History of Mossbourne
Mossbourne Community Academy grew from the remains of the Worshipful Company of Grocers Hackney Downs Boys' School, the opening of which dates back to 1876.
Mossbourne Academy opened in 2004 under the leadership of Sir Michael Wilshaw. In 2009 the Academy received its first set of GCSE results.
These results were a suitable reward for the hard work that the first cohort of students had demonstrated over the Academy's first five years. The 86% A* to C grades, including Maths and English was a great achievement.
In 2009 the Academy welcomed its first 6th form cohort into the new 6th form building, which was opened in the 2009-10 academic year. In 2011 the new sixth formers celebrated some very good A level results with many students gaining places at top universities, including Cambridge. In 2012, Founding Principal, Sir Michael Wilshaw, left the school to take up the position of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector. Peter Hughes was subsequently appointed Principal of Mossbourne.
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