George Dixon Academy

Birmingham, United Kingdom


Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About George Dixon Academy

Named for a 19th century Liberal MP, George Dixon Academy is a secondary school located in Birmingham, West Midlands. Founded in 1906, the school provides places to around 900 pupils aged 11-18 in a co-educational setting, with around 100 of these on roll in the school sixth form, making it average-sized for a secondary school of its type. George Dixon has achieved Academy status due to the exceptional rise in academic performance as recognised by the Department of Education; and was given the judgement of Good in all categories by Ofsted in March 2017.

Headteacher

Mr Anthony Hamilton

Values and Vision

George Dixon Academy works hard to foster a sense of tolerance and respect for other cultures and belief systems, owing to its extremely diverse student body. The school’s curriculum offers a broad range of subjects both academic and vocational at Key Stage 4. The school sixth form is based in a modern purpose-built block, and equipped with its own common room and study areas, and offers a similarly broad number of subjects. Outside of the classroom, George Dixon Academy offers a number of extra-curricular activities such as after-school clubs and the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme.

Ofsted

"Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, in Years 7 to 11 make good progress from their starting points across most subjects. Progress towards good results at GCSE has been strong in every year since the last inspection."

The full report into George Dixon Academy can be found here.

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Location


Address: Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9GD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 566 6565