Gloucester Academy

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Gloucester Academy
Type Academy
Location Painswick Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
England
Coordinates: 51°50′44″N 2°13′27″W / 51.84549°N 2.22418°W / 51.84549; -2.22418
DfE URN 136199 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–19
Website www.gloucesteracademy.com

Gloucester Academy, formerly the Central Technology College, started life as a boys school located in Derby Road, Gloucester, England. It converted to an academy in September 2010. It educates 825 students aged 11 to 19.

History[edit]

Mrs H. Anthony took over the role of Headmistress from E. Cole in 2006. The incorporation of the Ninestiles Foundation, and Sir D. Hutt improved the school's reputation. The Multi Use Games Area (M.U.G.A) sports facility was opened in 2007. The Central Technology College was closed in 2010 to make way for a new academy. The former Central Technology College building (located in Cotteswold Road) was used temporary as the academy site, until the new building was completed. In September 2013, the new building was completed and all academy operations were transferred on to the new site (now located on Painswick Road). The building cost around £15 million to construct, but was almost cancelled on several occasions, as local residents were unhappy with possible light pollution and noice the new site would bring. However after many negotiations, all parties were happy by December 2012 and construction began.

As an academy, the school was previously part of the Prospects Academies Trust. The trust oversaw the introduction of a new headteacher 'Mr S Badat', who had worked in many challenging schools previously, for example The Essa Academy in Bolton. However in May 2014 it was announced that the trust was to cease operations,[1] and Gloucester Academy formally joined the White Horse Federation in March 2015.[2][3]

New headteacher[edit]

Gloucester Academy has had many head teachers in the last 4 years. Mr J Rilley - Stepped down as headteacher in September 2013, after overseeing the new building finished and all operations transferred to the new site. He was replaced by Mr S Badat.

Mr S Badat - Brought to the Academy by Prospects Trust to help raise achievement and improve the 'school community'. Mr Badat also shortened the academy day on Friday, and introduced 'Enrichment Activities' for pupils to take part in. His over all plan was to provide every pupil with their own iPad to use in the class room to aid with their learning. However he resigned on 22nd May 2015 due to family commitments. He was later replaced by Mr Ian Frost.

Mr I Frost - Took over the top job in September 2015, after previous head Mr S Badat resigned due to family commitments. However he continues to encourage the values and over all belief that 'All will succeed'.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Garner (2014-03-19). "First academy chain closes leaving the fates of six schools in the balance". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Prospects Academy Trust offloads final Gloucestershire schools". BBC News. 
  3. ^ "- The White Horse Federation.". thewhitehorsefederation.org.uk. 

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