Alec Reed Academy

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Alec Reed Academy
Bengarth Road

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Coordinates51°32′36″N 0°23′04″W / 51.5434°N 0.3845°W / 51.5434; -0.3845Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°23′04″W / 51.5434°N 0.3845°W / 51.5434; -0.3845
Local authorityEaling
Department for Education URN134369 Tables
Head teacherGary Lobbett
Age3 to 19

Alec Reed Academy is a mixed all-through school and sixth form located in the Northolt area of the London Borough of Ealing, England. The school operates nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form departments for pupils ages 3 to 19.

Its predecessor, Walford Secondary School, was founded in 1955 as a secondary modern school for 11- to 16-year-olds.[1] It later became Walford High School under the comprehensive system. The school changed its name to Compton High School and Sports College in 2001,[2] after the Middlesex and England cricketer, Denis Compton.[3] In 2003 Compton High School and Northolt Primary School were merged on the same site to form West London Academy, one of the first academies to be created in England.[4] The school moved to new buildings on the same site in 2005.[5] In 2012 the West London Academy was renamed Alec Reed Academy, in honour of its sponsor, the entrepreneur Alec Reed.

The school shares its campus with John Chilton School, a special school for pupils who have a physical and/or a medical disability.[6] Because of this the two schools share many facilities and the entire campus is wheelchair accessible.

In June 2015 Ofsted awarded the Academy a "Good" rating. The rating was reaffirmed in June 2018, when Ofsted noted the school's strengths in ".....learning in the early years and primary phases", and its general sense of inclusivity.[7] For maths and writing, the Academy achieved a "Well Above Average" rating for its overall performance at end of key stage 2, in 2017.[8]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Walford High School[edit]


  1. ^ 'Northolt: Education', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 121-122.
  2. ^ "The schools that did not need saving - Article". TES. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  3. ^ The Guardian, Tuesday 14 May 2002 - A little bit of... fun by Stephen Moss
  4. ^ "UK | Education | 'Serious concerns' at new academy". BBC News. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ "Welcome to". Alec Reed Academy. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  6. ^ "John Chilton School". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  7. ^, Ofsted Communications Team. (2018-07-05). "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  8. ^ "All schools and colleges in Ealing - GOV.UK - Find and compare schools in England". Find and compare schools in England. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  9. ^ "I'll do Ealing proud says wheelchair basketball Olympics hopeful". Ealing Gazette. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25.

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