Accrington Academy

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Accrington Academy
Moorhead lancashire approah.JPG
Motto The Best in Everyone
Established 2008
Type Academy
Principal Andy O'Brien
Founder United Learning
Location Queens Road West
Coordinates: 53°45′41″N 2°22′21″W / 53.761419°N 2.372472°W / 53.761419; -2.372472
Local authority n/a
DfE number ???/6905
DfE URN 135649 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1150
Gender coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Athena, Caerus, Zeus and Metis
Colours blue      white      black     
Former name Moorhead High School
Website Accrington Academy

Accrington Academy is a mixed 11-18 Academy in Accrington, Lancashire. It has designated specialisms in Sports and Mathematics. It is situated in the centre of Accrington. Accrington St Christopher's C of E High is nearby to the west.


The school, run by United Learning, opened on 1 September 2008 on the site of the former Accrington Moorhead Sports College, itself the successor Moorhead High School which was the successor of the one-time Accrington High School for Girls. All pupils previously at Moorhead automatically transferred to the new school, which has had a sixth form provision from September 2009.[1]

Former schools[edit]

Accrington Grammar School had around 500 boys and 100 in the sixth form in the 1970s. Accrington High School for Girls had around 600 girls. Accrington Moorhead High School was on Cromwell Avenue off Queen's Road West.The school was founded in 1895 on Blackburn Rd, Accrington as a 'Technical School' In 1968, it moved to the Moorhead site. In 1975, following the Labour government's educational reforms, it ceased to exist.

Accrington Grammar School[edit]

Accrington High School for Girls[edit]


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