An ambitious and exciting academy with a distinctive education vision. The lead sponsor is the Aldridge Foundation with Dorset County Council as Co-Sponsor. Professor Stephen Heppell is the Academy Patron.
An ‘all through’ academy for students from 4-19. A ‘stage not age’ environment, where all learners move on through the Academy when they are ready. Structured through a ‘schools within schools’ model. Key driver were for lifelong learning, high aspirations and the regeneration of the Portland community.
The provision of learning environments to create continuous learning from 0-19 in an inclusive, nurturing, ambitious and secure school environment. To create consistency of teaching, learning, care and support, resulting in a significant improvement in student outcomes through the creation of Home Base models for all students within the Academy.
Students will study at their own pace and strive for the best possible individual goals on a ‘stage not age’ basis. Whilst focusing on student achievement, learning will also be playful, celebratory and contribute to an atmosphere where students enjoy learning together.