Richard Lewis


I am delighted to welcome you to The Peak & Greenfield Academy.

The education we provide is guided by values of Respect, Trust, Humility and Excellence. These values are particularly important to us as we develop the pupils into lifelong learners and prepare them for a life beyond school.

We are an 11-16, specialist academy where everyone, staff and pupils, strive to be the best they can be. Our aim is simple ‘unlock potential’. We are proud of our warm and welcoming community in which everyone participates to make a positive contribution. We support young pupils from across Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

As a father, I am acutely aware of the increasing importance of education in today’s world. And the role that teachers have to play in developing our children so that they are fully equipped to make a positive contribution to society.

Expectations and aspirations are high at The Peak Academy. We are committed to developing the young people in our care so that children of all abilities, backgrounds and cultures can flourish and realise their potential in a happy, caring environment.

I enormously value the links between the academy and home – success is built on strong partnerships with parents/carers and ourselves. My door is always open, and prospective, or existing parents/carers are very welcome to visit the Academy: I look forward to meeting you.

The Peak Academy – ‘Unlocking Potential’

Richard Lewis, Principal

Jack Wilkins

Head Pupil

Hello and welcome to my school!

My name is Jack. I am in Year 10, a member of the school council and Head Pupil of a very special school.  For the majority of pupils, mainstream education has been difficult or impossible to access and I feel very lucky to come here, where there is a family feel, confidence is built and futures are improved.  The Peak Academy helps nurture us, manage behaviour, problem solve and team build through fun and challenging activities.  Not everyone can say they made their own paddle and used it to kayak along the River Wye…..I did!! I enjoy construction, especially woodwork and also mechanics and am working towards my BTEC qualifications.

The outdoor stuff we do is brilliant!  For example, the Royal Marines have visited and put us through some of their training exercises, we go camping, kayaking, trekking to name just a few things and our end of year reward trip is legendary!  It’s hard work learning to get along with everyone and the staff help a lot so that we gain trust and understanding.  We are encouraged everyday to be the best we can be.  I am working towards GCSEs and vocational qualifications with the goal of becoming a carpenter and having my own business one day.  Being at The Peak Academy has changed my life for the better.

Please take a look at our website, celebrate our achievements on Twitter and get in touch if you think you can help us in any way.

Topsy & Turvy

The Peak Dogs

Meet Topsy and Turvy!

We are The Peak Dogs and we live here on site.

If you have an allergy to dogs, please inform us before your visit and be sure to tell reception on arrival.

We are used for therapeutic activities. We help the children stay calm and relaxed and also support literacy as we like being read to. The fact that we won’t laugh or criticise if they’re struggling is really important. Research has shown that children who read to listening dogs show an increase in reading levels, word recognition, a higher desire to read and write, and an increase in interpersonal skills.

The pupils also enjoy taking us out at break time and sometimes we go on adventures with them too.








Forest School 24th September 2018

The journey of learning life skills that underpin the school values of Trust-Humility-Excellence-Respect begin once more for a group of young people as they embark on the Forest School intervention at The Peak Academy.

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Everest Update 24th September 2018

The Everest boys have been creating their own emoji's in their PSHE lessons. This forms part of their emotional literacy work. They decided what situations these would be really useful in. Mrs Miller & Mr Hyam

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English Update 20th September 2018

Yet another busy week has passed in the English department; lessons, mini assessments as well as reading comprehension assessments have been taking place..

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Food Technology Update 20th September 2018

Year 7 have been making snacks from a basic every day ingredient bread.

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Art Update 19th September 2018

Arnside have been completing their 100 colour mixing challenge, all so focused to complete as many different colours as they could within one lesson.

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PE Update 14th September 2018

The students started the term well and have been completing their fitness testing and also taking part in Rugby activities

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DT Update 14th September 2018

Starting with the basics, measuring, cutting and sanding the components of a footstool.

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Helvellyn Update 14th September 2018

In theme this week, we have been studying how to order numbers, looking at good examples of setting descriptions and studying the planets in our Solar System.

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Everest Update 14th September 2018

In our Art lessons we are focusing on the Artist Romero Britto.  He was born in Brazil in 1963 and creates vibrant, bold, powerful patterns.

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Serenity Update 14th September 2018

This week we continued reading and analysing the book Harry Potter. The girls have enjoyed sharing their own previous knowledge of the story!

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Art Update 14th September 2018

Great afternoon doing further colour theory studies using the effects of G-force with Arnside, using a spinning plate to create work in the style of Damian Hirst's paintings.

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English Update 12th September 2018

A new year and the start of many new challenges, in particular for our new year 10 pupils who begin the first part of their GCSE journey and the year 11 pupils who will be working towards a GCSE in English Literature as well as English Language.

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School Inset Day 4th September 2018

Inset Day – Tuesday 4th September 2018

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End of Year Awards Assembly 24th July 2018

We will be holding our end of year awards assembly on Tuesday 24th July 2018.

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Sports Day 23rd July 2018

Provisional date for our school sports day

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Academic Review Day 25th July 2018

We will be holding an Academic Review Day on Wednesday 25th July 2018.

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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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