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Great Wyrley High School

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Great Wyrley Academy
Hall Lane


Coordinates52°39′56″N 2°01′08″W / 52.6656°N 2.0188°W / 52.6656; -2.0188Coordinates: 52°39′56″N 2°01′08″W / 52.6656°N 2.0188°W / 52.6656; -2.0188
MottoRelentlessly Pursuing Excellence
Local authorityStaffordshire
TrustWindsor Academy Trust
Department for Education URN124402 Tables
Chair of GovernorsMr L Wiggin
HeadteacherMr Ian Moreton
Age11 to 18
Enrolment600 as of February 2019
Former NamesGreat Wyrley High School/ Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School

Great Wyrley Academy is an academy and a sixth form located in Great Wyrley in the English county of Staffordshire.[1]

Formerly a state ran community school under Staffordshire, Great Wyrley was converted to an Academy for the academic year 2018/19 following a period of Ofsted special measures, and joined the Windsor Academy Trust. Great Wyrley Academy is located at the extreme south of the Staffordshire border with the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall in the West Midlands, and therefore the school educates pupils from both areas. It has played a major role in the village for many years and are known for their music and performance events throughout the year.


Great Wyrley Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils. Students can also study vocational courses at South Staffordshire College as part of their GCSE timetable.

Sixth Form is run as a collegiate with Cheslyn Hay Academy. Students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and BTECs.


The school has facilities including 35+ classrooms, 8 science laboratories, 6 computer rooms, 2 design and technology workshops, creative art suites, a 300 seat theatre, a sports gym, a sixth form centre and a swimming pool.


  • Mr A Sweet (1967 - 1985)
  • Mr J Large (1985 - 2004)
  • Mr C Leach (2004 - 2015)
  • Mrs N Crookshank (Interim 2015 - 2017)
  • Mr L Taylor (2017 - 2018)
  • Mr I Moreton (2018 - Present)

Notable former pupils


  1. ^ "Great Wyrley Academy |". Retrieved 17 March 2017. External link in |website= (help)
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