Holly Hall Academy

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Holly Hall Academy
Established 1968
Type Academy
Principal Mr Andy Landers
Location Scotts Green Close
Holly Hall

Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 2DU
England
52°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
DfE URN 137390 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 78 Members
Students 711 as of January 2015
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website www.hollyhallacademy.co.uk

Holly Hall 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. It is situated near the Russells Hall Estate, by the Scotts Green Close roundabout and was opened in 1968 to replace a smaller building several hundred yards along the road towards Brierley Hill. Most of that building has now been demolished.

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.

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