Farringdon Community Academy

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This article is about the academy in Tyne and Wear. For the academy in Oxfordshire, see Faringdon Community College.
Farringdon Community Academy
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr H. Kemp
Location Allendale Road
Farringdon
Tyne and Wear
SR3 3EL
England Coordinates: 54°52′23″N 1°25′39″W / 54.87292°N 1.42754°W / 54.87292; -1.42754
DfE number 394/4037
DfE URN 139852 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 88
Students 885
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.farringdonschool.co.uk

Farringdon Community Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the suburb of Farringdon in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

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[edit]

References[edit]

School Website
City of Sunderland Extended Schools Position Paper

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