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Rockwood Academy, Birmingham

 

Rockwood Academy, Birmingham

Rockwood Academy
Type Academy
Principal Mr Fuzel Choudhury
Location Naseby Road
Alum Rock

Birmingham
West Midlands
B8 3HG
England
DfE number 330/4323
DfE URN 138059 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website .uk.co.rockwood-academywww

Rockwood Academy (formerly Park View School) is a coeducational secondary school located in Alum Rock, Birmingham, England.

History

The school was built in the 1960s and refurbished in the early 2010s under the Building Schools for the Future programme.[1]

The school was previously a specialist Business and Enterprise College, however in 2013 it became an academy sponsored by Park View Educational Trust.

In 2014 the school was criticised for promoting extremist Islamic views to pupils: see Operation Trojan Horse.[2] The school is under investigation by Ofsted.

In 2015, it was announced that the Education Funding Agency had found financial irregularities to the tune of £70,000 including a payment of £27,000 to a public relations firm without authorisation from the EFA. The EFA report alleges that money which had been allocated to the school under the government's pupil premium scheme—which is intended to help the most disadvantaged of children—was misused on public relations.[3]

The school was renamed Rockwood Academy in September 2015,[4] and is now sponsored by The Core Educational Trust.

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External links

  • Official website
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