To be the best that we can be

Alcester Academy is a community school serving the needs of young people in the area. At Alcester Academy we live by our motto, ‘to be the best that we can be’. This is evident in the fact that for the past two years we have featured in the top 5% of schools nationally for the progress we achieve. Our headline maths and English figures continue to rise each year. Results like these cannot be achieved without taking all of our students with us; something we achieve through excellent teaching and personalised support for each individual student. Students enjoy learning with us and feel academically and emotionally supported in every aspect of their schooling. The school works hard to provide rich learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom in order to deliver a broad curriculum that prepares the children in our care for the wider world.

Alcester Academy Headteacher

During our last Ofsted in March 2019, Inspectors made the following comments:

The school has an inclusive culture where every child matters.

The school is extremely calm and orderly, with pupils exhibiting exemplary behaviour.

Pupils love their school. They are extremely proud of being part of the school community and feel valued and supported. They are genuinely appreciative of the excellent teaching and support and guidance they receive, and the opportunities they are afforded.

Students say that the school is the best it has ever been. Pupils attend well and want to be at school.

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning.

Outcomes for pupils have been consistently high over the last few years. The relentless focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment has meant that pupils make substantial and sustained progress.

Recognition

Teaching in the academy has been recognised through us winning the TES Maths Team of the Year in 2016. We were also shortlisted in the Art Teacher of the Year category. In addition, the DFE has recognised us as a National Teaching School, able to support other schools wishing to improve. In 2019 we were granted TEEP Ambassador School Status and we have enjoyed a positive working relationship with the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) over the last few years also receiving recent awards for progress and outcomes by them.

We place strong emphasis on delivering high quality pastoral care, leading students to develop a high sense of moral values. We believe that this is very important in developing the next generation of successful adults. There is little point in having examination results if the moral compass is not well aligned.

Parents and the local community

We are always keen to foster positive relationships with parents and the local community and open our academy each Wednesday from 3.30pm until 4.30pm for drop in sessions. At these sessions you can meet members of the leadership team and discuss concerns you may have or just enjoy a coffee and a chat.

We consider the school to be a very special place and this is down to our amazing students, supportive parents and committed staff and Governors.

Mrs Sarah Mellors | Headteacher