Category Archives: Principal’s blog


Anti Bullying Celebration Lunch

It was great to welcome the anti bullying ambassadors at lunch time today.  The students met in the King George Gallery where they were awarded badges and certificates over a pizza lunch.  It was really nice to meet these students... Read more +

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Japan exchange and great open evening

This week we welcomed exchange students from Toyota City in Japan. Sensei Natamura, the Principal of Takaoka Junior High School, toured the Academy on Tuesday morning and was welcomed by staff and students alike.  Luckily Mr Buckley spoke fluent Japanese to make up for Mr Natamura having to... Read more +

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Building work starts

Building work is underway and maths, art, humanities and English are playing musical classrooms this week. These departments are moving to new locations to empty the ‘Pyramid’ block ready for asbestos surveys and demolition to begin. Technology is also moving to teach resistant... Read more +

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We’ve hit gold with the Artsmark

We are delighted to have been awarded with Artsmark Gold. The Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Assessors said: “the academy comfortably exceeds all of the... Read more +

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