I am extremely proud to be the Principal of the Academy and I will work alongside the students to create an environment that encourages every member of our community to live well together.

    It is important to us that students and staff fulfil their potential and have the highest hopes for themselves and their futures.  We understand that the best progress is only achieved when teachers know their students well and plan lessons with expertise, ensuring that all become the best they can be.  We are highly ambitious for everyone and fundamentally believe that no ceiling should be placed on ability.

    Our students will be happy, confident and secure so that they can make the most of all the opportunities they are given.  We will work to form strong relationships between staff, students and the local community in the hope that this will produce dignified and accomplished young people who are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.  We also want our parents to value the work that the Academy staff undertake and trust that their children will be placed at the centre of everything we do.

    Liz Furber
    (BSc. Hons., PGCE, MA (Ed.) NPQH, NPQEL)