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Welcome to Whitley Academy


Whitley Academy is an innovative and inclusive school, committed to delivering high quality education for the community it serves. We value everyone that we work with, regardless of their differing needs, abilities and backgrounds. This ethos influences all that happens within the school – our mantra of ‘deeds not words’ supports all students to be the best they can be.

We received an "Outstanding" Ofsted judgement in December 2013 for the second time and are proud to deliver an excellent all round education to our students.

Our aim is to ensure each child develops into a responsible young adult with high self-esteem, excellent examination grades and the skills and competencies to equip them for success into the future.

As an independent school our expectations are high, attendance, punctuality, behaviour, uniform and attitude to learning should be excellent. In return Whitley Academy provides a safe stimulating environment with high quality teaching designed to ensure motived and effective learners.

As an RSA (Royal Society for the Arts) Academy we are proud to share their ethos of equality for all and social justice. We are an ‘Opening Minds training school and enable other schools to deliver high quality provision and gain accreditation.

Our track record of success in the last few years is impressive, excellent examination success and progress for our students with an Ofsted judgement for overall effectiveness of ‘Outstanding’ in September 2010 and 2013. We are recognised as a centre of excellence in our local community and have a growing reputation regionally and nationally for excellent outcomes.

About us

We believe that Post-16 at Whitley Academy provides an outstanding, inclusive and aspirational  education through personalised curriculum, innovative learning and leadership opportunities.  Everything we do is to empower, support and equip students for a successful future.  Our culture of professionalism, high-achievement and consistent improvement enables every student to be the very best they can be. 

Some of our most recent successes are: 

  • 43% achieved A*-B grades in their A levels
  • 100% passed their A levels
  • 100% of students gained their University place
  • Excellent Pastoral support systems
  • Expanding range of courses available – A level, Applied and BTEC
  • Many opportunities to be involved in whole school student leadership
  • Outstanding career, work experience and enrichment programme

Additional support

Whitley Academy offers students a wide range of courses that are suitable to individual learning pathways.

We ensure that all our students can access nationally recognised training and learning opportunities to support them in their career paths beyond school whether that is employment, apprenticeships or higher education at University.

As well as the wide range of subjects available within Whitley Academy, due to links with other schools in the city, we endeavour to provide places for students wanting to study subjects not currently taught at Whitley Academy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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