Pegasus Academy

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Pegasus Academy
Logo of the school
Address
Pegasus Academy is located in Dudley, West Midlands
Pegasus Academy is located in Dudley, West Midlands
Pegasus Academy
Scotts Green Close

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DY1 2DU

England
Coordinates52°30′14″N 2°06′26″W / 52.5038°N 2.1073°W / 52.5038; -2.1073Coordinates: 52°30′14″N 2°06′26″W / 52.5038°N 2.1073°W / 52.5038; -2.1073
Information
TypeAcademy
Established2011 (2011) (As an academy)
Local authorityDudley
Department for Education URN137390 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalMr Andy Landers
GenderMixed
Age11 to 16
Capacity730
Telephone01384 253722
Website

Pegasus Academy (formerly known as Holly Hall School and Holly Hall Maths and Computing College) is a mixed secondary school located in the Holly Hall area of Dudley, West Midlands, England. Situated by the Scotts Green roundabout near the Russells Hall Estate, it was originally opened in 1968 to replace an earlier, smaller building several hundred yards further along the road towards Brierley Hill.

It was originally a secondary modern school until adopting comprehensive status in September 1975, three years after the entry age was increased from 11 to 12. The school reverted to being an 11-16 comprehensive in September 1990. The school had grant-maintained status in the 1990s, before receiving Mathematics and Computing College specialist status in September 2002.

In December 2007, plans were unveiled by Dudley council for the school to be rebuilt and change to academy status, which would have made it the first school of its kind in the borough. The plan also included taking in some pupils from Pensnett High School, which was earmarked for closure with other pupils also transferring to The Crestwood School at Kingswinford.[1][2][3] However, these plans were scrapped by the local council in March 2008 as the school was deemed "too successful" for academy status.[4][5][6] However the school was converted to academy status in 2011.

In September 2017 the academy joined The Dudley Academies Trust, under the sponsorship of Dudley College.[7] It was renamed the Pegasus Academy the following September.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.holly-hall.dudley.gov.uk/ School website
  2. ^ http://www.dfes.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/dfe1x1_02.pl?Code=&Mode=Z&School=3325405 DFES: Holly Hall School
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/06/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/332_5405.stm League table results
  4. ^ http://www.holly-hall.dudley.gov.uk/ School website
  5. ^ http://www.dfes.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/dfe1x1_02.pl?Code=&Mode=Z&School=3325405 DFES: Holly Hall School
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/06/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/332_5405.stm League table results
  7. ^ "New £60m academy trust to be launched across Dudley". Express & Star. Midland News Association. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Four Dudley schools set for a name change in September". Dudley News. Newsquest. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.