|Principal||Mr David Cotton|
|DfE URN||137319 Tables|
|Students||1,535 as of January 2015[update]|
It first opened as a County Secondary School (secondary modern school) in 1958 specialising in Rural Studies, and an attached farm unit. The school became a comprehensive in 1976 and opened a sixth form in 1980. In 2002 the school became a Technology College and in 2007 it was designated as a Training school. Tuxford School underwent a full re-build completed in March 2007. The new school is located on what used to be the old school field along with a field next to it which has been bought over. The site where the old school stood has now been converted into the new school playing field and nature areas.
Previously a community school administered by Nottinghamshire County Council, Tuxford School converted to academy status on 1 August 2011 and was renamed Tuxford Academy. However the school continues to coordinate with Nottinghamshire County Council for admissions. Tuxford Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and further BTECs.
Notable former pupil
- Elspeth Gibson, fashion designer
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