Alban Church of England Academy

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Alban Church of England Academy
Established 1977 (2011 as an academy)
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mrs. S. Lourensz
Location Silver Street
MK44 3HZ
Coordinates: 52°09′18″N 0°21′04″W / 52.15498°N 0.35123°W / 52.15498; -0.35123
DfE number 822/4604
DfE URN 136550 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 480
Students 490
Gender Mixed
Ages 9–13

Alban Church of England Academy (formerly Alban Church of England Middle School) is a mixed middle school located in Great Barford, Bedfordshire, England.

Pupils began attending Alban Middle School in the September 1976 after Bedfordshire County Council decided to implement the three-tier education system of lower, middle and upper schools across the county (as recommended in the 1967 Plowden Report). The school was officially opened in June 1977 by the then Bishop of St Albans, the Right Reverend Robert Runcie. The school was the first purpose built voluntary aided middle school opened in Bedfordshire by the Church of England Diocese of St Albans. The name of the school was subsequently changed by the school governors to Alban Church of England Middle School to reflect this link.[1]

On 1 April 2011 the school was converted to academy status and was renamed Alban Church of England Academy, becoming independent of local authority control.[2] The Diocese of St Albans is the sponsor of the academy.


  1. ^ "Alban Church of England Academy". 13 June 1977. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Tuesday (5 April 2011). "Goldington school officially opens as academy - Local". Bedford Today. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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