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
My name is Jordan and I am in Year 11. I feel honoured and proud to have been elected as Head Pupil at a school which has helped me so much.
The Peak Academy is a school which supports every pupil to achieve the very best they can, not only academically but socially and emotionally.
My class is called Nevis; named after the mountain Ben Nevis. It’s a great name because it represents our ‘climb to success’. This is what being at The Peak Academy is all about for us, it’s our chance to grow and develop to achieve all we aspire to.
I have been at The Peak Academy for four years and have made great strides in my personal achievements. Academically I have been well taught and supported throughout my time. I have already achieved a number of qualifications and have even been able to take my GCSE in Maths early! I really enjoy Maths but I also enjoy practical lessons such as Art and Design Technology. I value the way the staff enable us to feel independent whilst supporting the quality of our assignments, this is great preparation for my future at college.
I think it is impressive that at The Peak Academy the pupils are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities. This is to help us to develop our confidence, communication, decision making, motivation and team building skills.
Personally I felt a real sense of achievement when I took part in the Riverman Challenge and also when I walked to the top of Pen y Fan which happened to be on my birthday.
I am extremely proud to be a pupil at The Peak Academy and I will miss it when I go.
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.
Values, culture and character through excellence in standards