Richard Lewis

Principal

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

Jordan Alder

Head Pupil

Hello and welcome to my school!

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.

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.

OUR NEWS

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Everest Update 12th December 2018

This week in Everest we have been addressing feedback from our English, Maths and Project assessments and learning what we need to do to improve the level of our work.

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PE Update 7th December 2018

We hosted New Horizons for a 5 aside football game this week and it was a great event that all students enjoyed.

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Science Update 7th December 2018

The pupils have been turning  copper pennies into silver and gold pennies.

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Serenity Update 7th December 2018

The last two weeks in serenity have been a little hectic as we try and finish off everything in time for the Christmas holidays.

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DT Update 6th December 2018

DT sledge construction completed by Jamie and Tay. Bring on the snow.

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Triple P Parenting Courses

Triple P suggests simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference to your family. It helps you understand the way your family works and uses the things you already say, think, feel and do in new ways.

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DT Update 3rd December 2018

Serenity girls designing and making wine bottle stands in DT.

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Everest Update 29th November 2018

This week in Everest we have been participating in mindfulness activities and learning how to be calm and sensitise the mind into being aware of the smaller details around us.

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Preparing for Adulthood and Post 16

Our Year 11s continue to work on preparing for adulthood and post 16 transition. 

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Forest School 23rd November 2018

The end of the week arrives again and it is time for the group to enjoy an outdoor session in the Forest School provision at The Peak Academy.

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Science Update 23rd November 2018

Helvellyn have been learning about Separating mixtures. They learned how to filter dirty water to clean. Baystones have been ruling the roost by demonstrating their reflexes by trying to catch a ruler.

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Serenity Update 23rd November 2018

We continue to study JK Rowlings 'Harry Potter' in English. Vievien and Cally both volunteered to read to the class in the absence of Miss Loveridge and did a brilliant job!

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OUR EVENTS

Academic Review Day 20th December 2018

We will be holding an Academic Review Day on Thursday 20th December 2018

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School Inset Day – Friday 21st December 2018

The Peak Academy are holding an Inset Day on the 21st December 2018.

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School Inset Day 25th February 2019

Inset Day – Monday 25th February 2019

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The Peak Academy, Drake Lane, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5HD

Telephone Number: 01453 542130 | Email Address: lportland@thepeakacademy.org or kbeard@thepeakacademy.org| Fax Number: 01453 547067

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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

You will receive a text message if the academy has to close for any reason.

Please make sure that your telephone contact details are up to date, thank you.

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