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“I took on the leadership of Gloucester Academy from September 2015. I am really excited about the opportunity of working closely with our students, our team of staff and with parents to accelerate our journey of improvement. My school leadership is all about an unshakeable belief that, through commitment and effort and great teaching, all children can succeed” Ian Frost, Principal


Primary and secondary schools within The White Horse Federation work closely together as a family of schools and benefit from National Teaching School status. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training excellent new teachers. They identify and develop leadership potential; they provide support for other schools, and work with schools across their alliance to raise standards of teaching.

"Feeling proud to belong to our school is one of the hopes we have as parents for our children. There is a really strong culture of belonging at GA. One of our Yr11s wrote: “I’ve made new friends at GA from all around the world: Jamaica, Africa, Romania, Poland, Wales. They’re really interesting and thanks to them I’ve been able to improve as a person. Each of us are good in certain subjects and we work together too and that’s what GA is for: bringing people together to be successful.”


The current principal has brought strong leadership to the school and his high ambitions for pupils have been transmitted throughout the school. There has been a transformation of culture through high expectations of leaders and teachers. Pupils are now making more rapid progress than in recent years.


ian frost webGloucester Academy is changing. Since I took on the leadership in September 2015, we’ve made some rapid and exciting improvements. Visitors often remark on the real step-change they’ve seen in expectations and ethos at the school. As a result, the number of applications to join us, both in Year 7 and at Sixth Form level has increased significantly.

Our school is a now a dynamic community committed to excellence in teaching, learning and personalised support. We want to inspire students to thrive at school and in the world. I am really excited about the opportunity of working closely with our students, our team of staff and with parents to continue and accelerate our journey of improvement.

We hope to give you a feel for what life is like at our Academy through our website. However, it is no substitute for seeing the school for yourself. If you would like to find out more or arrange a tour, please get in touch with our school office.

“My school leadership is all about an unshakeable belief that, through commitment, effort & great teaching, all children can succeed.”

Ian Frost


  • Week One - Teaching Input January 16, 2017 - January 20, 2017
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“We are a dynamic school community, engaged with Gloucester, where a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and personalised support inspires students to thrive at school and in the world”

Learning At Gloucester Academy



“I have enjoyed the feeling of independence and maturity when you walk through the doors of GA. Every lesson is an adventure and every A4 page a blank canvas! The curriculum is very different from that of Primary School and I was very much in awe of the amount of different lessons and experiences which make up a 2 week timetable.” Sam E   “I feel more mature and responsible than I was at Primary School. I have loved moving to Gloucester Academy because I have made plenty more friends and met some amazingly lovely new teachers such as Miss Gleeson, Miss Crocker, Miss Elvin, Miss Clark, Miss Townsend, Miss...
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    “I joined the sixth form in September and am studying maths, psychology, politics and catering. I decided to continue my education at Gloucester Academy following my GCSE’s as I have built up strong relationships with my teachers, they know and understand me. I am really enjoying working at A Level and going into more depth with my subject choices.” Anya


Cheltenham Festivals’ First Story is back!

It’s been a phenomenal start to this year’s Cheltenham Festivals’ First Story at Gloucester Academy. In 2015, we published our first anthology of poetry, Inside Our Heads, and we are now lucky enough to have the opportunity to create a second anthology ready for 2017! For full story, please see our October newsletter.    


Making Decisions

  Kye, has recently been learning about the difficulty in making decisions when confronted with a moral dilemma. We have been looking at the difference between teleological and deontological ethics and our viewpoint on both these ethical theories. With a particular focus on Utilitarianism and the principle of utility. Kye has taken to this like a fish to water what a fantastic week with the year 7’s! Miss Reid.    

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Sports Update October 2016

It’s been a great start to the Academic year in Sport not surprisingly helped by the gorgeous weather that has held out.The typically wet cross country was instead treated to a warm summers evening.
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