Blackpool Aspire Academy

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Blackpool Aspire Academy
Type Academy
Principal Mr Colin Simkins
Location Blackpool Old Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 7LS
England England
Coordinates: 53°50′14″N 3°00′55″W / 53.83711°N 3.01516°W / 53.83711; -3.01516
Local authority Blackpool
DfE number 890/4002
DfE URN 141132 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed-sex education
Ages 11–16
Website School website

Blackpool Aspire Academy (formerly Collegiate High School) is a secondary school located in the Layton area of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.[1]

The school (which is temporarily located on Bispham Road until new buildings are constructed) will be located on Blackpool Old Road near the border with the Borough of Wyre and close to the village of Carleton and also Poulton-le-Fylde.

School history[edit]

The original school at the site was the all-boys Blackpool Grammar School, which had relocated from the original premises on Raikes Parade to Blackpool Old Road in 1961. In 1971 they amalgamated with Collegiate Girls School whose pupils and staff moved to Blackpool Old Road to create Blackpool Collegiate Grammar School. The sixth form moved to a new Sixth Form Centre premises further down Blackpool Old Road also in 1971 and what is now the independent Blackpool Sixth Form College which split from the school in 1989. The school became Collegiate High School in 1974. The last Headteacher was Mr Harrison, followed by acting head Mr Topping for a short while. In 2012, the school achieved its best ever results. <http://www.collegiateweb.co.uk School website> [2]

Plans to merge Collegiate with Bispham High School Arts College were under discussion 2012-14. The new merged school (named Blackpool Aspire Academy) is currently under construction, due to be finished September 2014, and is sponsored by the Fylde Coast Academy Trust. The school is temporarily housed at the former Bispham High School campus, but will relocate to new buildings at the Collegiate site during 2015.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Collegiate High School[edit]

Blackpool Grammar School[edit]

Blackpool Collegiate School for Girls[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.blackpoolaspireacademy.co.uk/
  2. ^ "Meliora". Meliora Sequamur. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "JETHRO TULL Tour Schedule 1965 - 1969". Meliora Sequamur. Retrieved 1 June 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ The Times (16 August 2013). "Obituary: Barbara Robotham". Retrieved 17 March 2015 (subscription required).

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