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Our Vision & Values

Our aim is for every student at The Petchey Academy to be inspired and supported to be the best that they can be. We achieve this through focussing on every child as an individual; through the offer of a broad, holistic curriculum; high quality teaching, and the provision of a wide range of activities and opportunities beyond the classroom.

Whether they are fascinated by higher maths, music or politics, we encourage and support them to pursue their ambitions. Particularly unique to Petchey is the provision of free extra-curricular clubs which are laid on by members of teaching staff to encourage students to participate and try new things. From Karate to bee-keeping, there is something to peak every students' interest.

Expectations of commitment to study, social responsibility and respect are summarised in our:

Four Petchey Ps:GCSE results 2019

  • Politeness
  • Positivity
  • Participation
  • Perseverance

The 4 Petchey Ps encapsulate the ethos on which the academy was built, and the mindset and behaviours we aim to install in our students.

We are a non-denominational school and students of all religious and cultural backgrounds are respected and welcomed. Knowledge and understanding of diversity is developed and celebrated through academy-wide events in a climate of respect and inclusion.

"Pupils are safe, feel safe and are taught how to keep themselves safe. Those in need of additional help and support are well catered for in the school’s ‘Renaissance Centre’." Ofsted 2018