The RSA Academy’s focus on developing the whole child starts in year 7 when students face multifaceted problems through REAL Projects, designed to build their wider competences as well as their academic ability, in solving real world problems and presenting to real audiences.
A spokesman for RSA Academy said: “At KS4 we offer a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring that students have the opportunity to pursue academic excellence as well as more vocational or practical subjects.
“Our excellent facilities mean that whether you are a budding astrophysicist, engineer, athlete, scientist or architect we can cater for your needs.
“In addition to our extensive curriculum offer, rated GOOD in our last Ofsted inspection, we offer numerous extra-curricular activities including our very own Cadet Force.”
“Our expectations are very high: attendance, behaviour, uniform and attitudes to learning should all be excellent.
We will demand the very best from your child and they will need to be prepared to fully embrace our ethos and be a true ambassador for the RSA Academy.
“In return, we offer the highest quality teaching and learning experiences from committed and highly skilled staff.
“The Academy provides a safe, secure and highly enjoyable environment for learning, as noted by Ofsted in their inspection in January 2014, your child will be cared for, their self-confidence nurtured and mutual respect developed.
“Our exclusive curriculum offer carries through to sixth form where your child can chose to study any one of a number of pathways.
“We are the only school in the area that offers the renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Certificate.
Alternatively, our high quality Vocational qualifications, including our well known Football Academy, are always very popular.
“All through these pathways students can benefit from links with the Fellows and beyond in Engineering, the Arts, Science, Law and a multitude of other disciplines.
Being connected is a crucial first step on the employment ladder.
“We are delighted to report that we have Cambridge and Oxford graduates and professional football players amongst our former students. In addition to our extensive curriculum offer, rated GOOD in our last Ofsted inspection, we offer numerous extra-curricular activities including our very own Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award (we are an accredited centre), professional productions and dance performance opportunities, not to mention the unique links we have with the RSA Fellows and Royal Designers for Industry.
“Our existing impressive Academy building is designed to ensure that students are motivated and enthused in their learning and, as a result, should make the most of the opportunities provided for them.
“Our brand new building, opening in September 2017, will be dedicated to students in years 7 and 8, offering them the opportunity of transitioning from primary to secondary schools within a close-knit community.
“We believe that the partnership created between parents, students and our staff is the key to successful, enjoyable and highly valued education and outcomes.
We have an active Parent Council and are always looking for ways to work collaboratively with parents.”
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