The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Academy (formerly Willingsworth High School) is one of the new academies opened in the UK in 2008. The Academy is sponsored by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce and is located in Tipton, West Midlands, England. The Academy is the first in the UK to follow the Opening Minds curriculum throughout all year groups.
The school's history dates back to September 1958, when Willingsworth Secondary Modern School to serve the Ocker Hill and Princes End areas of Tipton, replacing a smaller secondary modern at Ocker Hill and gaining comprehensive status in September 1969, when it became Willingsworth High.
It became the RSA Academy in September 2008 and moved into its current buildings in September 2010, with the old buildings being demolished the following spring.
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