Farringdon Community Academy
|Headteacher||Mr H. Kemp|
Tyne and Wear
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The school was built along with the estate of Farringdon in 1956. Over decades the school has undergone a number of changes, including the construction of new blocks of classrooms and a state-of-the-art sports hall. It currently supports 885 students.
It once acted as the main secondary school for the suburbs of Farringdon, Doxford Park, Silksworth and East Herrington. Its catchment area was reduced in 2003 following the completion of the Church of England Venerable Bede School in Tunstall.
In 2002, the school became the site of the Farringdon Jubilee Centre, a community centre of the residents of Farringdon partly funded by the school. The building includes facilities such as training rooms, computers and a crèche. It is used to deliver training and courses to local residents and to act as a meeting point for local residents and community groups. It hosts a regular community day 4 times a year, hosting the army, the RAF and many other organisations there.
Following the Education Act (2002), Farringdon became a specialist in Sports College, which had always been a focus of the school in the past. Formally, it became known as a Farringdon Community Sports College. As a result, floodlit tennis courts and a pavilion with a dance studio and a large multi-gym have been built.
The school converted to academy status on 1 July 2013 and was renamed Farringdon Community Academy.
Notable former pupils
- Tony Jeffries - Olympic medal Boxer.
- Jordan Henderson - Liverpool F.C. and England International footballer.
- James Baxter - Professional Actor Emmerdale
- Scott Borthwick- Durham cricketer
- Liam Agnew - Sunderland A.F.C. footballer
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