Priory City of Lincoln Academy

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The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
Motto Sic Itur Ad Astra - "Onwards to the stars"
Established September 2008
Type Academy
Headteacher Richard Trow
Federation Chief Executive Ian Jones
Chair of Governors Michael Baker
Location Skellingthorpe Road
53°12′47″N 0°34′23″W / 53.213°N 0.573°W / 53.213; -0.573Coordinates: 53°12′47″N 0°34′23″W / 53.213°N 0.573°W / 53.213; -0.573
DfE number 925/6906
DfE URN 135564 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Newton, Tennyson, Franklin, St Hugh
Colours Purple, Grey, Black
Website Priory City of Lincoln Academy

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, is a co-educational secondary school within The Priory Federation of Academies, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on Skellingthorpe Road. It has around 1,000 pupils and admits around 160 pupils a year.[citation needed]


It was originally the City School, Lincoln, and moved from its original site on Monks Road, Lincoln in 1968. In 1973 boys were transferred from the former Sincil Secondary Modern School and in 1974 it became a co-educational Comprehensive School and was known as City of Lincoln Community College before becoming an academy in September 2008.[1]The school is part of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust.[2] along with The Priory Witham Academy, The Priory Ruskin Academy and The Priory Academy LSST. The main part of the old School Building was completed in 1975 to designs by Associated Architects of Birmingham and was described in the Buildings of England as having an arresting sawtooth rhythm along the roof, repeated in the window heads and canopy. [3]

With federation membership, a multimillion pound redevelopment of the site was initiated, with work commencing in 2010 and completed in 2012.

Sports centre[edit]

The academy has a sports centre which has a swimming pool, fitness suite, gym, Sportshall, Dance Studio and outside there is a field and the MUGA (multi use games area) which is used for many different sports. In mid-2014 a 3G artificial pitch was opened.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Lincs to the Past [1]
  2. ^ Priory Federation
  3. ^ Pevsner N and Harris J (1989- 2nd revised edition revised by Antram N) ‘‘Lincolnshire: The Buildings of England’’, Yale, pg. 526

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