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We are an academic sixth form where our students study A Levels and many progress on to University.  We are a growing Sixth Form and receive many external applications.


Welcome to the Gloucester Academy website. As Interim Principal, I am committed to ensuring all of our students enjoy access to the very best education in a safe, secure environment led by outstanding, passionate staff.

As a father of two, I am fully aware of the many challenges faced by young people in today’s society. Ensuring our pupils develop the skills, qualities, and characteristics to flourish in all aspects of their life is essential. That’s exactly what Gloucester Academy will focus on providing with renewed energy and vigour. I can’t wait to get started!

I have worked as a teacher for nearly 20 years in schools across Walsall, Gloucester, and Bristol. This includes working as part of the team who took The Peak Academy from an Ofsted ‘inadequate’ grade to an Ofsted ‘Good’ within months of joining The White Horse Federation.

I’m truly excited to use my experience and passion to drive the development of Gloucester Academy forward. I’ll be leading from the front, working closely with our staff and community to bring about rapid change. Of course, I won’t be acting alone.

The Gloucester Academy New Team

As Interim Principal I am surrounded by a brilliant team of dedicated staff and a skilled Senior Leadership Team who all share the common goal of ensuring our pupils receive an exceptional education.

I encourage you to visit our Senior Leadership Team page where you can learn more about the superb people working in joint ambition to help Gloucester Academy fulfil its potential and become the school of choice for young people in our community.

Julian Morgan will also be offering his expert support as Assistant Secondary Director of The White Horse Federation. Julian was appointed as an Assistant Head by the Gloucestershire Local Authority in 2004 to support and develop leadership across five of the county’s most challenging secondaries, including Central Technology College. In 2006, Julian was appointed as Curriculum Deputy Head at Central Technology College, working with Helen to play a pivotal role in securing the successful outcomes achieved.

Julian took up Headship of Clayton Hall in September 2010 and rapidly took the school from ‘Satisfactory’ to ‘Good’, with a judgement of ‘Outstanding’ for Behaviour and Safety. Julian will work closely with Gloucester Academy to ensure no stone is left unturned in our pursuit of achieving excellence in the standards of teaching and learning.

Driving Gloucester Academy Forward

To say that Gloucester Academy is in good hands is an understatement. Together with the support of Julian, and our existing Senior Leadership Team, I am confident in our ability to deliver excellent education for young people at Gloucester Academy.

I look forward to working with all staff, students, parents, and carers during this phase of Gloucester Academy’s journey!

Andy Vinton
Interim Principal




We are a dynamic school community with a commitment to improving life chances for our students through excellence in teaching, support and a strong framework of behaviour.

Learning At Gloucester Academy


Open Day Season Begins at Gloucester Academy

  It is never too early for year 6 students to start thinking about which secondary school they want to attend, which is why Gloucester Academy’s open day season begins today. Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, we are hosting multiple open day events, allowing year 6 pupils and parents to

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G15 Celebration of Success 2018

On a sunny Friday evening in June Gloucester Academy’s Level 3 BTEC Music students Laura Stones, Charlie Terner-Swift, Lisa Phelps and Will Mua sang in front of an audience of 800 students parents and staff at the G15 music event at Gloucester Cathedral. Their performance of ‘Who Am I?’ from

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KS4 Results Day is a Huge Success

For the last time, after five years, our year 11 students came to school today to collect their exam results. More than two months after their exams finished in June, pupils were finally able to discover their grades and reap the rewards of their hard work. At Gloucester Academy, we

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