Twickenham Academy

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Twickenham Academy
Motto A Learning School
Established 2012
Type Academy
Principal Tracy Ward
Location Percy Road

Greater London
Coordinates: 51°26′40″N 0°21′47″W / 51.44433°N 0.36316°W / 51.44433; -0.36316
DfE number 318/6906
DfE URN 136104 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Twickenham Academy (formerly Whitton School) is a co-educational secondary school and Sixth Form with academy status located in Whitton, Twickenham, London, England.

Originally called Whitton School,[1] [2] it reopened as Twickenham Academy in September 2010.[3][4][5] The school is run by the Learning Schools Trust, which has three other academies; one in nearby Hampton, and the others in Ipswich and Northamptonshire.

In September 2012, Twickenham Academy became the first secondary school in Richmond to open a sixth form.[6]

Twickenham Academy specialises in sports and digital technology and uses the Kunskapsskolan method of teaching which is based on stage rather than age ability. Personalised learning, setting goals and the belief that each child learns at their own pace are fundamental to the teaching method.[7]

A major rebuild began in the summer of 2011 and students and staff moved into their new £24 million building in July 2013.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Whitton School/Twickenham Academy[edit]


  1. ^ Wickham, Chris (18 Sep 2009). "Whitton could lose out in academy's new name". Richmond & Twickenham Times. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Wickham, Chris (9 October 2009). "Whitton residents reject suggestion of Twickenham Academy". Richmond & Twickenham Times. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hampton Community College and Whitton School to become academies". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 15 Dec 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statutory proposal to close Whitton Sc hool (and replace it with an academy). Full collation of consultation responses." (PDF). Richmond Borough Website. London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "The academies programme" (PDF). London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hampton and Twickenham academies to build sixth forms". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 27 Jan 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Learning Concept". LST Website. Learning Schools Trust. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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