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 

Principal

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Principal Letters

Safeguarding Notice

Do you know where your child is, with whom and what they are doing?

As we approach the holiday period especially please can I remind parents to reinforce to all their children the importance of being vigilant over personal safety both in terms of their physical security as well as their virtual safety when accessing the internet/social media sites? There are some very unpleasant characters in the world and as many parents already do, we need to ensure that the safety of our children remains a priority both when in sight as well as out of sight. Useful links for further information on helping to sustain safety in the virtual world and more generally include:

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent/information/digital_parenting

http://www.knowandsee.co.uk/#team

http://www.paceuk.info/support-for-parents/advice-centre/

Our Prospectus

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Action Plan

Monitoring Inspection

News
Events
Event
Year 6 Open Morning

On 03/10/2016 at 9:15 am until 10:15 am

We would like to invite parents/carers who are unable to attend the Open Evening to have the opportunity to look around the Academy and ask any questions.

Please call the Academy to make an appointment or alternatively email academy@thediscoveryacademy.co.uk

Publish date:15/09/2016

Event
Year 6 Open Morning

On 10/10/2016 at 9:15 am until 10:15 am

We would like to invite parents/carers who are unable to attend the Open Evening to have the opportunity to look around the Academy and ask any questions.

Please call the Academy to make an appointment or alternatively email academy@thediscoveryacademy.co.uk

Publish date:15/09/2016