Welcome to Sidney Stringer Academy


Sidney Stringer Academy caters for 1300 students aged 11-19 including a large sixth form. The Academy opened in September 2010 and moved into our new building in 2011.

The school was originally a sponsored academy but in 2014 following an Ofsted inspection which judged the academy to be outstanding we became a sponsor in our own right. Sidney Stringer is now the lead school in the Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust and there are currently 5 schools in the trust.:  Ernesford Grange Community Academy, Radford Primary Academy, Riverbank Academy (Special school) and Sidney Stringer Primary.  All of the schools are working together with the aim of providing an outstanding education for all of our pupils.

 Our ambition at Sidney Stringer Academy is to create a vibrant, happy and successful academy which delivers the very highest standards of education and nurtures each student’s talents and skills and plays a central role in meeting the needs of our local community.

Sidney Stringer Academy is a very successful school.  We have recently been judged as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in all categories.  The school is in the top 8% of schools in the country for student progress and the Maths department in the top 5%.  We are currently very oversubscribed and an extremely popular local school.

The curriculum we offer both stretches the gifted and talented and supports those with special needs. Ofsted commented that “The Academy supports students exceptionally well”.  We set high standards and have high expectations of all. We all look forward to working in partnership with parents and appreciate your support in achieving the status as an outstanding Academy.

Sidney Stringer is also the lead school for the Swan Teaching School Alliance which is providing professional development opportunities for schools and teachers across the city. http://www.swanalliance.org.uk/

We also lead the Coventry SCITT which involves us training our own teachers.  See http://www.coventryscitt.org.uk/train-to-teach/ for further details.

This is an exciting time to be a student or member of staff at Sidney Stringer. If you want to find out more please come and visit us and see for yourself, you are most welcome.

The Academy is an all-inclusive school, welcoming students from all backgrounds, of all faiths or none, and of all abilities, operating under Coventry City Council's Admissions policy.

We hope that you will find this website useful and you are most welcome to come and visit us

Wendy Tomes















Wendy Tomes

CEO of Multi Academy Trust


what we stand for

Claire Turpin