Samworth Enterprise Academy

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Samworth Enterprise Academy
Established 2007 (2007)
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Principal Tony Evans
Location Trenant Road
Coordinates: 52°35′35″N 1°08′20″W / 52.5931°N 1.1389°W / 52.5931; -1.1389
DfE number 856/6905
DfE URN 128364 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–16
Website School homepage

Samworth Enterprise Academy, is an Academy (publicly funded, semi-independent all through school) located in Leicester, England. It is a co-educational school for 3-16 year olds that specialises in Food, Business and Enterprise. The school was created on the site of the Mary Linwood Comprehensive School which closed in 1997. It opened in 2007[1] under the co-sponsorship of the Church of England and businessman Sir David Samworth,[2] and incorporates a fully functioning church.[3]

In September 2014, after poor GCSE results, the original head Pat Dubas resigned,[4] and a new interim head was appointed.[5] An Ofsted report in June 2015, classified the school as "inadequate in almost all areas".[6][7]

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  1. ^ "City academy finally opens doors". BBC News. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pork pie makers lead the way for academies". The Daily Telegraph. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Headteacher defends school funeral". Channel 4 News. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Samantha (16 September 2014). "Samworth Enterprise Academy head steps down after poor GCSEs". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Dryden, Fiona (17 September 2014). "New head at Samworth Enterprise Academy, in Leicester, speaks out". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Martin, Dan J. (25 June 2015). "Ofsted inspectors deliver damning verdict on failing Samworth Enterprise Academy". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Troughton, Adrian (28 June 2015). "Parents of pupils at struggling Samworth Academy agree with Ofsted's damning verdict on school". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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