Washington School, Sunderland
Washington Academy (formerly Washington Grammar School) is a coeducational secondary school located in Washington in the City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.
|Local authority||Sunderland City Council|
|Department for Education URN||108865 Tables|
|Head Teacher||Dr Beverly|
|Age||11 to 16|
It is a community school administered by Sunderland City Council, and has a specialism in technology. The school relocated to new buildings in 2009.
Washington Academy offers GCSEs and vocational courses as programmes of study for pupils. Most graduating students go on to attend Sunderland College which acts as the school’s partner further education provider.
Notable former pupils
- Fraser Kemp, Labour MP from 1997 to 2010 for Houghton and Washington East
Washington Grammar Technical School
- Prof Laing Barden CBE, vice-chancellor from 1992 to 1996 of the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and director from 1978 to 1992 of Newcastle Polytechnic
- C. Thomas Elliott CBE FRS, invented the SPRITE infrared detector for, at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern, Worcestershire, allowing advances to be made in thermal-imaging cameras (night-vision), as found on many police helicopters
- Bryan Ferry, singer-songwriter
- Willie Hamilton, Labour MP from 1950 to 1974 for West Fife and from 1974 to 1987 for Central Fife
- Howard Kendall, managed Everton in the 1980s
- Prof Gavin Kitching, Professor of Social Sciences since 1991 at the University of New South Wales
- Dame Anne Owers (née Spark) CBE, former chief inspector of prisons
- "Washington Academy - Excellence at the heart of our community". Washington School.
- "Welcome to Washington Academy". Washington Academy.
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