Cleethorpes Academy

Cleethorpes Academy is a secondary school with academy status, based in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. The school opened in September 2010, on the site previously occupied by the Lindsey School and Community Arts College.[1] Cleethorpes Academy is owned and operated by Tollbar MAT, an educational trust formed in May 2012 as a group of schools in the Lincolnshire LEA.[citation needed] The decision to close the Lindsey School and open Cleethorpes Academy, came after the former was placed in special measures by Ofsted, the Government appointed schools inspectorate.[2]

Cleethorpes Academy
Grainsby Avenue

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DN35 9NX

Coordinates53°32′53″N 0°2′19″W / 53.54806°N 0.03861°W / 53.54806; -0.03861Coordinates: 53°32′53″N 0°2′19″W / 53.54806°N 0.03861°W / 53.54806; -0.03861
Chief ExecutiveDavid Hampson
HeadteacherJanice Hornby
Age11 to 16
HousesCapella, Rigel, Sirius
Colour(s)Purple, Turquoise


Grammar schoolEdit

The school originated as an amalgamation of 'Cleethorpes Girls' Grammar School'[3] and North Cleethorpes Secondary Modern School, becoming a comprehensive co-educational school in 1973. The grammar school dated back to 1926.[4] Cleethorpes' corresponding former boys' grammar school became known as Matthew Humberstone School, which went comprehensive at the same time, but closed in 2010, and was replaced by St Andrew's College, Cleethorpes.


It became a comprehensive in 1973, and had a sixth form, when under the jurisdiction of the Lindsey Education Committee, based in Lincoln (from which it received its name). It merged with North Cleethorpes Secondary School, a secondary modern school, on Elliston Street. A year later it joined the LEA of Humberside County Council, based in Beverley. In the 1980s, when still in Humberside, the school was well-regarded, with a good academic reputation.[citation needed]

Closure of sixth formEdit

The sixth form was closed in July 2008 which it shared with the Matthew Humberstone C of E School, Cleethorpes' two former grammar schools. It was known as the Cleethorpes Sixth Form. By 2008 it was receiving low A level results.[citation needed]

Closure of the Lindsey SchoolEdit

In October 2009, headteacher Diane Johnson refused to return to the school, when it was reported unofficially that the school was to be placed in special measures following its Ofsted inspection. Johnson resigned officially a month later, after the OFSTED report was published, confirming the schools special measures status. She was replaced on an interim basis by Jim Cunningham who was drafted in as a result of his experience with other failing schools in the area. In March 2010 however, the schools minister accepted a proposal from Tollbar Edge to replace the Lindsey School with an academy, and it eventually closed at the end of the academic year in July 2010.[5][6]

Cleethorpes AcademyEdit

Cleethorpes Academy opened at the start of the new academic year in September 2010. Since it has turned into Cleethorpes Academy, it has continued to improve with exam results improving year on year, 2012 results saw Cleethorpes Academy moving above the national average for 5+ GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and Maths. Ofsted in 2012 have also reported that the Academy is making good progress to improve.


Lindsey SchoolEdit

Cleethorpes Girls' Grammar SchoolEdit


  1. ^ Tolerance, Zero (23 April 2010). "First principal of new Cleethorpes Academy named". This is Grimsby. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ "LINDSEY School And Community Arts College will go out on a high after Ofsted inspectors witnessed a dramatic turnaround at the troubled school". This is Grimsby. 21 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
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  5. ^ Student, Concerned (1 October 2009). "Jim Cunningham is the new head at The Lindsety School and Community Arts College in Cleethorpes which is awaiting an Ofsted report". This is Grimsby. Archived from the original on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Tollbar Edge proposal accepted". This is Grimsby. 30 March 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2012.

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