Alcester Academy

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Alcester Academy
Gerard Road

, ,
B49 6QQ

Coordinates52°13′23″N 1°51′03″W / 52.2231°N 1.8508°W / 52.2231; -1.8508Coordinates: 52°13′23″N 1°51′03″W / 52.2231°N 1.8508°W / 52.2231; -1.8508
MottoTo be the best that we can be
Local authorityWarwickshire
SpecialistTechnology College, Music College
Department for Education URN125750 Tables
ChairMr Mike Dean
HeadteacherPaul Hyde
Age11 to 16
Enrolment598 girls and boys[1]
HousesOversley Billesley Ragley Greville

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:


In 2016, Alcester Academy's maths department won Maths Team of the Year at the Times Education Supplement (TES) Schools Awards.[4] The Academy was the only secondary school in Warwickshire to be nominated for the awards.

Art teacher, James Yarrington, was also one of the eight nominees shortlisted for Art Teacher of the Year.


  1. ^ "School Overview - Alcester High School Technology College". Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ a b c d [1](The Department for Education)
  4. ^ "Alcester Academy win TES award for maths". Retrieved 2018-04-02.

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