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About Us

Bobby Moore Academy is an all-through Free School that will raise aspirations and offer an outstanding education for the students of Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Welcome from the Principal


I am the proud Principal of the brand new Bobby Moore Academy, offering an outstanding education for the students of Newham and Tower Hamlets.


This is a brand new school, that will be housed in two multi-million pound state-of-the-art buildings in the shadow of the former Olympic Stadium.


In September 2017, we welcomed 120 Year 7 students to the academy, which will eventually become a through school for young people aged 4 – 18 over two sites that will be just a short walk from each other.


In September 2018, a further 180 Y7s joined the new secondary site, as well as Reception classes in the Primary building.


In a period when we celebrate and recognise the achievements of our 1966 World Cup winners, it is with great pride, and of great significance, that we are honoured to be allowed to name the academy after one of the country’s sporting heroes, Bobby Moore.


He was from the area and achieved something that no other British person has done before or since. He believed in something, worked tirelessly to achieve it – and did so with dignity and humility.

This is the very ethos that we are looking to capture and embrace in this school.


We will build on the diverse background of every young person and member of the community by delivering academic excellence and enrichment opportunities that will be the envy of other schools and academies.


Through our sponsor, the David Ross Foundation, our students will be able to compete in front of Olympians, access outward bound opportunities in some of the most amazing environments, perform in professional operas and have masterclasses from leading artists and musicians.


Such opportunities, combined with our strong academic ethos, will enable every child to flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible.


This is an exciting time to be part of Bobby Moore Academy, and I very much hope that you and your family will become part of it too.


Lawrence Foley
Executive Principal


For further information about our academy, including our vision and ethos, please click here.