Christ Church Secondary Academy announces Headteacher
31 January 2020 by Ben Poffley

Christ Church Secondary Academy announces Headteacher

Christ Church, Church of England, Secondary Academy is excited to announce the appointment of its Headteacher.

Mark Dalton will be joining Christ Church Secondary Academy as Headteacher Designate in September 2020 to prepare the school for opening at its new purpose-built site in Yardley Wood in September 2021. He leaves the highly regarded Ark St Alban’s Academy having successfully led the school for three years as Principal.

“The establishment of Christ Church Secondary Academy is an opportunity to create a truly exceptional school where young people will fulfil their potential and live life in all its fullness.

“Our school will be a model of excellence: an inspiring, inclusive learning community that encourages students both to attain academic success and to achieve personal growth. Excellent teaching across a deep and broad curriculum will give our students new knowledge of our world and new power to shape our future.

“I consider it a great honour to have been selected as the headteacher of Christ Church Secondary Academy and I look forward to making sure that the impact of our work is outstanding from the outset.

“Every young person deserves a world-class education. Through working closely with parents, local primary schools, our church and the community in and around Yardley Wood, I am committed to ensuring that those in my care receive this gift every day.” (Mark Dalton)

Families with children due to start secondary school in September 2021 will have the opportunity to meet Mark at open events currently being organised to take place prior to the admissions deadline. Details of the open events will be widely publicised on the school’s website and through Facebook. Parents are also encouraged to sign up to the school’s newsletter at

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