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

We would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their attitude and behaviour during the Year 11 examinations.

Collection of results

On Thursday 20th August 2015 the Academy will be open for students to collect their examination results between 10.00am and 11.30am.  Students are to report to the Main Hall.  If a student is unable to collect their results they can be posted to them by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope into the Academy.  If a student would like someone else to collect their results on the day, they will need to send in a letter stating who will be collecting the results and the person will need to have proof of identity.

Wishing all Year 11 students the very best with their future education.

Yours faithfully

Mr J Patino
Executive Principal


Publish date:27/07/2015

Dear Parent/Carer

Changes to transport arrangements for Monday 7th September 2015, only

On the first day back after the summer break students in Years 8, 9, 10 & 11 have been asked to arrive at a slightly later time of 11.00am. This is to assist with the transition of the new Year 7 students into the Academy, therefore, a revised bus timetable will be in use on Monday 7th September 2015, only.

Pick Up

Normacot (Platts Garage)10.10amNormacot/Blurton (Drubbery Lane junction)10.15amBlurton (Longton Hall Road junction) 10.17amBlurton/Fenton (Red House Pub)10.20am Fenton (KFC Roundabout, Victoria Road)10.31amWerrington Road Co-op 10.37amThe Discovery Academy10.45am

On Tuesday 8th September 2015 the bus timetable will revert back to the normal times. As a reminder, bus charges will be £3.00 per day from Monday 7th September 2015 and the service will cease at the end of June 2016. If you have any queries regarding this letter please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Jones at the Academy on 882100.

Yours faithfully
Mr J Patino
Executive Principal


Publish date:13/07/2015


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Term Date

Starts 20/07/2015 until 04/09/2015

The Discovery Academy will be closed for summer break.

Please Note: The Discovery Academy is open for staff training on Thursday 3rd Sept and Friday 4th Sept 2015 and closed for students


Publish date:22/04/2015


On 03/09/2015 until 04/09/2015

The Discovery Academy is open for staff training & closed for students.


Publish date:08/05/2015