The Academy takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.

The Academy understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all governors, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. All our staff are regularly and thoroughly trained in identifying, dealing with and reporting any safeguarding concerns.

Working together

We will continue to ensure that all our staff, parents or carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

  • Our procedures comply with the letter and the spirit of guidance, regulation and best practice.
  • Our safeguarding policy, which contains further details, can be found here.

Email contacts are available below but if you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child, please make immediate contact by telephone on 01305 820262 and be sure to make it clear that there may be a safeguarding issue. If you believe that a child is in imminent danger, please contact the police by dialling 999.

The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Miss Heppell or Mrs S Hendrie, who can be contacted by clicking here.


M Heppell DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead- Primary)


S. Hendrie, DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead- Secondary)



L Bishop (Deputy, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Secondary)



Student welfare

The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students.

Several of these policies set out expectations about behaviour. This includes good learning behaviour around the Academy and in lessons as well as rules about how to communicate and behave appropriately towards other students and staff. This ensures everyone feels safe and can learn.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the welfare of your son or daughter, we suggest that you contact your child’s pastoral lead in the first instance, they can be contacted here. If you would like to talk to another member of the staff, please contact, or use the contact us form which can be found here.

Where next

Admissions and Appeals

Admission Information The admission arrangements for the Academy, subject to any changes approved by the Secretary of State, for subsequent years are: In the primary…

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