Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome 2018-05-30T14:39:02+00:00

adam-ryderAs Principal of Bruntcliffe Academy it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Our school website is a place where students, parents and prospective parents can access a wealth of information about the school as well as providing you with a sense of what life is like in one of the most rapidly improving schools in the country.

Our mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of background, make exceptional rates of progress. We believe that this will allow our students to become strong individuals who can lead themselves to a position of advantage whereby any opportunity is one which is open to them.

Our mission is central to everything we do as a school. We believe that it is unacceptable in modern Britain that young people who have the most challenging and complex backgrounds underachieve nationally. It is my promise to you that all professionals at Bruntcliffe Academy will work tirelessly so that all students achieve.

Since becoming part of The GORSE Academies Trust, Bruntcliffe Academy has gone from strength to strength. The GCSE results of 2016 show a positive Progress 8 score placing the school in the top 45% of schools in the country having been placed in the bottom 5% of the country for the previous 3 years. This is a significant improvement in our first year of operation and makes Bruntcliffe Academy one of the most rapidly improving schools locally, regionally and nationally. This has been achieved through ensuring that standards of behaviour are high across all subject areas and around school. The academy has invested heavily in providing high quality and personalised development opportunities for all staff ensuring that teaching is at the heart of everything we do. Leaders are empowered to work with great autonomy, confidence and competence. In addition to this, all leaders work in close collaboration with colleagues from across the Trust to ensure that the very best practice is shared.

Our staff body is a dedicated team of teachers and support colleagues, all of whom play their part to ensure students are happy, safe and successful. We also have great support, and equally challenge, to achieve success from our Local Governing Body, the Chair of which is Mark Walton.

We understand and recognise the enormous role that our parents and carers play in realising the true potential of all of our young people. Therefore, we will always work in close partnership with you to support not only the young people who attend our academy but also to support, when appropriate, the entire family unit.

If you would like to find out more about our academy or would like to arrange an appointment to visit our academy so that you can see for yourself the fantastic work that is taking place then please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.

Adam Ryder

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