The governors act as the trustees for the charitable activities of The Petchey Academy and are also the directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law.

Governors are appointed in accordance with the Articles of Association. Sponsor governors are appointed by the Jack Petchey Foundation. Governors positions are filled by an open recruitment process. 

Dorothy Dalton Chair of Governors
Dorothy Dalton Chair of Governors

Chair's Welcome

I am delighted that you are visiting The Petchey Academy website today. Whether you are a student considering the academy, a parent researching potential schools or a prospective member of staff or a member of the community, we are delighted you have visited our website and hope that it gives you a full picture of life at The Petchey Academy and how special the academy is to us.

The Petchey Academy is all about inspiring and supporting every child. To do this we have high expectations of every student, every teacher, every member of staff, our Leadership Group, our Principal, every governor and the governing board itself. We are constantly striving to improve and to learn from our successes and from our mistakes. 

Everything we do is driven by the ‘Petchey Way’ which places emphasis on discipline, respect for staff and other students and a ‘can-do’ approach to life and learning.

We are committed to developing young people to take their place competitively, in all walks of life, as rounded, mature and confident members of society. We place great emphasis on giving our students the ability to consider and make choices in life, rather than following the crowd. Each student is expected to strive for the highest level of individual success in their chosen career path.

We instil ambition not only for academic achievement but for success within all areas. We firmly believe in inspiring and supporting the individual to reach his/ her own potential, at whatever level that may be. We create a positive learning environment, following Sir Jack Petchey’s motto “If I think I can…I can”.

We want The Petchey Academy to provide the very best educational opportunities for our students.

Do pay us a visit and see for yourself!

Dorothy Dalton

Chair of Governors

Should you require any further information regarding The Petchey Academy Governance, please contact Lesley Samuel at the academy.