Please be aware that Gloucester Academy will close at 11am on Friday 22nd July. We open for Y7,11 & 12 on Monday 5th September. All other year groups begin on Tuesday 6th September. Have a great summer holiday. Ian Frost
End of Term Six - Wednesday 25th July
School will be open from 9:30 -11:30 on Thursday 16th August for A Level and level3 BTEC results
School will be open from 9:30 - 11:30 on Thursday 24th August for GCSE and BTEC
TEACHING SCHOOL STATUS
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.
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.
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.
I am thrilled to also be supported by Helen Glass, The White Horse Federation’s Regional Director, in this task.
Helen will be supporting us for three days a week for the foreseeable future and brings a wealth of experience in leading and improving schools to Gloucester Academy – including our predecessor school, Central Technology College, which under Helen’s leadership was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted and became the most improved school in the southern region in 2007.
Here are just some of the outcomes achieved by Central Technology College under Helen’s leadership:
Helen took up appointment as Headteacher of Fortismere School in 2010 and under her guidance the school was graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the first time in its history. It was also named as the 12th highest performing state comprehensive in the country in 2017 based on Key Stage 5 outcomes.
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.
To say that Gloucester Academy is in good hands is an understatement. Together with the support of Helen, 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!
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.
I have found Gloucester Academy very inspirational place in helping me to begin taking the steps to achieve my dream of becoming a story writer. Jenson Griffiths, Year 7
Year 7 teachers have helped to make the transition to secondary school much easier process, I feel like I always have someone to talk to. Matthew Hall, Year 7
Teachers in Gloucester Academy are kind, always willing to help and support. Rory Pennell, Year 7
Since I have come to Gloucester Academy I have started a range of extracurricular activities from netball, music, art and dance this has allowed me to build long lasting friendships and also to feel part of the Gloucester Academy community. Naomi Iroboinose, Year 7
Gloucester Academy has a wide range of sports available after school because of these extra opportunities I have really begun to focus on what I want to do with my future. Thomas Harrington, Year 7
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