Thornaby Academy

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Thornaby Academy
Baysdale Road

TS17 9DB

Type Academy
Local authority Stockton-on-Tees
Department for Education URN 136121 Tables
Ofsted Reports
PrincipalMrs D Butcher
Gender Coeducational
Age11to 16

Thornaby Academy (formerly Thornaby Community School) is a coeducational secondary school located in Thornaby-on-Tees in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England. [1]

Mixed-sex education Mixed-sex education

Mixed-sex education, also known as mixed-gender education, co-education or coeducation, is a system of education where males and females are educated together. Whereas single-sex education was more common up to the 19th century, mixed-sex education has since become standard in many cultures, particularly in Western countries. Single-sex education, however, remains prevalent in many Muslim countries. The relative merits of both systems have been the subject of debate.

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Thornaby-on-Tees town in North Yorkshire. England

Thornaby-on-Tees is a royal charter town, civil parish and former borough within the unitary authority of Stockton-on-Tees in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Thornaby is situated on the south bank of the River Tees, directly south-east of Stockton-on-Tees and 4 mi (6 km) southwest of Middlesbrough. It has a population of 24,741 according to the 2011 census.



The school was previously known as Bassleton School before being renamed Thornaby Community School in September 1999. Thornaby Community School converted to academy status in September 2010 and was renamed Thornaby Academy. The school is sponsored by Teesside University, Stockton Sixth Form College, Stockton Riverside College and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. [2]

Academy (English school) English school directly funded by central government

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Teesside University public university in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough, Teesside in North East England. It has 18,576 students, according to the 2015/16 HESA student record.

Stockton Riverside College is a further education college located in Thornaby-on-Tees in North East England.

Thornaby Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils. The school also has a specialism in business and enterprise with a particular focus on digital media. [3]

In the United Kingdom, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification, generally taken in a number of subjects by pupils in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. State education in Scotland does not use GCSEs, instead its Scottish Qualifications Certificate operates National / Intermediate exams at the equivalent level, however, certain private schools in Scotland offer GCSEs, and the proportion of Scottish pupils taking GCSEs to facilitate admission to English universities is increasing.

The Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) is a provider of secondary school leaving qualifications and further education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Whilst the T in BTEC previously stood for Technical, according to the DFE (2016) it now stands for Technology. BTECs originated in 1984 and were awarded by Edexcel from 1996. Their origins lie in the Business Education Council, formed in 1974 to "rationalise and improve the relevance of sub-degree vocational education".

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  1. "Thornaby Academy - Inspiring Success and Enterprise". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. "Principal's Welcome - Thornaby Academy". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. "Specialisms". Archived from the original on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.

Coordinates: 54°32′33″N1°17′23″W / 54.5424°N 1.2898°W / 54.5424; -1.2898

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