Bobby Moore Academy to welcome students from across Olympic boroughs

The Bobby Moore Academy is set to open next year

The Bobby Moore Academy is set to open next year - Credit: Bobby Moore Academy

Named after the man who is arguably east London’s most famous sporting son, the Bobby Moore Academy will welcome its first students next year – and headteacher Stuart Burns is already excited.

“We want this to be somewhere where children have a good education, but can also thrive in areas such as music and sport,” he said.

“We wanted to call the school after someone our children can aspire to, and who fits the bill better than the last Englishman to lift the World Cup?”

Stuart revealed that the school is in negotiation to use some of the facilities that already exist in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

He said: “We’ve got so much on our doorstep, we could take the children somewhere every week.”

The school is part of the David Ross Education Trust, and Stuart has been involved in the school’s development since joining up.

“They wanted to get a headteacher in place and I joined about two years ago,” he said. “We’ve been involved in the design of the whole school – even where the light switches go.”

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The all-through school will initially welcome 120 Year 7 students, with 60 Reception pupils joining a year later.

Stuart is keen to welcome students from across all the Olympic boroughs.

He said: “The Department for Education have given us a Newham school code, as our biggest site is in the E20 postcode, but we’re welcoming children from Hackney and Tower Hamlets as well.

“In fact, we hope parents will want to travel a little bit further to attend the school.”

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