Richard Lewis


Welcome to the website of The Peak Academy.

Everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo, we think differently at The Peak Academy. We motivate and engage children to believe in themselves through matching the care and education to meet their needs. We believe that all pupils regardless of their backgrounds and issues can achieve beyond their expectations with support and guidance from professional, exciting and inspirational staff. We encourage, nurture and challenge pupils to do their best in every aspect of their development. We have high expectations of staff and pupils. We provide outstanding care and education for our pupils.

It really is a wonderful environment in which to learn, or work, and we are extremely proud of our achievements and pupils. We are proud of our Academy and we are a vibrant, outward looking community. Our pupils are encouraged to work independently and seize the opportunities offered to them, including a rich programme of curricular activities. We help them to develop high aspirations and to work to the highest standards, ensuring our pupils leave with the best options open to them.

Please do take time and explore the website. I am sure that you will be highly impressed by the range and quality of activities offered and the creative pupils who attend The Peak Academy.

We are all filled with potential, it’s just that some of us don’t know how much or how to access it. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”(Ralph Waldo Emerson).

‘Unlocking Potential’








DT BTEC update 21st July 2016

From kennels to boxes to bird huts to lamps and tables, it's been fantastic.

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End of Year Water Park Trip 2016

This years end of term reward trip took The Peak Academy to the Cotswold Water Park.

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Art Update 20th July 2016

After a very fruitful year in the Art department, I want to congratulate every pupil in their hard work and determination, and wish everyone a lovely summer break.

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Serenity Update 20th July 2016

As the school year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on the wonderful experiences and achievements of our girls.

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Sports Day 2016

The Peak Academy kicked off with help from Vernon Samuels from Sky Sports helping with our day.

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Art Update 15th July 2016

Although a lot of washing of hands, smudging and mess occurred, pupils were really pleased with their final pieces.

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English Update 15th July 2016

Well done to all pupils who have shown such resilience and dedication by sitting and working in silence.

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TGI Friday 15th July 2016

Friday mornings always have a frisson of excitement as Mr Dearsley and Mr Viggers let pupils know their level and thus the activities they're entitled to join in.

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Many thanks for your hospitality today.

Jill and I really enjoyed using your training room and those that attended the course also seemed happy with the facilities and room.

Thank you for the help with setting up this morning and looking after our basic needs with regard to hot water, tea, coffee and lunch!

I have just sent an email around the service recommending you.

Tracey Coxon

Educational Psychologist

I just wanted to say thank you for sending your students.

They were a real pleasure to spend time with and consistently well behaved and respectful towards all of us here. They met all activities with enthusiasm and a positive attitude, despite at times horrid rain and tired legs. It’s always exciting to see young people experiencing new things and realising skills they never knew they had (Chay was born to work on a farm!).

Also a big thanks to Terri and Ed who were fantastic – the students are lucky to have them.

I do hope we can work together again in the future.



Maya Chester-Master

The Farm Project

I enjoyed walking with your young people who were awesome and I thought the staff were amazing.  Thank you for the meal and hospitality on Friday evening as well.

Ted Tombling

Pen Y Fan Circuit Cover

Can I just take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for all of your support and communication which has been exceptional, as was the package you had put together, which will be extremely hard to find again.

Swindon SEN Team




September School Inset Days 2016

The Peak Academy
1st - 2nd September 2016

The Peak Academy are holding Insert days on the 1st and 2nd of September. School will reopen on the 5th September at 9.30am

The Peak Academy Drake Lane Dursley Gloucestershire GL11 5HD

Telephone Number: 01453 542130 | Email Address: | Fax Number: 01453 547067

The White Horse Federation, Plymouth Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 2LB

Registered company number: 087075785

The White Horse Federation is an exempt charity



Values, culture and character through excellence in standards

The Greenfield Academy

The Greenfield Academy is currently based at The Peak Academy in Dursley. Pupils from both schools are working together as Peak pupils until the new Greenfield Academy school has been built.

Academy Closure

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