Giles Academy

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Giles Academy
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Ian Widdows
Location Church Lane
Old Leake
PE22 9LD
53°01′46″N 0°05′54″E / 53.02954°N 0.09832°E / 53.02954; 0.09832Coordinates: 53°01′46″N 0°05′54″E / 53.02954°N 0.09832°E / 53.02954; 0.09832
DfE URN 136282 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 987 as of January 2015
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18

Giles Academy (formerly The Giles School) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Old Leake, off the A52, in the English county of Lincolnshire.[1]


Giles Secondary Modern School opened for business on 10 January 1962 in the Parts of Holland, now in the Borough of Boston, with 315 attending and 18 teachers. It was officially opened on 16 July 1952 by James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.[2] It cost £125,000. From 1962 to 2012, the school had only three headteachers.

It became a Specialist Arts School in 2005.


Previously a foundation school administered by Lincolnshire County Council, The Giles School converted to academy status on 1 September 2010 and was renamed Giles Academy. However the school continues to coordinate with Lincolnshire County Council for admissions.

Giles Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and further BTECs. Since 2005 the school also has a specialism in visual arts.

Academic performance

Although a secondary modern school, it has an admirable academic record, and is consistently one of the best secondary modern schools in Lincolnshire; another similar type of high-achieving secondary modern school is Bourne Academy. Not many secondary modern schools in Lincolnshire have a sixth form.


See also

  • St Giles Secondary Modern School in Lincoln, existed from 1950-64, later the St Giles Secondary Modern Boys' School


  1. ^ "Homepage". Giles Academy. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ Lincolnshire Life May 2012

External links

  • Giles Academy official website
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