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Welcome to Drapers' Academy

Welcome from Mr Slater, Principal at Drapers' Academy.

"Drapers' Academy is at the heart of the local community, offering families an excellent education, new opportunities, and facilities that are available to everyone.

We want everyone involved with Drapers' Academy to feel that they are part of something inspirational; to be proud of the achievements of individual pupils and of our collective successes. Our aim is to be recognised as a centre of excellence where learning is fun and high standards are achieved.

We achieve this by providing a stimulating, safe and purposeful environment within which each pupil is valued and motivated to strive for excellence in both academic and personal development.

All pupils are expected to work hard, to support each other, to behave politely and co-operatively, to wear full Academy uniform, and to maintain good records of attendance and punctuality.

In so doing, the foundations for successful education will be laid. Our expectations are based upon traditional values and high expectations."

About us

Drapers’ Academy is proud to introduce its new Sixth Form.  It will provide young adults with a fantastic opportunity to achieve their full potential, in whatever field that may be.  Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills and gain experience to give them greater choice as they move into higher education and the world of work.

The staff are committed to the development of every student through a personalised curriculum.  They want to share their passion for their subjects and inspire the students through imaginative and creative teaching.  They will be encouraged to read beyond the curriculum and become independent learners

We expect the students to maintain high standards academically and in terms of their behaviour.  They will have a critical role to inspire and mentor other year groups in the school.  The students will get the opportunity to take on responsibilities within the school and the local community.

The Sixth Form will work with its partners to allow students to develop their academic knowledge and leadership qualities.  The Draper’s Company and Queen Mary University are committed to support our students and encourage their ambition and determination.


Facilities available

As a newly built school designed for modern learning Drapers’ Academy Sixth Form (opening in September 2012) will offer exceptionally good facilities covering all areas of the curriculum, as well as extensive sports facilities. Close links with Queen Mary Univeristy (QMU) will offer unique academic opportunities as well as guaranteed prospects for further study at QMU.

The covered ‘Street’ that runs the length of the Academy building will culminate in the Sixth Form area reflecting progression through school life. The Sixth Form area, whilst physically in the same building, is a dedicated area, with common room area and catering faciltities, as well as dedicated classrooms, and areas specifically designed for independent study and collaborative work.

Additional support

We are committed to developing every student through a personalised curriculum.

What can you expect from us?

  • Excellent choice of academic courses at A Level.
  • Outstanding state of the art facilities to stimulate every aspect of learning.
  • Strong pastoral support to guide students through the transition to A Levels and throughout their education at Drapers’Academy
  • Excellent support from our partners including a place at Queen Mary University for any student who achieves the specific course entry requirements.
  • A sponsored medical school place at Queen Mary University for the best qualified candidate. For further details on criteria please.
  • Personal I.T equpiment (an iPad for all students) to support learning.
  • Class sizes which allow personlised attention.
  • Academic mentoring and tracking to guide students.
  • Careers, work shadowing and higher education programme.
  • 5½ hours of teaching per subject per week.
  • Enrichment programme to support wider learning and skill acquisition.
  • High standards and expectations of academic performance, enthusiasm and behaviour.
  • Learner success

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    How to apply

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

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