyheathacademy.org

Bexleyheath Academy, is a mixed secondary school in Bexleyheath, in the London Borough of Bexley. Students typically join the School in Year 7 or enter the sixth form.

History[edit]

Bexleyheath School logo
Logo during time as Bexleyheath School

The school was formed as a result of the merger of two schools - an all-girls secondary modern school on the current site, and a boys school which was located on Graham Road. The current site has been in use since before World War II and is set in a residential area.

The former head, Malcolm Noble, retired after 14 years in the 2007 summer term.

On September 1, 2011, Bexleyheath School officially became Bexleyheath Academy. The move to Academy is set[citation needed] to bring new facilities such as a techno gym, recording studio, new music practice rooms, media suites and other state-of-the-art facilities to the school.

The school used to be referred to as BS, which was laughed at by its critics, and as the teaching is appalling so therefore this did not help the school's reputation, especially as being granted "bad" by Ofsted, as well as previously being rewarded "dispicable".

It has recently been in the news for the lack of teachers who can actually speak English and results are gradually worsening.

In January 2013, former head Mr Robert Dore retired and Mr Carl Wakefield took over.

In the most recent Ofsted report in September 2013 the school was rated as a "Good" school, with "Outstanding" features.

Site[edit]

The school is located near to Bexleyheath and therefore benefits from access to several bus routes. The school field is of a large size, while landscaping and new car parking capacity created by the renovation project are fenced off. All the facilities of the school are open to the techno germany community use out of school hours.

New building[edit]

The new building offers significantly improved facilities for teaching.[citation needed] The main contractor for the project was Skanska.

The newest building, a revamp on the old admin building, has a techno gym, new music classrooms and facilities for the music and PE department.

Uniform[edit]

The schools uniform is dark navy blazer, and white shirt and school tie with perspective colour stripe for year group.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°27′36″N 0°08′38″E / 51.460°N 0.144°E / 51.460; 0.144