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Stanground Academy

About Us

The new Stanground Academy opened on 1 April 2012.

The Academy provides 11-19 education for 1800 pupils; 1500 11-16 and 300 post-16.

The Stanground Academy opened in the existing buildings of the former Stanground College.  A major capital building programme costing £24m was completed in September 2013 and now provides state-of-the-art buildings and facilities for students and staff. These fantastic new buildings provide hig-quality academic, vocational and sports facilities.

The Stanground Academy serves the local community with students living closest to the new buildings having priority for places.

Offering a full comprehensive curriculum, including academic GCSEs and A-levels plus vocational courses at Level 2 and Level 3, the Academy is designed for students of all abilities. A high level of examination success is expected of all.

This Academy is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust which was formed in 2009 and now educates approximately 17,000 pupils across seven local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.  

To find out more about the Trust click here.

The Stanground Academy Mission Statement

We aim to ensure that every student receives the best education possible in a calm, controlled environment enabling self and mutual respect to develop.

The Academy aims

A partnership of students, parents, staff and governors working together for:

  • Self improvement
  • Academic achievement
  • Community involvement
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Raising expectations
  • Evolving technological skills
  • Enhancing the environment
  • Development of personal skills

To enable us to get the very best from our young people we will provide:

  • A pleasant learning environment in which a stimulating, accessible and appropriate curriculum can be delivered
  • Supportive, secure care for individual students through the year based pastoral system
  • Resources and facilities which enhance advanced technological practice e.g. industry standard computers, scientific equipment and access to a high quality work experience
  • Tuition for a wide range of public examinations to encourage academic achievement
  • A basis for partnership with groups in the local community
  • Information for parent(s) about academic progress and general welfare through regular Academy reports and the opportunity to meet staff by appointment
  • A range of enrichment activities and support beyond the normal school day to enhance student achievement e.g. learning support, revision classes, Academy teams, clubs and societies

We expect parent(s) to ensure that:

  • Students attend regularly
  • Students are sent to the Academy in full uniform and with protective clothing for bad weather
  • Students have appropriate equipment, such as pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, calculator, games kit and a suitable bag
  • Students arrive at the Academy by 8.35am each morning
  • Students attempt homework to the best of their ability
  • Progress and achievement are monitored through achievement diaries, reports and other contacts with the Academy
  • They are able to attend all parents' evenings

We expect students to:

  • Behave well on the Academy sites and show respect to others
  • Arrive on time each day, attend regularly and bring all the necessary equipment
  • Complete all homework set to the best of their ability
  • Obey the Academy rules and wear the full Academy uniform
  • Work hard in lessons
  • Revise thoroughly for all tests and examinations