Skills for Life
Welcome to Greenacre Academy
Term 1 is usually a busy time for year 6 students and their parents as you begin to tour around local secondary schools during the many Open Morning and Evening events. These are absolutely vital in gaining not only an insight into secondary school life, but also as much information as possible to make sure that both parents and students make the right decision about their next step after primary school.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place, and the importance of social distancing and the health and safety of all, our typical Open Morning and Evening events have had to be cancelled this year. Instead, we welcome you to Greenacre virtually and hope this section of the website, designed especially for our prospective parents and students, provides you with as much information as possible to make an informed decision about the next part of your academic journey.
Here you will find:
• A video hosted by our Headteacher, Mrs Bridger, alongside some of our current students, introducing the Academy to you
• A video tour of the school from Miss Murphy, our Head of year 7
• Information about life at the Academy – pastorally and academically
• A guide to our SEN department
We do hope that the information contained here supports you in making your decision about secondary school, however if you do require any further details, please email us using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
During our normal Open Morning and Evening events, parents and students would normally be taken on a guided tour of the Academy by our staff and students. Whilst on the tour, you would be able to get an insight into life at Greenacre by seeing lessons in action, meeting our staff and students and actually being able to take part in a range of activities. Sadly, our tours have been cancelled this year, but here is Miss Murphy, our Head of Year 7, giving you a virtual tour of the Academy.
At Greenacre Academy, we value the importance of communication, therefore as well as frequently updating our Facebook and Twitter accounts, we also place as much information as possible on our website. By following this link, you will find details about: term dates, admissions and free school meals, amongst many other useful topics.
We pride ourselves on having a broad and balanced curriculum, which is accessible for all of our students. We have many academic and vocational options for our students to access, throughout all key stages, so they get to experience a wide range of topics and subjects. Skills for Life is also at the heart of everything we do, and this permeates every area of our curriculum. Please follow the link to take a look at our curriculum aims and objectives.
We take a keen interest in the views and opinions of our students and parents and value any all the feedback we receive. If you would like to take a look at what our parents and students say about life at Greenacre Academy, please follow the link, and this will take you to student and parent survey results.
Our Heads of Department at Greenacre spend time reflecting and evaluating their curriculums on a regular basis, ensuring that students in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 gain an in-depth knowledge of a variety of topics to enhance their understanding of the world around them. Please follow the link as this will take you to specific department pages, where our subject curriculums will be explained to you.
We have an inclusive SEN department at Greenacre and provide many interventions to ensure our students with SEN make progress academically and socially. Our SENCO and Deputy SENCO take an active role in the Transition process, which takes place between primary and secondary school. For more information regarding opportunities for students with SEN at Greenacre, please click on the SEN link. Here, you will also find email addresses so you are able to contact the SENCO and the Deputy SENCO if have any questions about SEN.
We take our Skills for Life ethos very seriously at Greenacre and our Trust mission statement radiates throughout the Academy. Please follow this link and take a look at how we prepare our students for life after secondary school through the use of our EMPLOY ME principles (excellence, manners, perseverance, listening, organisation, you, motivation and employability) and the wide range of opportunities avaialble to our boys.
Have you ever wondered what happens on a Greenacre student’s first day at school? Our year 7 students have written a diary entry about their first few days at secondary school to give you an insight into the start of year 7.