When the Academy opened in 2009 we wanted to ensure that students had access to the best teaching, achieved academic success and were given the tools and opportunities to become outstanding members of society. We are still committed to this vision and want to ensure that all of our students not only go onto to the best universities in the country but are also strong, moral and fair citizens. We ensure that our students complete voluntary work, have the opportunity to travel the world and know the difference between right and wrong. All of this is taught under a clear moral framework guided by Christian values of forgiveness, joy, perseverance, charity and servant leadership. This is important to us as school is a place to learn about all aspects of the world as well as about oneself.
To ensure that students achieve academic excellence we have a longer school day than most other local schools. Each day (apart from Wednesday) is made up of six, 55 minute lessons. Our curriculum is broad in year 7 and year 8, allowing students to discover subjects such as dance and languages before they choose GCSE options at the end of year 8. We ensure that all students study English, Maths and Science in depth and offer early GCSE entry for those with talents in these areas. All students get to choose an enrichment elective on a Friday afternoon, which enables them to take part in diverse activities such as horse riding, canoeing, voluntary work or improve their skills in a variety of sports and musical activities