Accessibility links

Welcome to The Dukeries Academy

A warm welcome to the Stella Smedley Post-16 Centre and our new prospectus. We are really fortunate at The Dukeries to be able to offer both academic and vocational courses to suit all of our post-16 students.

The Dukeries Post-16 experience encompasses academic, vocational, extra-curricular and social activities. Our aim is twofold: to help you achieve your best possible qualifications whilst giving you every opportunity to develop as a person. In short, we aim to give you the best possible preparation for your future.

Our Post-16 centre is more than just a place to gain qualifications. It is a bridge between school and higher education, employment or higher Level Apprenticeships where you will enjoy developing skills, responsibility and self-discipline as a member of a caring and vibrant community.

You will find this a warm and friendly place and our staff will help you to settle in quickly. I can guarantee that these will be two of the most important and memorable years of your life.

The best way to truly appreciate what we can provide at The Dukeries is to come and see it. Please do join us at our Post-16 Options Evening which takes place in the Summer Term each year.

Mr I Barton


About us

We believe that there are a number of features which make the Stella Smedley Post 16 Centre a unique and rewarding place to study. 

Our post 16 centre offers a personalised experience for all of our students whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum offer. We are able to provide a comprehensive number of Level 3 qualifications for students on both academic and vocational pathways. 

There is a selection of over 20 different subject choices for our students, which bears comparison with any post 16 provider in the area.

We recognise the importance placed on active learning and therefore often have small class sizes to afford staff the ability to nurture yet challenge each individual student. We have a strong belief in enrichment activities and in an effective pastoral care system to ensure that we are advancing the moral, social and personal development of all our students.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016

Key information