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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 trampolining to chess, and even bee-keeping, there is something to peak every students' interest.

Our ethos, known as "The Petchey Way" is the bedrock of our academy, revolving around the basic concepts upon which it was built.

Expectations of commitment to study, social responsibility and respect are encapsulated in our “Petchey Way”, which is consolidated in to the:

Four Petchey Ps:GCSE results 2019

  • Politeness
  • Positivity
  • Participation
  • Perseverance

The Petchey Way give students a clear set of moral values and a sense of responsibility towards the academy, from wearing smart uniform and holding doors open for people, to working hard and believing in their own ability to achieve success both in their studies and outside of the classroom. We place great emphasis on giving our students the ability to consider and make choices in life, rather than following the crowd.

These Petchey Way is reinforced throughout the academy day in our daily routines, classroom expectations, a shared meal at lunch time and extra-curricular clubs.

The Petchey Way also applies to staff, we are proud to have created a safe and engaging learning environment that promotes the values of tolerance, respect, equality and safety, where wellbeing and happiness is paramount.

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