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Welcome to Corby Business Academy

At Corby Business Academy everyone has a positive 'can do' attitude and works collaboratively with each other. The Academy aims to become a Centre of Excellence in everything it does. Corby Business Academy is a place where:
* Students and staff strive to be the best they can
* Students can develop the confidence to be active citizens in their community
* Enterprise and initiative are qualities encouraged amongst staff and students alike
* Students can learn and teachers can teach in a safe and purposeful environment
* Every student will achieve the best academic outcomes possible.

About us

Our aims will be achieved through:

  • A 'CELTIC' curriculum where Creativity, Energy, Learning by doing, Targets, Independence and Challenge are planned in to every lesson
  • Developing a full range of learning, thinking and life skills
  • Connecting school to the real world of work wherever possible
  • Offering a wider range of subjects and activities than most secondary schools
  • Demanding the highest standards of presentation for students and staff alike
  • Nurturing close partnerships with the local community
  • Providing a range of lifelong learning and recreational services to the local community

Facilities available

The Academy is resourced to the highest standards. Its facilities include Electronic whiteboards in every classroom and teaching area as well as specialized areas for:-

  • Music technology suite and sound recording studio
  • Media editing suite and television studio
  • Drama studio
  • Dance studio
  • Theatre and assembly hall
  • Sports hall
  • All weather sports pitch
  • Three grass sports pitches
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Lecture theatre
  • Library and information centre
  • CAD/CAM suite
  • Studio spaces for art including, fine art, photography, textiles, sculpture
  • Workshop spaces for graphics and product design
  • Training kitchen for food technology
  • Large, open plan laboratories
  • Specialist ICT teaching rooms
  • Remote access to Academy software and services for all students and staff alike
  • Open plan computer areas
  • Spacious, well lit restaurant
  • Coffee bar  and social areas
  • Individual toilets rather than traditional toilet blocks with cubicles

The Academy's classrooms and learning spaces are organised in five main teaching faculties as follows:

  • Art, Music and Industrial Design (including Food Technology)
  • Mathematics and Information Technology
  • Communication (English, Media, Drama, Languages)
  • Business, Ethics and Humanities
  • Physical and Natural Sciences (Science, P.E. and Sports Studies)

The space in each faculty accommodates a whole year group of students from years 7 to 11 plus several sixth form classes. On entering a faculty, students will find everything they need for their work readily to hand. There will be specialist equipment and workshops, several different kinds of classroom and open access to computers carrying the software needed in the faculty. In addition to the teaching faculties, the Academy will have some informal social areas and a modern library which will also operate as a sixth form study base.

Additional support

Designated Special Provision (DSP) Faculty

There is a Designated Special Provision (DSP) Faculty which will be the base for special needs students. Whilst providing specialist facilities DSP facilities every aspect of the Academy building has been designed to give full access for people with disabilities allowing for full integration in Academy life . There are purpose built facilities to aid mobility, access learning resources and technical equipment. The Academy will act with due regard to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice guidance and relevant disability and equal opportunities legislation at all times.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Corby Business Academy directly.

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