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. Ofsted visited the academy in October 2016 and judged leadership, quality of teaching, personal development, behaviour and welfare of our students as good..  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

Principal Letters
Video Diary
Principal Letter & Latest Ofsted report

Our Prospectus

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Action Plan

Monitoring Inspection

News
Events
Event
Parent Task Force Meeting

On 25/05/2017 at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

The Discovery Academy has a parent forum who are an active part of the Academies self review process. It is designed to ensure that parents and carers have an effective parental voice in identifying improvement priorities to help to move the Academy forward.

The forum meets on a half termly basis and the meeting dates are below:

Thursday 2nd March
Thursday 27thApril
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 6th July

All meetings start at 5.30pm.

If you have not attended before please feel free to come along as we would welcome your feedback and ideas for the future.

Publish date:01/11/2016

Event
Emma Bridgewater Literacy Festival

On 08/06/2017

We are delighted that the Academy has been offered tickets to attend the annual Emma Bridgewater Literacy Festival. Following our writing competition some of our students have been offered a place at the opening event and we are excited to be participating in this high profile occasion. Letters have been sent home to students that are invited.

Publish date:11/05/2017

Download on Apple App StoreAndroid App on Google Play