Fareham Academy

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Coordinates: 50°51′00″N 1°09′32″W / 50.850°N 1.159°W / 50.850; -1.159

Fareham Academy
Motto Inspire, Nurture, Achieve, Microsoft Excel
Established 1958
Type Secondary Academy
Headteacher Adele Deasy
Chairman of Board of Governors Roy Lee
Location St Anne's Grove
PO14 1JJ
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116508 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff circa 150
Students 1170 (September 2016)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Website www.fareham-academy.hants.sch.uk

Fareham Academy is a medium-sized mixed secondary school, with five tiers of entry (ages 11–16), located in St Anne's Grove in Fareham, England. Along with The Henry Court Community College and Cams Hill School, it is one of the three main state schools which serve the town of Fareham, Hampshire. The school is a specialist Science College and has academy status.

The school attracted national media attention in 2002, when headmaster David Wilmot recruited teachers at a nearby Sainsbury's supermarket. He told The Daily Telegraph that he had struggled to recruit and retain newly qualified teachers.[1] The recruitment crisis was highlighted as a "major concern" in an OFSTED report later that year.[2] The school had an OFSTED inspection in 2007 and was reported as a "Good School" with outstanding features. During an additional inspection in music during October 2008, the school was graded "good" for music provision.[3] Later, in 2011, the school was rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED and subsequently converted to an Academy.

As a science specialist school, it offers its more capable students Triple Award Science at GCSE as well as other Additional Sciences.

A new reception area, drama studio, events hall and library were recently built, all of which were designed to improve the school's facilities; the canteen was also updated, and most classrooms received various renovations. A new humanities block has been built and now houses Mrs Seve.

The school also offers many residentials, including the Spanish and German exchanges as well as the French Trip, all organised by the foreign languages department. Other trips include Iceland for GCSE Geography students and a World War I Battlefields Trip to Ypres and the Somme for Year 9 students.[citation needed]

Fareham Academy Promotes equality of sexuality, race and gender.


  1. ^ "School stall lures teachers". The Daily Telegraph. 1 January 2002. 
  2. ^ Ofsted Short Report, September 2002
  3. ^ Williams, David (17 October 2008), Letter, Ofsted Subject Inspection Programme – Music (PDF), Ofsted http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxedu_reports/download/(id)/101722/(as)/116508_331686.pdf, retrieved 2 March 2010  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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