Eaton Bank Academy

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Eaton Bank Academy
Motto Believe in Success
Established 1 September 2000
Type Academy
Headteacher Ed O'Neill
Location Jackson Road
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 1NT
England
53°10′31″N 2°12′08″W / 53.17531°N 2.20235°W / 53.17531; -2.20235Coordinates: 53°10′31″N 2°12′08″W / 53.17531°N 2.20235°W / 53.17531; -2.20235
Local authority Cheshire East
DfE URN 138662 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 971 pupils
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.eatonbank.org

Eaton Bank Academy (formerly Eaton Bank School) is a co-educational secondary school with academy status located in the town of Congleton in Cheshire, England.[1]

History[edit]

The school was formed in 2000 after the reduction of the area's three schools to two larger schools (the previous schools being Dane Valley High School, Heathfield High School and Westlands High School). The school gained academy status in September 2012[2]

Ofsted[edit]

In an Ofsted inspection in 2015 the report classified the school as 'Good with outstanding features'.[3] The report rated both 'leadership and management' and student 'behaviour and welfare' as Outstanding. The inspectors reported; "There is an exceptional ethos and climate for learning within the school"[3]

Eaton Bank Academy is also the only secondary school in Congleton to be included in the "Top 500 Secondary Schools in the United Kingdom" and also has a high exam pass rate.

Extra Curricular Activities[edit]

The school offers a wide range of extra curricular activities including sport, performing arts and engineering. Eaton Bank supports the local "Schools for Gambia" charity, and organises regular visits for its sixth form students to the Gambia to support the chairty.

Buildings and Facilities[edit]

In 2015 the main 3 storey block of the school was renovated with a new building facade, doors and windows. The development also included a new double height reception area.

In 2015 the school completed the installation of a new Multi-Use Games area.

The Sixth Form students have their own stand-alone Sixth Form Block which was opened in 2013. The Sixth Form block has study areas, common room and coffee shop for exclusive use of Sixth Form students.

Famous Alumni[edit]

The School has had many famous alumni including WWE wrestler Glenn Jacobs [1] and comedian Nicole Eastwood who mentioned the school openly in her acceptance speech at The Frog and Bucket's World series final 3[www.beatthefrog.com].

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