Houghton Regis Academy
Central Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
About Houghton Regis Academy
Houghton Regis is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary academy in Bedfordshire. The school opened in September 2012 under the sponsorship of Greenwood Academies Trust as a middle school. It has since converted to become an 11 to 16 secondary school. As of the most recent inspection there were 304 students on the school roll, but this was prior to the opening of the sixth form in September 2017. The school is located close to University Technical College of Central Bedfordshire and The Chiltern School. The town of Houghton Regis has a population of 17,500, and is a fifteen minute drive from central Luton. The university motto is ‘be inspired’.
Values and vision
The Academy’s aims are simple: to offer a first class education to all of its students, allowing them to flourish both socially and academically, to grow into being the best they can be. The school seeks to develop young people into confident, articulate and well-rounded young adults. Through high quality teaching and exceptional pastoral care there is an aim to prepare young men and women to face the challenges of higher education, high quality employment and the future careers of their choice.
Houghton Regis Academy promotes a wide curriculum that encourages both academic excellence and vocational pursuits. Subjects available to students range from Hospitality and Catering, Creative iMedia, to Graphic Products.
“The principal’s vision and determination have enabled the transition from the school’s previous status as a middle school to an 11 to 16 secondary school to be achieved smoothly. This work has ensured that high expectations of behaviour and safeguarding are well established. An ethos of pride in being part of the school is evident among pupils.”