East London’s brand new Bobby Moore Academy welcomes its first students

The new school, situated within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, opened its doors to students for the very first time today.


The brand new Bobby Moore Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has welcomed its first cohort of Year 7 students as it opened its doors for the very first time today.


The state-of-the-art academy, set in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, currently caters for 125 Year 7 students. The school will eventually educate, engage and inspire 1,560 children across two sites that will sit alongside the former Olympic Stadium.


Students at Bobby Moore Academy will start their academic journey within the primary building, whilst the academy’s spectacular secondary building is due to open in September 2018.


The new purpose-built facilities cater for the broad and balanced curriculum with specialist facilities for science, sports and the arts. The academy’s incredible location means that students will also benefit from outstanding facilities within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the London Marathon Community Track and the London Aquatics Centre, as well as many opportunities to engage with local cultural venues and universities.


Stuart Burns, Principal at Bobby Moore Academy, said: “I am delighted to welcome our first set of students to their brand-new school. A new school year is always exciting, but to be the first students within this fantastic new building is even more special.


“As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are very privileged to be opening our new school within this incredible setting, and we look forward to seeing our students flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Bobby Moore Academy offers a rich and exciting learning environment that will inspire students to become their confident, academic best. The academy is committed to providing a world-class education for every child attending the school. An education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.


Students at Bobby Moore Academy can now look forward to many fantastic learning experiences as part of the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme. From competing in high-profile sporting events alongside Olympic royalty to meeting acclaimed musicians and conductors, students will benefits from a number of inspirational opportunities that will transform their education.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “It is fantastic to see Bobby Moore Academy open its doors to our new students and to celebrate our 34th academy joining the David Ross Education Trust.


“Our promise to our students attending Bobby Moore Academy is to help them become their confident, academic best. Whatever their talents, each of our students will receive the very best education available in the state and independent sectors.”


If you would like to find out more about enrolling your child in Reception or Year 7 at Bobby Moore Academy in September 2018, an Open Evening will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.


Visit www.bobbymooreacademy.co.uk to find out more and register your interest.