Samworth Enterprise Academy
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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 under the co-sponsorship of the Church of England and businessman Sir David Samworth, and incorporates a fully functioning church.
In September 2014, after poor GCSE results, the original head Pat Dubas resigned, and a new interim head was appointed. An Ofsted report in June 2015, classified the school as "inadequate in almost all areas".
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- 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.