Business Academy Bexley
Secondary School Prospectus
â&#x20AC;&#x153; The level of pride of the students and staff shows it must be a great school.â&#x20AC;? Parent
Welcome to The Business Academy Bexley At the Business Academy Bexley, staff and students have a strong sense of pride in their achievements. We value effort, teamwork and leadership as essential qualities for success. We provide a positive and supportive learning environment where students can become independent learners and fulfil their academic and personal potential. Through the latest technology, innovative teaching and an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities, our aim is that students can realise their aspirations whilst developing tolerance and mutual respect.
â&#x20AC;&#x153; We have high expectations of our students and staff. We believe in sustainable improvement, building upon our success, so that each student can fulfil their potential.â&#x20AC;? Chair of Governors
A Sense of Pride At the Academy we value effort, teamwork and leadership as essential qualities for success.
We are extremely proud of our Senior Students and Subject Prefects from Years 7 – 13. Their voices are making a difference in areas that really matter Our motto ‘No Goal is Beyond our such as teaching and learning, the Reach’ and our unswervingly high expectations have contributed to our provision of clubs and activities, the mentoring and support for new and progress and success. existing students and the environment and resources available to them.
“ The exceptionally good initiative of the student leadership scheme enables students of all years to assume leadership responsibilities well.” Ofsted
â&#x20AC;&#x153; The impact of the business and enterprise focus results in students developing sound business and entrepreneurial skills to prepare them for the next stage in their lives.â&#x20AC;? Ofsted
“ I like school because I learn new things, and am expected to work very hard.” 04
Year 8 Student
Realising Potential Having been recognised as being in the top 10% of all schools nationally for continuous improvements in our GCSE results, as well as making excellent progress academically we place enormous emphasis on developing the full potential of every learner throughout the school and into our vibrant sixth form. Our curriculum is well matched to students’ needs, with a wide range of courses available for all abilities, including the most able and students who require additional support in learning. A personalised and diverse curriculum enables us to ensure our learners develop the broad range of skills they need to meet the challenges of the future.
“ The school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well and this has a significant impact on the positive values that students develop.” Ofsted
A Sense of Belonging
We have a highly effective pastoral system. Each year group has a Head of Learning, a Senior Intervention Tutor and a team of tutors who provide the care, guidance and support that every child needs. Learners have tutor time every day, which is carefully structured to provide a range of essential learning activities including current affairs and citizenship and ensures that any difficulties are resolved quickly. Although tutor groups are organised in years, our House system is structured vertically enabling students from all ages to work together. This combination provides students with a strong sense of belonging to the community.
â&#x20AC;&#x153; Students see it as part of their responsibility to encourage understanding and tolerance for people from different backgrounds.â&#x20AC;? 06
â&#x20AC;&#x153; Good information, advice and guidance help students to make good decisions about their courses and life after the Academy.â&#x20AC;? Ofsted
We see education as a partnership and believe in strong links between school and home. We welcome and value your involvement and participation in the life of the Academy and the education of your child. We also place high value on our working relationship with our local community, businesses and wider organisations.
“ The school has a good relationship with parents and I’m kept informed about my children’s progress.” 08
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Business Academy Bexley
Yarnton Way, Erith, Kent DA18 4DW Tel: 0208 320 4800 Fax: 0208 320 4810 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.thebusinessacademy.org