Alec Reed Academy
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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.
Walford Secondary School was founded in 1955 as a secondary modern school for 11- to 16-year-olds; it later became Walford High School under the comprehensive system. The school changed its name to Compton High School and Sports College in 2001, after the Middlesex and England cricketer, Denis Compton. 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. The school moved to new buildings on the same site in 2005. In 2012 the West London Academy was renamed Alec Reed Academy, in honour of its sponsor, 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. Because of this the two schools share many facilities, and the entire campus is wheelchair accessible.
Notable former pupils
Walford High School
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