St Aidan's Church of England Academy

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St Aidan's Church of England Academy
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Principal Mrs Nicole Gibbon
Chair Mike Davison
Location Hundens Lane
County Durham
United Kingdom
Coordinates: 54°31′33″N 1°31′57″W / 54.52578°N 1.53254°W / 54.52578; -1.53254
DfE URN 135314 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Former school logo

St Aidan's Church of England Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Darlington, County Durham, England.

Originally Eastbourne Comprehensive School,[1] school converted to academy status and was renamed Eastbourne Church of England Academy. The school was later renamed St Aidan's Church of England Academy.

The new academy building was built on Hundens Park, to the north of the original school site.

Next to the astroturf used by many football clubs.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Eastbourne Comprehensive School[edit]

Change in leadership[edit]

In February of 2015, Principal Ms Catherine McCoy and Assistant Principal Stephanie Francom stood down[2] after a terrible Ofstead report, citing personal health concerns


  1. ^ "Eastbourne Comprehensive School". BBC. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Headteachers step down after Ofsted labels Darlington school 'inadequate'". The Northern Echo. 25 February 2015. 

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