Mildenhall College Academy

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Mildenhall College Academy
Headteacher Susan Byles
Location Bury Road & Sheldrick Way sites
IP28 7HT
England Coordinates: 52°20′32″N 0°31′34″E / 52.34218°N 0.52602°E / 52.34218; 0.52602
DfE number 935/4033
DfE URN 139867 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1071
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Austen, Brunel, Cavell and Newton
Colours Burgundy, black and white

Mildenhall College Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Mildenhall, Suffolk, England.

The school was built in the 1970s as Mildenhall Upper School and opened to students in 1977. It was awarded Technology, Applied Learning and Science School status in 2002[1] and changed its name to Mildenhall College of Technology.

In 2012 when extra two year groups formally joined the school. Year 7 and 8 pupils are educated at the former Riverside Middle School site, at Sheldrick Way. The school reverted to its original name of Mildenhall College at this time. The school converted to academy status on 1 July 2013 and was renamed Mildenhall College Academy.

Mildenhall College Academy have four houses; Austen, Brunel, Cavell and Newton named after four historical figures. Pupils often take part in various activities and events throughout the year to win for their houses. The Academy also offers an "Ace-points" system in which students are able to gain points for things such as attendance and good work, and these go towards their house. Pupils can build up their points to gain rewards from a free school meal to an iPod. There is also consequence system for bad behaviour.

The catchment area is home to two large USAF contingents at RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath.


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  1. ^ Suffolk County Council school profile. Retrieved 23 November 2009.

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