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Official Opening of All Saints Academy Plymouth
People who let the light shine through
All Saints Academy, Plymouth was officially opened by The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, the Bishop of Exeter, on Monday 26 September 2010.
On a beautiful sunlit morning he encouraged the students and staff of All Saints Academy to embody a small girl's explanation of saints, which she based on seeing stained glass windows on a sunny day: "people who let the light shine through".
The academy students have chosen "beacon" to represent their hopes and aspirations; the academy's logo is a lighthouse. The logo is partly based on Smeaton's Tower, a local landmark on Plymouth Hoe.
Smeaton's Tower was the third and most successful Eddystone lighthouse; its foundations were so substantial that they could not be dismantled and only the upper part of the lighthouse was moved when it was found that, although the lighthouse was still sound, the rocks beneath it had eroded.
All Saints Academy aims to be another well-built and lasting Plymouth landmark making a clear contribution to its community and enabling its students to achieve their full potential.
The academy is sponsored by the Diocese of Exeter, University College Plymouth Saint Mark and Saint John, and Plymouth City Council. Its specialisms are Business & Enterprise and Maths & Computing.
All Saints Academy serves its local area and is for students of all faiths and those of none. Its ethos and values are rooted in the Christian faith and include respect, humility, honesty, hard work, integrity, responsibility and forgiveness.
To learn more about the academy and to read its prospectus, visit its website: