Eastbourne Church of England Academy


Eastbourne Church of England Academy

Infobox UK school
name = Eastbourne Church Of England Academy


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street = The Fairway
city = Darlington
county = County Durham
country = United Kingdom
postcode = DL1 1ET
LEA = Darlington
ofsted = 135314
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enrollment = 700
gender = Coeducational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 16
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Eastbourne Church of England (CofE) Academy is an academy school in Darlington, United Kingdom.

Admissions

The school has a capacity for 700 post-primary students, aged between 11 and 16.

History

Formerly known as Eastbourne Comprehensive School, it underwent major changes during the summer of 2007 and reopened as a Church of England academy, supported by the sponsorship of Airtours founders David and Anne Crossland and the Diocese of Durham.

In 2009 the school is slated to move into a new building, built on an 19-acre field behind the existing school. [cite web
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title = Consultation over planned academy
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publisher = BBC News
date = 2008-01-06
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] the new design for the school is currently under constuction. It will be built by Balfour Beatty.

The former Eastbourne School did not get high results at GCSE, being an underperforming school. It was [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4014695.stm put] into special measures in 2002. It then entered into the first [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/3055303.stm federation] between schools in the UK, between itself and the Hurworth School in July 2003. It was planned to combine Eastbourne and Hurworth into one Academy.

Alumni

As Eastbourne Comprehensive

*Vic Reeves, comedian

References

External links

* [http://www.eastbourne-ce-academy.org.uk Eastbourne CofE Academy Website]
* [http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Living/Planning+and+Building+Control/Planning+Services/Projects+and+Schemes/Academy.htm Darlington council plans]


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