Cleethorpes Academy

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Cleethorpes Academy
Established 2010
Type Academy
Headteacher Martin Brown
chief executive David Hampson
Location Grainsby Avenue
North East Lincolnshire
DN35 9NX
Coordinates: 53°33′00″N 0°02′56″E / 53.550078°N 0.048875°E / 53.550078; 0.048875
Gender Coeducation
Ages 11–16

Cleethorpes Academy is a secondary school with academy status, based in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. The school opened in September 2010, on the site previously occupied by the Lindsey School and Community Arts College.[1] Cleethorpes Academy is owned and operated by Tollbar Edge, an educational trust formed in 2009 as a partnership between the Tollbar Business and Enterprise College and Edge Hill University.[2] The decision to close the Lindsey School and open Cleethorpes Academy, came after the former was placed in special measures by Ofsted, the Government appointed schools inspectorate.[3]


Grammar school[edit]

The school originated as Cleethorpes Girls' Grammar School, becoming a comprehensive co-educational school in 1973. The grammar school dated back to 1926.[4] Cleethorpes' corresponding former boys' grammar school became known as Matthew Humberstone School, which went comprehensive at the same time, but closed in 2010, and was replaced by St Andrew's College, Cleethorpes.


It became a comprehensive in 1973, and had a sixth form, when under the jurisdiction of the Lindsey Education Committee, based in Lincoln (from which it received its name). It merged with North Cleethorpes Secondary School, a secondary modern school, on Elliston Street. A year later it joined the LEA of Humberside, based in Beverley. In the 1980s, when still in Humberside, the school was well-regarded, with a good academic reputation.[citation needed]

Closure of sixth form[edit]

The sixth form was closed in July 2008 which it shared with the Matthew Humberstone C of E School, Cleethorpes' two former grammar schools. It was known as the Cleethorpes Sixth Form. By 2008 it was receiving low A level results.[citation needed]

Closure of the Lindsey School[edit]

In October 2009, headteacher Diane Johnson refused to return to the school, when it was reported unofficially that the school was to be placed in special measures following its Ofsted inspection. Johnson resigned officially a month later, after the OFSTED report was published, confirming the schools special measures status. She was replaced on an interim basis by Jim Cunningham who was drafted in as a result of his experience with other failing schools in the area. In March 2010 however, the schools minister accepted a proposal from Tollbar Edge to replace the Lindsey School with an academy, and it eventually closed at the end of the academic year in July 2010.[5][6]

Cleethorpes Academy[edit]

Cleethorpes Academy opened at the start of the new academic year in September 2010. Since it has turned into Cleethorpes Academy, it has continued to improve with exam results improving year on year, 2012 results saw Cleethorpes Academy moving above the national average for 5+ GCSE's at grade C+ including English and Maths. Ofsted in 2012 have also reported that the Academy is making good progress to improve.


Block 1[edit]

Special education in the United Kingdom (SEN)

Block 2[edit]

English studies


Information and communications technology


Business Studies

Block 3[edit]



Art and Design


Block 4[edit]


Block 5[edit]


Key Skills

Sports Block[edit]

Physical Education


In 2012 it was issued that Cleethorpes Academy will go through numerous building work to help create a better school. It started in the Summer of 2012 and is set to finish for the new academic year 2013/14 (September 2013) It will be carried out by Clugstons Group

The New Technology/Mathematics Block[edit]

The Technology block is one of the oldest parts of the Academy; this block known as T-Block (previously as Lindsey) and Block 3 (Cleethorpes Academy), which includes Technology, Textiles, Art and Design. It will be knocked down because of it being old and it has a lot of asbestos, which is very dangerous to students. It will move to the new block. Mathematics will move into the top floor.

The News Sports Block[edit]

The old Block will be replaced by a better more modern sports Block


There will be refurbishment in Science Block (S Block or Block 4)and the English studies, French, Information and communications technology, History, Geography, Citizenship, Religious education Block (C Block or Block 2).


Lindsey School[edit]

Cleethorpes Girls' Grammar School[edit]


  1. ^ Tolerance, Zero (23 April 2010). "First principal of new Cleethorpes Academy named". This is Grimsby. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "LINDSEY School And Community Arts College will go out on a high after Ofsted inspectors witnessed a dramatic turnaround at the troubled school.". This is Grimsby. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  4. ^ National Archives
  5. ^ Student, Concerned (1 October 2009). "Jim Cunningham is the new head at The Lindsety School and Community Arts College in Cleethorpes which is awaiting an Ofsted report". This is Grimsby. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tollbar Edge proposal accepted". This is Grimsby. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Rowntree

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