All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham

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All Saints' Academy
All saints chelt logo.png
Motto Excellence, Inclusion, Christian
Established September 2011
Type Academy
Location Blaisdon Way
GL51 0WH
DfE URN 136016 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 1,150
Students 955
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Colours Red and white

All Saints' Academy is in Cheltenham, England.

The Academy is a church school, for all faiths and none, in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton and the Church of England Diocese of Gloucester. Construction started in April 2010.[1] The Academy opened in September 2011.[2] The project is expected to cost nearly £25 million with £2 million on IT equipment.[3] The school replaced Kingsmead and (Christ College which opened as recently as 2007 as the county's first joint Roman Catholic and Church of England school).[4]

Christ College had used the premises formerly occupied by St Benedict's from 1962 to 2007 (was a Catholic state secondary School in Cheltenham) but the opportunity of having a newly built school on the site of Kingsmead School formerly occupied by Arle School from 1959 to 1995 (kingsmead was closing due to falling numbers) and turning the school into an Academy justified making a fresh start with a new name. The school has room to educate 1150 students aged 11–18 and the school's specialisms will be science and sport. All Saints' Academy's principal is Dermot McNiffe.[citation needed]

All Saints' Academy was rated Good but requires improvement after an Ofsted inspection in late 2014.

In May 2010, an Anglo-Saxon settlement was discovered on the site.[2]


  1. ^ "Cheltenham's new All Saints' Academy 'topping out' held". BBC News. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Anglo-Saxon finds at new Cheltenham academy site". BBC News. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Cheltenham says yes to new academy". This is Gloucestershire. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Approval granted for new academy school in Cheltenham". BBC News. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°54′26″N 2°05′54″W / 51.907278°N 2.098305°W / 51.907278; -2.098305