Discovery Academy, Stoke-on-Trent

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Discovery Academy
Discovery Drive

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Coordinates53°00′26″N 2°06′58″W / 53.0071°N 2.11622°W / 53.0071; -2.11622Coordinates: 53°00′26″N 2°06′58″W / 53.0071°N 2.11622°W / 53.0071; -2.11622
Local authorityStoke-on-Trent
Department for Education URN136681 Tables
PrincipalMr Simon French
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1,094 as of March 2016

Discovery Academy is a mixed secondary school located in the Bentilee area of Stoke-on-Trent in the English county of Staffordshire.[1]

The school was formed in September 2011 from the merger of Mitchell High School in Bucknall and Edensor High School in Longton.[2] The school was originally based over both of the former school sites, however the school relocated to a new campus built on the site of the former Willfield Centre in September 2013. The new school buildings were officially opened by Peter Coates, Chairman of the Stoke City Football Club, in July 2014.[3]

Discovery Academy is part of the College Academies Trust, sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent College. Other schools in the trust include Excel Academy, Maple Court Academy and Stoke Studio College.[4]


  1. ^ "The Discovery Academy - Welcome to The Discovery Academy".
  2. ^ "Council go ahead for new Stoke-on-Trent academy". BBC News.
  3. ^ "Bentilee's Discovery Academy officially opened by Stoke City club chairman Peter Coates". Stoke Sentinel.
  4. ^ "The College Academies Trust - Welcome to The College Academies Trust".

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