Green Spring Academy Shoreditch

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Green Spring Academy Shoreditch
Motto More than just a school
Type Academy
Executive Principal Dr Ogdon (Mulberry HeadTeacher)
Location Gosset Street
Bethnal Green

London
E2 6NW
England, UK
51°31′39″N 0°04′11″W / 51.52739°N 0.06959°W / 51.52739; -0.06959Coordinates: 51°31′39″N 0°04′11″W / 51.52739°N 0.06959°W / 51.52739; -0.06959
DfE URN 137789 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Website bethnalgreenacademy.co.uk
Gosset Street near the academy

Green Spring Academy Shoreditch (formerly known as Daniel Street School, Daneford, Bethnal Green High School, Bethnal Green Technology College and Bethnal Green Academy) is a co-educational academy for students aged between 11-19 based in Bethnal Green in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in East London.

History[edit]

Bethnal Green High School[edit]

The school used to be a single sex boys school, however between 1996-1997 after lengthy consultations and votes, the school accepted girls. Complying with rules, the school name changed from Daneford to Bethnal Green High School. New school uniforms were designed to reflect the change, the new blazers were dark green, shirts were white, trousers were black and ties were diagonal dark green and gold stripes. The school's population is predominantly Muslim.

Bethnal Green Technology College[edit]

The school's name was changed again, this time to Bethnal Green Technology College, as the school had acquired specialist status. The school had another uniform change as well as a new school badge.

The indoor gym was opened in 1998. The school has a history of participating in hockey tournaments and developing young players.

Bethnal Green Academy[edit]

In January 2012, the school became an academy, and changed its name once again to Bethnal Green Academy. The school has a Sixth Form for students aged up to 19.

In December 2012 the Academy was inspected by Ofsted and was judged as being "an outstanding school".

In the news[edit]

In February 2015 three female students from the school travelled to Syria via Turkey.[1] This followed the disappearance two months earlier of another of the school's female students who is thought to also be in Syria.[2] In March 2015 a judge made four female students at the school wards-of-court to prevent them leaving Britain. During a week long hearing, in which counter terrorism specialists at the Metropolitan Police also gave evidence, Social workers at Tower Hamlets Council told the judge the girls might travel to areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State.[3]

Green Spring Academy Shoreditch[edit]

In 2015, after an incident widely reported in the press, the academy chose a new name Green Spring Academy Shoreditch. The boys uniform is the standard black trousers, blazer with emblem, school tie and black accessories. The girls is basically the same with the option of a skirt or black shalwar kameez, and black hijab.

The school was proud of its status of being outstanding school and its outstanding examination results at GCSE. In February 2016, the schools minister Nick Gibb wrote a letter to the headteacher congratulating the school on its 2015 results, praising “the fantastic progress made by your pupils”. 82% of the pupils achieved five good GCSE passes, including in English and maths, and the schools performance on the Progress 8 benchmark was "one of the highest in the country.[4]

Examination malpractice[edit]

An allegation of exam malpractice was investigated by the Department for Education. On 10 February 2017 the Academy Trust, announced that the headteacher Mark Keary and a number of deputy heads had been suspended. The Department for Education said: “Following an investigation at Green Spring academy in Tower Hamlets, exam malpractice has been identified resulting in disciplinary action being taken". Keary is also executive principal of another school. Extra management has been bought in to ensure that current pupils will still be allowed to take the 2017 examinations.[4]

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