Whitley Academy

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Whitley Academy
Whitley Academy Front of School.jpg
Motto Facta non verba
(Deeds not words)
Established 1950s and rebuilt 2000
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr F. Rex
Location Abbey Road
West Midlands
Coordinates: 52°23′11″N 1°29′13″W / 52.38631°N 1.48685°W / 52.38631; -1.48685
Local authority Coventry City Council
DfE URN 136840 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 120
Students 820 (approx.)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website School Website

Whitley Academy (formerly Whitley Abbey Community School) is an academy school in Whitley, Coventry, England. The school was rebuilt and opened on 13 October 2000, replacing the former Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School built in the 1950s, which was one of the first comprehensive schools in Coventry.

In July 2007, Whitley Abbey Community School gained specialist status in Business and Enterprise and was renamed Whitley Abbey Business and Enterprise College.

On 1 July 2011 Whitley Abbey Business and Enterprise College became an Academy and was renamed to 'Whitley Academy'.[1]

The new academy was formally opened on 13 March 2012 by the Princess Royal.[1][2] and is also part of the RSA

RSA Academy[edit]

Whitley Academy is part of the RSA family of academies There are currently seven schools in the family who are all based in the West Midlands.

National Teaching School[edit]

Whitley Academy partly leads the RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance.


Whitley received an Outstanding Full Ofsted Inspection in 2010 and again in 2013.



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  2. ^ "The Royal Visit". Whitley Academy. March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ian Taylor: Electoral history and profile". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chief Constable Knighted". Police Oracle. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Richard Keys resigns from Sky Sports after Sian Massey sexism row". Coventry Telegraph. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bugger Coventry: Pete Waterman's amazing high speed rail line outburst". Coventry Telegraph. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2012.