Whether you are choosing your child's secondary school, looking for a great place to work, or just want to find out more about us, I am proud to tell you all about our academy.

Leading the way

Every day I see Excellence in Everything – across our facilities and curriculum, in our pastoral care and in the amazing extra-curricular opportunities offered to our students.

Leadership and Management at the academy are judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

I am proud to lead our academy, guided by our values and by the Ways of Being Co-op, shared across our Trust. Our Trust provides a network of excellence; together we can provide the very best opportunities for the children in our care.

Chris Beard


Our academy values:

and seen to be fair to everyone

to raise aspirations and inspire all of us to achieve

shown to ourselves, each other and our community

Our Ways of Being Co-op

Learning the lessons

We see academic achievement every day – and each summer our final exam results soar higher and higher.

Our broad and balanced curriculum supports students to succeed in their school subjects.

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and we tailor our teaching to meet our students’ needs, whether that involves stretching our able and talented students, or making adjustments that allow students with SEND to fully access the curriculum.

We have a strong focus of excellence in our teaching; our lessons showcase the creativity and innovation of our staff to deliver engaging lessons.

Living the dream

Our students enjoy – and contribute to – a vibrant academy life.

Our student leaders set the example for our high standards of uniform, behaviour and conduct.

The quality of pastoral care is high. As well as their teachers and tutors, our students are supported by a welfare team including their year group’s Learning & Pastoral Support Officers, academy counsellors and more.

Lighting the spark

Aspirations are high at our academy.

We support students to explore their talents and interests, and we have have a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and enrichment activities for students to enjoy.

Our students benefit from an award-winning careers programme, which not only gives them the advice they need to make decisions about their choices, but which also opens their eyes to the worlds of business and university.

Loving the experience

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