|Motto||The Best in Everyone|
|Location||Queens Road West
|DfE URN||135649 Tables|
|Houses||Athena, Caerus, Zeus and Metis|
|Former name||Moorhead High School|
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.
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
- Sir Kenneth Barnes CB, Permanent Secretary from 1976-82 of the Department of Employment
- Jim Bowen, comedian, and former host of Bullseye
- Harold Davenport, mathematician, known for the Davenport–Schinzel sequence, Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics from 1958-69 at the University of Cambridge
- Sir James Drake CBE, civil engineer, designed the UK's first motorway when with Lancashire County Council
- Graeme Fowler, cricketer
- Harry Hill (cyclist)
- Ron Hill, runner
- Prof Leslie Howarth OBE, Henry Overton Wills Professor of Mathematics, University of Bristol (1964-76)
- Prof John Lamb CBE, James Watt Professor of Electrical Engineering from 1961-91 at the University of Glasgow, President from 1970-2 of the British Society of Rheology
- James Prescott CBE, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry from 1924-55 at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute (1938-55)
- Sir John Tomlinson CBE, bass