Welcome to Acton High School
I am delighted to welcome our students, their families, and our wider community to the new Acton High School website, and to introduce you to the school. Acton High School is a vibrant and ambitious learning community, with a strong focus on high academic standards, personal development, and equality of opportunity. In everything we do, we are dedicated to reaching our school goal – achievement by all.
Acton High School provides a stimulating but well-ordered learning environment for our students, who benefit from excellent modern facilities. Our main building, which opened in 2006, offers spacious and well-equipped accommodation for a wide range of subjects. Our curriculum is designed to provide flexibility and balance, so that we can meet the needs of all our students and prepare them for success in the next phase of their lives.
We constantly seek to find ways to help our students to develop and progress, and were therefore particularly pleased to open our new Sixth Form on September 2nd 2012. This allows us to plan and deliver learning pathways that will take students all the way from 11 up to 19. We believe that all our students should have the opportunity to aim for university, and our work with our Sixth Form students will help them to plan for accessing the very best and most appropriate courses. We recognise that some of our students will choose a different pathway to success, and support them in finding the college courses or training that they need to enter the career of their choice.
We are proud of our record of building positive relationships between students, and between staff and students. We always seek to share our values with all members of the school and the wider community. Involving students’ families in monitoring and promoting progress is a vital part of what we do, and we are always looking for new and better ways to communicate, because we know that when student, school and family work together, we can create the power to drive achievement.
These are our beliefs and values, and we will build our present and our future on them. All members of the school community should strive to uphold and promote these at all times, because to do so strengthens all of us:
Achievement is personal – everyone has their own potential; everyone can reach their own goals
Creativity frees us to attempt the new and the extraordinary – it comes in many forms, and everyone can be creative
Taking personal responsibility is essential for our success – in the end, all good things come from our own efforts
Optimism is the life-blood of success – we must never let anything make us feel that we can’t succeed in the end
Never giving up is the key to meeting life’s challenges – everyone fails sometimes, and we learn from our mistakes
High expectations of ourselves and each other drive us all forward
Independent thought and discovery is both joyful and necessary for us all
Growing together as a community comes from respecting and welcoming our differences
Helping each other to learn makes each of us successful, and it is what we must expect from each other
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Acton High School directly.