Bosworth Academy

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Bosworth Academy
Motto 'To Learn, To Achieve'
Established 1969
Type Academy
Headteacher Chris Parkinson
Location Leicester Lane
Coordinates: 52°37′33″N 1°17′12″W / 52.62593°N 1.28661°W / 52.62593; -1.28661
Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN 120266 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1202
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19

Bosworth Academy (formerly Bosworth Community College) is an upper school with academy status in Desford, Leicester, England. It was a Sports College under the UK's Specialist School Programme, a status which was attained in 2003. The majority of students transfer to the college after leaving Market Bosworth High School, South Charnwood High School (Markfield), or Winstanley Community College (Braunstone) at the age of 14.[1]

The current principal is Chris Parkinson.


The school moved to its present site at Desford in 1969 as "The Bosworth School and Community College". Its predecessor was the Dixie Grammar School in nearby Market Bosworth, with a tradition dating back to the 11th century. Timothy Rogers was appointed headmaster of the Dixie in 1964, oversaw the move to Desford, and continued as Bosworth's headmaster (later principal) until his retirement in 1983.[2] In 2010 a new construction block was built.

In 2003, the school became a Specialist Sports College and as a result enabled Market Bosworth High School and Winstanley Community College to follow suit. This was followed in 2011, with the school becoming a Trust School in partnership with Leicester University, Leicester City Football Club, Stephenson College, the Primary Care Trust, Yorkshire Bank and the Local Authority. In April 2012, the school achieved academy Status as an independent entity supporting the local schools.

The school was last inspected by OFSTED in 2014 when it achieved 'Good' with Outstanding features.[3]

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