The Petchey Academy
The Petchey Academy (built on the site of the former Kingsland School) in Hackney, was established in 2006. The Jack Petchey Foundation made a £2million contribution to the construction of the school's state of the art building and continues to enjoy a close relationship as sponsor.
The Academy, which has a specialism of ‘Health, Care & Medical Sciences’, opened in September 2007, and in September 2011 proudly opened a new ‘University Gateway’ sixth form. This offers a creative and innovative curriculum, which combines opportunities for excellence whilst working closely with universities and employers to build on the traditional ‘sixth form’ teaching concept.
The school does not select by ability but focuses on the local community. All the students come from within 2 kilometres of the school. Jack Petchey and the Foundation are extremely proud of what the School has achieved in the few years since opening. This is supported independently by the Academy’s last full Ofsted inspection which highlighted strong leadership, as a key to its success. The school prides itself on high standards and expectations communicated in a code of behaviour. ‘The Petchey Way’ is the bedrock of the Academy and reflects its ‘modern way with traditional values’.
Olivia Cole, Principal at The Petchey Academy says: “Latin motto is ‘Excelsior’ which succinctly captures our ambition for academic excellence in an environment where students are encouraged to develop their interests and talents in all areas. I strongly believe that the students are proud of their academy and value its unique character. Our sponsor, Jack Petchey gives us that distinctive character. Both students and staff follow his maxim, “If I think I can, I can” which proves an apt guide for anyone striving for excellence in their studies, extra-curricular activities and working relationships.”
For more information visit: www.petcheyacademy.org.uk