The Thomas Alleyne Academy
|Motto||nisi Dominus frustra|
|Vice Principal||Julia Flanagan|
|Chair of Governors||Richard Stephens|
|Founders||Reverend Thomas Alleyne|
|DfE URN||140037 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Darwin, Franklin and Newton|
|Colours||Blue, Yellow and Green|
|Website||The Thomas Alleyne Academy|
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.
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. . 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
The Thomas Alleyne Academy
Alleyne's Grammar School
- Michael Biggs, Group Chief Executive from 2007-8 of Resolution plc
- Peter Boorman, organist at St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire from 1953–77
- Ewart Culpin, Chairman from 1938-9 of London County Council, and President from 1937-8 of the Town Planning Institute
- David Hamid, Chairman since 2006 of Nationwide Autocentre, and Chief Executive of Halfords from 2003-5
- Geoffrey Howard (cricketer and administrator), grandson of Sir Ebenezer Howard, pioneer of garden cities
- David Morgan, Chief Executive from 1987-98 of the Black Country Development Corporation
- Prof David Newland, Professor of Engineering from 1976-2003 at the University of Cambridge, and known for harmonic wavelet transforms
- Harry Bates (sculptor), 1850 to 1899, one of the finest English artists of the nineteenth century
Stevenage Girls' School
- Alleyne's Academy
- Thomas Alleyne's High School
- Edward Alleyn - spelt without a terminating e, who founded two other schools
- The Thomas Alleyne Academy
- Ofsted Inspection Report
- Old Alleynians
- Thomas Alleyne Supporters Association (TASA)
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"