The Oxford Academy is a co-educational state secondary school in Littlemore, Oxford, England.
Formerly Peers School, it was re-opened as an Academy in September 2008. It has specialist status in mathematics, computing, and sport.
Its sponsors are Beecroft Trust (a charitable initiative of venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft), the Diocese of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University.
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