Accrington Academy

  (Redirected from Accrington Grammar School)

Accrington Academy is a mixed 11-18 Academy in Accrington, Lancashire. It has designated specialisms in Sports and Mathematics. It is situated in the centre of Accrington. Accrington St Christopher's C of E High is nearby to the west.

Accrington Academy
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Queens Road West

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Coordinates53°45′41″N 2°22′21″W / 53.761419°N 2.372472°W / 53.761419; -2.372472Coordinates: 53°45′41″N 2°22′21″W / 53.761419°N 2.372472°W / 53.761419; -2.372472
MottoThe Best in Everyone
FounderUnited Learning
Local authorityn/a
SpecialistSports and Mathematics
Department for Education URN135649 Tables
HeadteacherJames Kerfoot
Age11 to 18
HousesAthena, Caerus, Zeus and Metis
Colour(s)blue   white   black  
Former nameMoorhead High School


The school, run by United Learning, opened on 1 September 2008 on the site of the former Accrington Moorhead Sports College, itself the successor Moorhead High School which was the successor of the one-time Accrington High School for Girls. All pupils previously at Moorhead automatically transferred to the new school, which has had a sixth form provision from September 2009.[1]

Former schoolsEdit

Accrington Grammar School had around 500 boys and 100 in the sixth form in the 1970s. Accrington High School for Girls had around 600 girls. Accrington Moorhead High School was on Cromwell Avenue off Queen's Road West.The school was founded in 1895 on Blackburn Rd, Accrington as a 'Technical School' In 1968, it moved to the Moorhead site. In 1975, following the Labour government's educational reforms, it ceased to exist.

Notable former pupilsEdit

Accrington Moorhead Sports CollegeEdit

Dominic Brunt, actor, known for his part in Emmerdale as Paddy Kirk.

Accrington Grammar SchoolEdit

Marathon runner Ron Hill in 1975
John Wallwork (left), heart surgeon, in June 1997

Accrington High School for GirlsEdit


  1. ^ Accrington Academy Update vol.1 (Spring 2008)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "'First of a new breed of science professors' and radical". Irish Times. Retrieved 7 December 2020.

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