Aston Manor Academy
|Motto||All Different, All Equal, All Achieving|
|Headteacher||Mrs. Heather Roberts|
|Location||Philips Street, Aston
|DfE URN||103508 Tables|
|Houses||Aqua, Lux, Ventus|
Aston Manor Academy is a secondary school with academy status situated in the Aston area of Birmingham, England. It is a mixed comprehensive and as at February 2013 has 864 students aged 11-18, including 113 in the sixth form. In June 2011 the Ray Linforth Centre was opened, a new £300,000 dedicated sixth form building named after the chair of governors.
Previously known as Aston Manor School, conversion to Academy status was completed on 1 July 2011.
Due in part to the fact that it is situated in Aston, it has children from a wide variety of ethnic groups. As of February 2013 the highest proportion of children at the school are of Bangladeshi origin at 33%, with Pakistani at 18%, Black Somali at 13%, Black Caribbean at 11%, Black African at 6% and White British at 3%. A very high proportion do not speak English as their first language. Reflecting the cultural diversity within the school, the school has its own steel band.
In addition to having Technology College status the Academy has gained a range of awards and accreditations, including Applied Learning, School Achievement, Healthy Schools and International School awards. In May 2011, the Academy gained the Naace Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mark.
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