Premises management

The building and site are currently managed by Engie as part of the PFI arrangement the academy operates under.

Inside our building

The working environment at the academy is modern and attractive, reflecting not only our beautiful setting but also the high standards that we expect of our students.

Students enjoy using our purpose built science labs, arts centre, design and technology equipment, sports facilities, music rooms and kitchens. The building also boasts numerous quiet study areas for reflective thought, independent study or quiet reading.

We also ensure that effort is put into displays, which are designed to be stimulating and informative for all, promoting achievements and rewarding excellent work. As a result, our building is a vibrant, welcoming and interesting space in which to learn and work.

The great outdoors

In October 2017, the RHS presented the academy with a level 4 School Garden Award, and we are now working towards the top level 5 award.

Our gardening club has been established for several years now. Students learn how to plant and grow produce, care for plants, spot wildlife and even how to safely build garden structures using tools.

From our orchard, to our herb plot and vegetable patches, the produce grown in our gardens is used throughout the academy, including in our kitchens. The students in our gardening club are taught about seasonality and actively encouraged to use their new found skills at home.