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’








Maths Update 27th June 2016

Nevis working hard on the introduction to group data using M&Ms as raw data.

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Everest Update 27th June 2016

Our boys were incredible ambassadors of the school and showcased Everest amazingly. We got to check out the amazing food tent and eat lots of the free treats on offer.

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Art Update 27th June 2016

I love the imagination and creativity that has been used in their designs.

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BTEC Workskills – Interviews

There were lots of nerves on the morning of the interviews but all pupils rose to the challenge and showed exceptional maturity during the interviews.

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DT BTEC update 24th June 2016

Congratulations to James B , Jake B and Connor T who have all gained a diploma in Construction this week. Also well done to Callum M and Kyle S who have gained an extended certificate as a result of starting the course late.

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English Update 24th June 2016

Pupils have designed their own mascots for the 2036 Olympic Games to be held at The Peak Academy.

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Science Update 24th June 2016

We have been looking at circuits and the effect of more light bulbs in a circuit on voltage and current.

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Serenity Update 23rd June 2016

The girls had a successful visit to The Three Counties showground at Malvern. They watched a range of parades, inspected animals in the enclosed, investigated different types of garden furniture and Devon even had a hand and arm massage.

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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




Visit to Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament
10.45am - 12pm

Our local MP Mr Neil Carmichael has invited some of our pupils to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament.


The Ridge Pupil Taster Day 2016

The Peak Academy
7th - 8th July 2016

The Ridge Academy Yr 6 pupils are joining The Peak for a taster day


Riverman Challenge July 2016

River Wye
14th - 15th July 2016

The Peak Academy are gearing up for our Riverman Challenge set on the River Wye and involving 29 miles of paddling a Canoe.


Sports Day 2016

The Peak Academy
9am - 3pm

The Peak Academy sports day takes place on Monday 18th July. Who will be taking the medals home this year?


Cotswold Waterpark End of Year Trip 2016

Cotswold Waterpark
9am - 3pm

The Peak Academy enjoy our annual Waterpark excursion


Academic Review Day 21st July 2016

The Peak Academy
8.30am - 1pm

We are now booking slots for our Academic Review Day. Please contact the school ASAP to arrange your time.


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.

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