Spalding Academy, Lincolnshire

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Sir John Gleed School
Motto In unity we learn
Established 1941 (Gleed Boys' School and Gleed Girls' Technology College 2011 (as Sir John Gleed School) 2016
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Reilly
Location Neville Avenue
PE11 2EJ
52°47′10″N 0°08′21″W / 52.7862°N 0.1391°W / 52.7862; -0.1391Coordinates: 52°47′10″N 0°08′21″W / 52.7862°N 0.1391°W / 52.7862; -0.1391
DfE URN 139168 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,332 as of January 2016
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–19
Website Spalding Academy

Spalding Academy, formerly Sir John Gleed School, is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

The Sir John Gleed School was formed in November 2011 as a result of a merger of Gleed Boys' School and Gleed Girls' Technology College.[1] The two schools were merged because falling rolls were forecast in this part of Lincolnshire.[2] It was named after Sir John Wilson Gleed, M.A., J.P. (1865–1946) who was chairman of the Holland Education Committee and of Holland County Council. He was knighted for political and public service by King George VI on 13 June 1939.[3] The school has now been re-named to Spalding Academy as at the beginning of September 2016 its sponsorship changed to SLAT.

The school was converted to academy status in January 2013 and it is now part of the CfBT Schools Trust.[1] The school operates a vocational sixth form. It was placed in "special measures" by Ofsted on 10 June 2013, having been judged as being "inadequate" for achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, leadership and management.[4][5]

Its sister school in the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust (SLAT) is Bourne Academy the lead school in the Trust.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Sir John Gleed School". CfBT's free schools and academies. CfBt education trust. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Decision due today on town schools' merger". Lincolnshire free press. 1 Nov 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2013. It is hoped that by joining forces educational standards could be improved, a wider curriculum offered and the school’s future secured at a time when pupil numbers are expected to fall.
  3. ^ London Gazette 18 July 1939
  4. ^ Ofsted Report, 10 June 2013
  5. ^ "Spalding's Sir John Gleed school in special measures". Spalding Guardian. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  6. ^ June 2016

External links

  • Spalding Academy
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