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I am incredibly proud to be entering my third year as Principal of Stanchester Academy with another exceptional set of examination results behind us.  Yet again our students and the staff supporting them did themselves and us proud and will now be embarking on exciting new ventures for which we wish them all the success they deserve.

Stanchester Academy has an exceptional and unique ethos.  Our relentless focus on the personal growth of each and every one of our students was recognised last year by Parliament who asked us to contribute to their annual Parliamentary Review.  The article centres around one of our key priorities over the last two years – our sense of community.  At Stanchester we have created a community that is not only incredibly proud of its’ achievements and those of each and every member but a community with a sense of academic purpose that is equalled by a sense of cohesion in our commitment to character development.  To read the full article and to understand the incredible journey the school has been on over the last few years click here.

Our drive to create the ethos we have achieved comes from an absolute belief that children will achieve when they are happy, when they are healthy, when they are interested and when they have belief and confidence.  These are the fundamental building blocks from which we have built our curriculum, our reward system and our learning experiences.  They are the building blocks that will enable our students to leave our Academy and embark on exciting futures as creative, responsible, self-aware, respectful and imaginative young citizens with an enormous variety of experiences to draw upon for the rest of their lives.

At Stanchester we pride ourselves on the outstanding level of enrichment our students are able to access.  Much of this through the curriculum and various trips and visits – locally and abroad – not least our World Challenge expeditions to Equador, Zambia and Malawi but also our history festivals, geography field trips, science fairs, theatre visits, University visits and many more.  But also through the additional hours our staff commit to the personal development of students through the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Surf Academy, Ten Tors, trips to Valencia and Paris and our year seven Adventure Service Challenge to name but a few.  We know that for many young people it is these achievements and opportunities that shape their futures, it is these experiences which enable them to communicate well, to demonstrate their wide range of skills beyond academic excellence and which challenge them to reach beyond their expectations, inspiring their ambitions.

As ever, I am incredibly excited to be embarking upon another year as the leader of such a dynamic, positive and ambitious school.  We continue to welcome enormous numbers of visitors who regularly praise the warmth that permeates throughout our Academy and comment on the pride that shines through students and staff alike.

If you would like to come and visit our superb learning environment please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange your visit.

Amy Joynes





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