Our vision is best summed up by the academy’s mission statement which shows that Granville is committed to: 

  • Raising standards of achievement and creating opportunities for all students, regardless of needs, in order to develop their full potential and improve their life chances
  • Raising the aspirations of the whole academy community by creating a culture of continuous learning which celebrates success at all levels
  • Developing an academy that is the pride of the local area where students, parents, staff, governors and wider community feel safe, valued, listened to and welcomed for the diverse contribution they make to our academy life.

Our Ethos

Central to our ethos is the belief that how students learn matters just as much as what they learn. We are known as ‘The Small Academy With A Big Heart’ because we believe academic success is best achieved when students feel safe, happy and cared for.

Underpinning our vision is the belief that high expectations of student behaviour are the foundations upon which academy improvement is made. Standards and outcomes will continue to improve when student behaviour is excellent.  Calm and well-ordered classrooms allow good teaching to occur day in, day out. We believe that all students should be challenged to achieve their best, no matter their background or ability. 

Our rules and Code of Conduct are based on old-fashioned British values and a common sense approach.  We treat each other with respect and know that our academy is a happier place if we are all polite and courteous and treat each other as we like to be treated.  We encourage students to be responsible for their own behaviour but accept that young people will make mistakes and should be encouraged to learn from them.   We maintain, at all times, that Granville is a place of work and that wearing our uniform correctly, being punctual and getting into good habits are all excellent preparation for working life.

Teaching and Learning are at the heart of what we do and have improved significantly at Granville.  We believe that lessons are about learning and we challenge students to do their best every day, but there is still room for laughter and enjoyment. Granville is developing an ‘open door’ approach to teaching, where all teachers are passionate about working collaboratively to improve their practice and creating a vibrant climate for learning. 

Our broad curriculum enables students at all levels to succeed.  We have a wide range of GCSEs including EBacc and more practical subjects such as Dance and Drama. We are proud to be an inclusive academy, with both achievement and care at the heart of all that we do.

About Us

The academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm during term time.