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  • The Fallibroome Academy
    Priory Lane
    Upton
    Macclesfield
    Cheshire
    SK10 4AF
  • Head: Mr P W Rubery
  • T 01625 827898
  • F 01625 820051
  • E info@fallibroome.org.uk
  • W fallibroome.academy/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cheshire East
  • Pupils: 1,499; sixth formers: 320
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 1st March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 30th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This large, wonderful school offers an educational smorgasbord which is as rich and as plentiful as you will find anywhere. The school facilities certainly help back up the teaching - there are nine science labs and every teaching room has e-learning facilities so the use of new technologies is embedded. One parent commented on her child’s ‘fantastic’ IT knowledge, saying the school was ‘always one step ahead’. The glossy What’s On programme for 2016-17 is worthy of a West End theatre: spanning all types of concerts, theatrical offerings from Shakespeare to new writing, it even includes…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2010.

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  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Psychology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive principal and CEO

Since 2002, Peter Rubery BEd (MMU) MEd (Liverpool) MBA (LINCOLN) FRSA, previously headmaster of Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington; joined as headmaster, a role which evolved into principal and finally into the grandly titled executive principal and CEO of the multi-academy trust of which Fallibroome is part.

Although understated in his chat, it is clear Peter Rubery is one of life’s quiet innovators. Pseudo-corporate lingo about ‘continuous improvement’ might roll off his tongue (he did an MBA in international educational leadership), but there is nothing empty about his rhetoric; under his visionary leadership, the school has clocked up a number of trailblazing firsts. It was one of the first schools to convert to an academy; one of the first to become a college of performing arts, one...

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