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Mossbourne Community Academy
When Mossbourne Community Academy opened its doors in 2004, it was a new kind of school. As one of the country’s first academies, located in a borough with wide-spread educational underachievement, it was an attempt to re-imagine what inner-city, non-selective education could be.
At the time, I was the first year group’s Head of Year, and will never forget those first 180 Year 7s (now all in their mid-20s!) lining up in their new uniforms, wondering what lay in store. Since then, I have seen this academy turn from an ambitious idea to one of the most talked-about, most celebrated and highest achieving schools in the country. That vision was realised because of simple principles – the highest of expectations, a focus on details, belief in the value of hard work, unity and no-excuses. It is my privilege now, as Principal, to welcome you to our website, and the gateway to our academy.
Everything we do is built on the idea that learning comes first, from the way we recruit and train our staff to what we expect of our students’ behaviour. Teaching and learning is outstanding. Lessons are planned and delivered with attention to detail to ensure pupils progress; this happens in every lesson and in every Learning Area. The learning environment is exceptional and the facilities are superb.
Mossbournians are polite, hard-working, impeccably behaved and rightfully proud of their achievements and aspirations. Our music specialism provides an outstanding range of musical opportunities to develop talent and potential, and there exists a range of extra-curricular activities like rowing, the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award that pupils can opt into.
Our students leave equipped with the confidence, determination and qualifications to walk the path of their choosing, and to do so guided by the values of courtesy, commitment and a belief in achieving excellence.
Ms R Warren