Central Academy

‘Making a Difference, Changing Lives’

I am extremely proud to welcome you to Central Academy.

Our school is a mainstream, non-selective comprehensive school centred on our core values of collaboration, opportunity, respect, and excellence and built on our ‘student first’ ethos.

As Headteacher at Central Academy, my primary, uncompromising objective is to provide our students with an opportunity to attain the highest level of educational excellence.  Our mantra for continuous improvement is ‘High Expectations, High Challenge, and High Support’.  I expect students and staff to invest time, effort and hard work in our collective pursuit of educational excellence.

We have amazing students at Central Academy. Our students are respectful, inquisitive, engaging and are very proud to be Central Academy students. Equally impressive are our staff who work tirelessly to help each student achieve their best every day. As Headteacher I am honoured to have such wonderful colleagues and grateful for the life chances they are giving our young people.

Our core values of collaboration, opportunity, respect, and excellence permeate all that we do.  From the moment our students arrive at Central Academy, we instil in them our core values. We capitalise on these values to support an emphasis on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children and allow for both a celebration of diversity and a promotion of modern British values.

We are very proud to be part of the CORE Education Trust.  As a CORE Education Trust School, we are constantly challenged to do the best for our students and we are supported in our ambitions by highly successful professionals who really understand what it takes to succeed in the modern world of education and enterprise. Our partnerships with the likes of Royal Shakespeare Company, Lawn Tennis Association, and Echo Eternal provide our students with culturally diverse opportunities to bring to life our core values.

I welcome you to visit Central Academy first hand and see the wonderful things we do. Appointments can be made with reception by calling 01217 297160. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on what’s happening at our school by visiting our twitter @CORECentralAcad.

David Bailey

Headteacher – Central Academy

“I am a value-driven, transformational leader who believes passionately in making a difference and changing the lives of the young people whom I serve. I believe in ‘achievement for all’ and placing educational matters at the heart of community development.”