Student Welfare

All students belong to one of four houses. Each house is led by a senior member of staff who, along with your child’s tutor, has oversight of your child’s wellbeing in the academy.

House Leaders are:

Brunel Mr West
Elgar Mr Collins
Pankhurst Mrs Keeler
ShakespeareMrs Zietsman


We have a highly skilled team of pastoral support staff, all of whom are available to students and parents throughout the academy day. 

Mrs J Cullum   Inclusion Manager
Mrs T Ransford Attendance Officer
Mrs H Clarke     House Manager
Mrs D SteerHouse Manager
Mrs J Whitworth  Student Services Manager

There are a variety of different services within the academy which can support your child in all aspects of academy life. These include: 

Student Reception 

Student Reception is a service available to all students in the academy. It is based on the second floor and is open every day at break and lunchtime. Students should go to Student Reception if they need to sign in or out of the academy or have any safeguarding concerns. 

Student Services 

Student Services is on the first floor. Student Service Managers and House Managers are available to offer support, making sure students are able to focus on learning during lessons.   A variety of support is offered, including both individual and small group sessions depending on students’ needs.    

First Aid 

We have a team of staff who are trained first aiders. They are able to deal with minor ailments and injuries, as well as providing immediate assistance in an emergency situation where medical support is called upon.