Mossbourne Community Academy

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Mossbourne Community Academy
Mossbourne community academy 1.jpg
Motto "Fulfilling your true potential..."
Established 2004
Type Academy
Principal Peter Hughes
Founder Sir Clive Bourne
Location Downs Park Road
Lower Clapton
Greater London
E5 8JY
51°33′05″N 0°03′43″W / 51.55138°N 0.06193°W / 51.55138; -0.06193Coordinates: 51°33′05″N 0°03′43″W / 51.55138°N 0.06193°W / 51.55138; -0.06193
DfE number 204/6905
DfE URN 134693 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Milton, Mandela, Marconi, Moore, Bell, Brunel, Bannister, Bronte

Mossbourne Community Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located near Hackney Downs off the A104 road, in the Lower Clapton area of the London Borough of Hackney in England.[1]

The school was first opened in 2004 on the site of the former Hackney Downs School. The site had been purchased by Sir Clive Bourne who founded the school as one of the first 'City Academies' in England. Bourne commissioned the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to design the new school buildings,[2] and the first principal of the school was Michael Wilshaw, who left the school to become Chief Inspector of Schools In England and head of Ofsted in January 2012.

Since its opening Mossbourne Community Academy has been regularly lauded as one of the top performing inner city schools in England,[3] and used as an example of the success of the academy model for schools in general.[4] The current head of the school is Peter Hughes, who is a previous participant in the Future Leaders programme.

In September 2014, the academy opened a sister school near Victoria Park named Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy which operates under similar policies to the original school. As of March 2015, the academy plans to open a primary school near the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


  1. ^ "Mossbourne Community Academy". 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Facts - Mossbourne Community Academy". 2004-12-09. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ Education. "Mossbourne Academy: A tale of high expectations. . . and no excuses". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ Geraldine Bedell. "Children of the revolution | Education | The Observer". Retrieved 2013-08-17. 

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