Welcome to The Discovery Academy

John Patino - Executive HeadWelcome to The Discovery Academy, the largest secondary academy in Stoke-on-Trent and a member of the College Academies Trust.  As we begin our 3rd year in our fabulous state-of-the-art building, I am delighted to say that we are officially the second most improved school in the City with 44% of our students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE level.  This figure equals the best results achieved by the Academy and is even more satisfying as it comes at a time when the majority of secondary schools in the City (and many across the UK) are suffering from falling attainment.

We also achieved some remarkable individual successes in 2015, particularly in English where results rocketed from 46% A*-C in 2014 to over 64% this year.  Modern Foreign Languages continued to produce outstanding results, with over 80% of students achieving A*-C for the second year running.  Meanwhile subjects including Sport, IT, Business and Psychology achieved excellent results.

The task of maintaining and improving this year’s results has already started in earnest and our students look great in their new blue and grey uniform.  Our Open Evening, for parents of children in Year 5 and 6, is scheduled for Thursday 24th September at 5pm and if you are considering the Academy for your son/daughter’s secondary education I look forward to meeting you then.  Alternatively please call 01782 882100 to arrange an appointment to tour the Academy and speak to staff and students.

Oxford University Visit

The Discovery Academy were pleased to host an event for Oxford University on Thursday 1st October. Professor Roger Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine’s College Oxford and Emma Bridgewater spoke to a group of students who wish to aspire to the best universities.

Students were involved from The Discovery Academy, Excel Academy and The Studio College. They had the opportunity to speak to Professor Ainsworth and ask questions regarding life at Oxford University. Professor Ainsworth asked the students about their aspirations after they have left the Academy and what they planned to study. The students also learned about the interview process for a top University.

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Publish date:06/10/2015

Thank you to everyone that attended the open evening on Thursday 24th September. We had a fantastic turn out with over 800 people. All parents were able to look around the Academy at all the faculty areas and talk to staff as well as taking a tour around the building.


Publish date:29/09/2015


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On 13/10/2015

Selected students will attend the Kings Hall, Stoke, for Local Democracy Day on Tuesday, 13th October 2015.  Several schools from around the city have been invited to take part in what should be an exciting and interesting day.
They will have the opportunity to:

  • learn what the council does and how its working to make Stoke-on-Trent a great place to live
  • find out about how decisions are made
  • have your say in decisions that affect you
  • see the council chamber and other civic rooms
  • vote for what is important to you.

If you have any queries regarding this please contact Mr Brandrick at the Academy on 01782 882100.


Publish date:06/10/2015


On 14/10/2015 at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, 14th October Key Stage 4 students with the highest attendance and Behaviour for Learning scores will be invited to a Reward Movie Night. A choice of films will be available and students will be able to vote on which film will be shown. Entry is free to all the invited students, however, they may wish to bring a small amount of money to buy drinks and snacks throughout the evening.


Publish date:24/09/2015