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.

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Bake Off

The Discovery Academy staged a bake off to raise money for Children in Need. They also held a cupcake sale at break time in the main atrium of the Academy.

Head Girl Courtney, 15, said: “We wanted to pick a charity that captures the students’ imagination as the Academy is new and has not done much charity work yet.” Courtney and Head Boy Joe, aged 15, show off some of the creations.

Publish date:19/11/2015

Sainsbury’s School Games award

The Discovery Academy has achieved the Bronze Sainsbury’s School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2014/15. Well done to everyone!

Publish date:18/11/2015