Welcome to Samuel Lister Academy
The Samuel Lister Academy’s vision is to deliver outstanding learning and educational achievement enabling successful progression and enhanced life opportunities for young people of the local and adjacent communities, so that they can fulfil their potential as individuals, as citizens, as employees and as leaders in a rapidly changing world.
- The highest achievement of each individual
- Team working, community and partnership
- Establishing a dynamic and relevant curriculum framework and content
- Ensuring learning is the focus for delivering this curriculum
- Access for everyone
- Providing educational and social structures that enable everyone to be included.
- The professional development of all our staff
- Ensuring the infrastructure and environment are sustainable
The Academy has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a culture which values and supports each member of the learning community. Relationships between all members of the Academy are positive and supportive, showing high levels of mutual respect. There are strong links between the school and the families of students, recognising the opportunities to extend education into the community and for parents and carers to support the school in the education of their young people.
- All of our learners will be successful in achieving their very best outcomes
- All of our learners should have access to the highest quality opportunities and teaching available
- Success comes from active engagement with, and ownership of, their own learning
- Learning must be appreciated as a lifelong process that will constantly open up new opportunities
- All of our learners, and those who support them, will benefit from having their horizons and expectations extended
- All children and young people need to have self confidence, a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, and eventually ‘work’ and life skills
- Staff are our most important resource
- The best results often come from a ‘culture’ of collaboration and partnership
- Creativity and inspiration
- A healthy, critical perspective on new ideas
- A ‘can do’ attitude and approach
- Hard work, perseverance and striving for excellence
- Empathy and being prepared to listen to what others have to say
- Helpfulness and a thoughtful attitude and approach to others
- Being responsive to feedback
Our Humanities specialism ensures that our students have many exciting opportunities to learn outside the classroom and to work with adults and other young people from the wider community. We work closely with Bradford College and local Universities to access a range of learning opportunities including masterclasses, taster days, summer schools etc.
Our vertical tutoring system provides opportunities for our older students to develop leadership and mentoring skills while our younger students benefit from the experience of working alongside more experienced members of the community. Within the vertical tutor group students have an opportunity to express their opinions, to access learning support from their peers, to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities and to play an active role in Academy decision making processes.
For students who may need more curriculum based support, the Academy offers a range of bespoke learning opportunities which are delivered in a nurturing environment and which maximise opportunities for academic achievement.
The Academy uses an extensive range of data to monitor and track student progress in order that appropriate interventions can be put in place.
An experienced and committed team of teaching and support staff ensure that barriers to learning are removed and their success is evidenced by the 95% of students who achieved 5 A*-C in 2012.
Our exam results this year provide an excellent foundation for the good results which are expected from the first exam cohort of the new Academy. 45% of our students achieved 5A*-C which demonstrates both the progress and the 'value' which is added to a student's achievement by the quality teaching and learning which is available.
Over 70 students from year 11 have opted to continue their level 3 studies at the Academy, demonstrating their confidence in the Academy's capacity to maximise their potential.
3 year 13 students have been able to take up their offers to study medicine at Leeds and Manchester while their peers are about to embark on a range of University courses including theoretical physics, accounting and finance, events management, business and marketing and many more.
We are looking forward to similar success for our current year 13, some of whom are working hard to maintain or improve their A and B grades at AS level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Samuel Lister Academy directly.