Welcome to The Discovery Academy

Welcome to The Discovery Academy where our aim is to ‘Discover Tomorrow Together’.  As we begin our second year in our fantastic state-of-the-art building, we are looking forward to another successful year.  For the first time, demand for places in Year 7 exceeded the number available and the 240 students who joined us in September have settled in really well.

Everyone who visits the Academy comments not only on the amazing facilities, but also on the high standards of behaviour shown by our students.  With a focus on ‘Pride and Respect’, and a strong pastoral structure in place, our students tell us that they feel safe and well cared for and are well supported in every area of their learning.

John Patino - Executive Head

Attendance at our recent Open Evening indicated that Year 7 is likely to be over-subscribed again next September and The Discovery Academy will remain the biggest and best in the city.

If you are considering sending your son or daughter to The Discovery Academy or wish to view our facilities please contact us on 01782 882100.


Dear Parent/Carer
Academy Uniform Update

As you are aware the Academy uniform will change from September 2015. 

Each student will have the opportunity to be measured at the Academy from week commencing 22nd June.  Each student will have their measurements taken and the list will be given to the uniform supplier.  You will be able to collect the new uniform from week commencing 6th July directly from Longton Protective Clothing or Motif Marketing (see attached).  When you collect please give the name of the student, year group and current form group.  Every student will be issued with one of each of the following items free of charge:

  • Navy blue Academy Logo blazer

  • Navy blue Academy jumper

  • Navy blue cultural dress (2 piece headdress/scarf and tunic) as an alternative option for girls

  • Mid-grey trousers (Boys or Girls) or specific mid-grey pleated skirt (as an alternative option for girls).  Please note that any trousers and skirts must be brought from the uniform supplier.  They need to be the specific mid-grey and the correct style as attached information.  No other styles, colours or skinny trousers will be acceptable.

  • Academy Year tie (Boys and Girls)

Additionally you will need to buy:

  • Grey tights (compulsory for girls)

  • Grey socks (compulsory with trousers)

Students will be able to continue to wear their current white shirt/blouse and appropriate black shoes (must not have any logos or be trainers).  There will be no changes to the existing Discovery Academy PE kit, which comprises (1 outdoor top, 1 indoor top and black shorts).  Optional PE items are also available to purchase.

Please click here to download a leaflet detailing prices of additional items, uniform supplier’s details and opening times.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully

Mr J Patino
Executive Principal


Publish date:22/06/2015

Gardening Club – Every Tuesday & Thursday 3.00pm till 4.00pm

There will be a Gardening Club starting for students, after the May half term, in the newly created ‘Discovery Garden’. It will be open to all students on a first come first served basis. Sessions are focused on general horticultural tasks; growing and looking after the plants. Sessions also include some team and communication games. If you have any queries regarding this club please contact Mr Goodwin at the Academy on 01782 882100.


Publish date:18/05/2015


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On 03/07/2015 at 9:15 am until 3:00 pm

Students studying Business Studies have been working alongside Stoke City FC over the last few months, where they have looked at Stoke City FC as a business and how it runs. The final part of this course will be hosted by Stoke City FC at The Britannia Stadium, where the students will undertake a full day of fun activities to complete the course.

The event will take place on Friday 3rd July 2015. Students will leave the Academy at 9.15am, travelling to the venue by either Academy mini-bus or coach supervised by Academy staff, and return at approximately 3.00pm.

If you have any queries regarding this visit please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ledingham at the Academy on 01782 882100.


Publish date:30/06/2015


On 03/07/2015 at 12:30 pm until 4:00 pm

The Stoke Schools Tennis Competition takes place at Florence Tennis Club.

Students will leave the Academy at 12.30pm and return at approximately 4.00pm, travelling by Academy minibus under the supervision of a member of Academy staff. Students will need suitable clothing for the afternoon and will need to provide themselves with refreshments. If you have any queries regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Baggaley at the Academy on 01782 882100.


Publish date:19/06/2015