The Thomas Alleyne Academy

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The Thomas Alleyne Academy
Motto nisi Dominus frustra
Established 1558
Type Academy,
Principal Mark Lewis
Vice Principal Julia Flanagan
Chair of Governors Richard Stephens
Founders Reverend Thomas Alleyne
Location High Street
England Coordinates: 51°54′54″N 0°12′30″W / 51.914961°N 0.20822°W / 51.914961; -0.20822
DfE number 919/4017
DfE URN 140037 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 87
Students 720
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Darwin, Franklin and Newton
Colours Blue, Yellow and Green
Website The Thomas Alleyne Academy
Current Logo of the Thomas Alleyne Academey featuring Mr lewis's (Principle) empasis on the origanal school being founded in 1558

The Thomas Alleyne Academy is an Academy in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. It was founded in 2013, but can trace its roots back to 1558, when the original school was set up from the will of Thomas Alleyne.

It is situated in the north of Stevenage, known as Old Town, next to the roundabout of the A1072 and the A602 (former A1), and more than 200 metres to the east of the East Coast Main Line. It is next door to The Barclay School.

Academy Status[edit]

In March 2013, the School (as it was then known) requested to turn into an academy, this basically means that they have more control over their finances and how much their teachers are paid. Alleynes went into a partnership with North Herts College.


Thomas Alleyne died in 1558 and made provisions in his will for the founding of the school. It was originally known as Master Allen's School. By 1869 it was known as Alleyne's Grammar School, a boys' grammar school. Francis Cammaerts (1916–2006), French Resistance leader and witness in the Lady Chatterley Trial, was headmaster from 1952 to 1961. In 1969 it became a comprehensive, Alleyne's School. In 1989 it merged with Stevenage Girls' School and changed to its current name. .[citation needed] During the summer of 2012 (LONDON 2012) Thomas Alleyne's was chosen to choose a torchbearer to run with the torch, the PE Department decided to pick Luca Wells because of his sportsmanship and stamina in PE.

The Current and first Principal at the Thomas Alleyne Academy is Mr Mark Lewis, appointed in March 2012. He is a Graduate of Keble College Oxford. He is the youngest Educational Leader in Stevenage and was brought up locally.

On Sunday 1 September 2013, Alleynes became a Sponsored Academy. Sponsored by North Hertfordshire College. Being an Academy means that Alleynes has more control over finances and their Curriculum, where they wouldn't have if they had stayed as a 'School' thus meaning being controlled by Hertfordshire County Council.

Notable former pupils[edit]

The Thomas Alleyne Academy[edit]

Alleyne's Grammar School[edit]

Alleyne's School[edit]

Stevenage Girls' School[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Graham Poll" (pdf). Hall of Fame 2010. Sports Stevenage. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-09. [dead link]

External links[edit]

News items[edit]

Student from the Thomas Alleyne School carries Olympic Torch through Stevenage Old Town

MP Praises Thomas Alleyne students on a school charity day to raise money to "Send my friend to school"