Alcester Academy

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Alcester Academy
Motto To be the best that we can be
Type Academy
Headteacher Paul Hyde
Chair Mr Mike Dean
Location Gerard Road
B49 6QQ
Coordinates: 52°13′23″N 1°51′03″W / 52.2231°N 1.8508°W / 52.2231; -1.8508
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE URN 125750 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 598 girls and boys[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Oversley Billesley Ragley Greville
Colours Silver/Blue

Alcester Academy (formerly known as Alcester High School Technology College) is a state secondary school that educates girls and boys aged between 11 and 16, in Alcester, Warwickshire, England. It serves both Alcester and other surrounding villages such as Bidford-on-Avon.


Alcester High School is located on the site of the old Greville High School (named after Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke) which opened in 1966. When Greville closed in 1985, the students were transferred to Alcester High along with students from Bidford High School. In 2004, a £1.8m expansion programme began creating a two-storey English block with 12 new classrooms, and extensions to the art and music blocks.


Alcester High became a specialist technology college in 1998 with an investment of £250,000.


After being awarded 'high performing' status as a Technology College, Alcester High School was invited to apply for a second subject specialism. After a great deal of consultation and planning it was decided to apply for music specialism. This was approved by the Secretary of State for Education [2] and the school became a specialist music college in 2006.


Percentage of year 11 students gaining 5 or more grades A* to C at GCSE level:


  1. ^ "School Overview - Alcester High School Technology College". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ [1](The Department for Education)
  4. ^ [2](The Department for Education)
  5. ^ [3](The Department for Education)
  6. ^ [4](The Department for Education)

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