Welcome to The Discovery Academy

Simon French - Principle

I am delighted to welcome you to The Discovery Academy website and hope the information provided here will give you a flavour of the exciting educational opportunities we provide for all our students. The £21 million building provides world class facilities and an environment which inspires students of all abilities and interests, to achieve and succeed. Our highly qualified and professional staff are committed to delivering the highest standards of expert teaching and learning and our pastoral support team ensure that the needs of every individual student are catered for.

Visitors to the Academy are always impressed by the pride students have in themselves and the professionalism of staff.  I firmly believe that we have laid the foundations to be judged as a good Academy during this year.  Our aim at the Academy is to encourage students to Expect Excellence’ in everything that they do and we foster a culture of growth mindset that gives students the confidence and ambition for the future. With dedicated staff who can provide the necessary support and care, I believe all students can develop the skills to become successful. 

The Academy engages with parents/carers and students to acquire views on what we need to do together, so the Academy can go from strength to strength.  We already have some notable success and below are the key improvements the Academy has made around achievement, teaching, behaviour and attendance.  Too often, young people and adults have a fixed mindset that talent is limited and only a few have the skills to succeed.  This is a myth we want to remove and it is our job together, to provide the confidence and belief that all students can overcome obstacles and succeed, however difficult it might be at times.

I am looking forward to working with parents/carers on the future journey of The Discovery Academy.  We have incredible students who deserve the very best.  Working together and with an uncompromising growth mindset, we will build an academy that the community is proud of.

Mr S French 


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To ensure the health, safety and safeguarding of students, vehicle access is restricted during the Academy day. Please arrange to meet your child outside the gates at the end of the day, as cars are not permitted on site during this time. It would be appreciated if you could be mindful of local residents and avoid blocking driveways.

The layby at the front of the Academy building is for drop off and emergency vehicles only and is not to be used for parking. Car parking spaces are available for visitors who are attending meetings.

Thank you for your continued support.

Publish date:05/05/2016

Following our letter dated 15th June 2015, we would like to remind you that the transport service will end this June, after the examination period has finished.  The transport service was provided to support those students from the predecessor schools who live a distance away from the new site. As the final students from the predecessor schools will have left the Academy by this date, the transport will no longer be available.

We can now confirm that the transport service will cease on Friday 24th June 2016.
There is a public bus stop on Beverley Drive close to the end of Discovery Drive which is serviced by the No. 2 bus.  Alternatively the No. 1 bus stops at the bottom of Beverley Drive close to the Waggon and Horses public house.

Thank you for your continued support.

Publish date:04/05/2016