Our Academy

Our 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.

As a member of the College Academies Trust, sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent College, we are able to offer our students a range of opportunities not available in other schools.  Our curriculum is designed around ‘pathways to success’, with students guaranteed a place on a post 16 course and at university, should they wish to pursue this route.  Strong links with our many business partners ensure that students have access to valuable work placements and mentoring programmes to help them develop the skills needed in the 21st century workplace.  Vocational pathways are available through our two Studio schools and students wishing to study ‘A’ Level programmes post 16 can do this at our Excel Academy or at one of the tertiary colleges based locally.

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.

J Patino
Executive Principal