Mossbourne Community Academy
|Founder||Sir Clive Bourne|
|Location||Downs Park Road
|DfE URN||134693 Tables|
Mossbourne Community Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located near Hackney Downs off the A104 road, in the Lower Clapton area of the London Borough of Hackney in England.
The school was first opened in 2004 on the site of the former Hackney Downs School. The site had been purchased by Sir Clive Bourne who founded the school as one of the first 'City Academies' in England. Bourne commissioned the Richard Rogers Partnership to design the new school buildings, and the first principal of the school was Michael Wilshaw, who left the school to become Chief Inspector of Schools In England and head of Ofsted in January 2012.
Since its opening Mossbourne Community Academy has been regularly lauded as one of the top performing inner city schools in England, and used as an example of the success of the academy model for schools in general. The current head of the school is Peter Hughes, who is a previous participant in the Future Leaders programme.
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