Principal's Welcome

                                                

 

 

 

Welcome to the Granville Academy website.  We are thrilled to have joined The de Ferrers Trust from September 2017 and we look forward to continuing our improvement journey in close partnership with them.  

2017 saw our best ever examination results. 69% of our students achieved a grade 4 (previously C grade) or above in English and Maths.  77% of our students achieved the equivalent of a C grade or better in English, with 6% of our students achieving the top grade 9.  75% of students achieved a grade C equivalent or better in Maths, placing us just above the national average. 

We were thrilled with our overall performance in a wide range of subjects, which reflects the strong improvement journey of the academy in recent years. Indeed, the improvement journey has led to our largest ever Year 7 intake, putting us in the position of being oversubscribed in 2017-18.

We saw the prospect of joining The de Ferrers Trust as a fantastic opportunity to continue our work within a supportive, collaborative, local partnership, with a shared vision and ethos. 

Granville is committed to providing academic excellence within a caring and inclusive environment.  Our philosophy of ‘Aspire and Achieve’ is embedded across the academy and is reflected in our continual drive to secure the best outcomes for our students in all aspects of academy life.

Alongside our drive for sustained academic improvement is our view that every student matters and that they should enjoy and achieve whilst at Granville. We have the highest expectations of our students in all aspects of academy life and believe in developing them in each area – academic, social, moral and cultural.  The academy is thriving with creativity through sport, art, drama, music and language, and we actively promote the health, well-being, character and development of the whole person.

One of the key strengths of the academy is the positive relationships between staff and students. We have a friendly, respectful and harmonious environment throughout the academy.  We are truly inclusive and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Ofsted described Granville as “a harmonious community where all are treated with respect and tolerance and there is no discrimination.” Incidents of bullying are very rare and our strong Support and Guidance Team and clear expectations ensure that issues are dealt with so that the academy remains a calm and safe environment. Our students support each other and our vibrant academy council ensures that students are listened to and valued.

We have very high expectations of student behaviour, and our rules are based on the common sense principles which form our Code of Conduct. Students wear our uniform with pride and come to the academy ready to learn. 

At Granville, we believe in promoting traditional British values such as treating each other with respect, being tolerant of each other, being courteous and polite. We provide opportunities for students to develop as rounded citizens, enabling them to succeed and achieve in modern Britain. We have a strong commitment to helping and encouraging our students to make a positive contribution to their community. Granville is at the heart of the Woodville community, and we take every opportunity to be involved in joint events and projects.

We know that establishing a strong working partnership with you as parents/carers is essential to your child’s success. We hold regular information evenings and we are always willing to meet with you or contact you via email or telephone if you have any concerns or queries. Our form tutors will usually be the first point of contact and as we have a vertical tutor group system your child will, in most cases, have the same tutor throughout their time at the academy.

Of course, you cannot really get a true feeling about an academy from a website; you will only get this by coming to see us first hand. We would urge any prospective parents or carers to come and see us in action and experience what we have to offer first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact the academy reception on 01283 216765 and ask for Mrs Smith (Assistant Vice Principal) who will gladly arrange a tour of the academy.

Members of the public who have an enquiry should contact Mr Tilley or Mr Jackson (Vice Principals) and parents should contact their child's Form Tutor.

As you will see if you visit us, our building is old and tired in parts. We are very excited to have been granted a £5 million investment which will see much of the academy, including the Sports Hall, Science labs and Technology rooms, refurbished to the highest standards.

I look forward to meeting you.

 

Jo Kingswood
Principal

About Us

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