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Dear Parents and Carers

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website which gives important information and a flavour of our activities and achievements. The individual student is and always will be at the centre of all we do. Each one is very precious to us and it is essential that all of our students enjoy the best education and experiences possible.

Our mission is to provide a positive, enjoyable and structured approach to learning where success is recognised and rewarded and students are encouraged to develop their skills. We offer a safe, secure environment with an aspirational ethos in which students can develop self-belief, self-discipline, consideration for others and enjoy positive relationships. All students have the opportunity to achieve their best. I am immensely proud of our staff and the support and guidance we give our students whatever their circumstances, abilities and aptitudes. Our curriculum is broad and challenging and our pastoral care is exemplary.

Please contact me if you would like a tour of our school and witness at first hand our excellent facilities, dedicated staff and wonderful students. I look forward to meeting you.


posted 30 Dec 2016, 11:53 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 02:58 by Glen Bone ]

Linda Stachura - Do You Believe?

posted 16 Dec 2016, 07:19 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:01 by Glen Bone ]

Do You Believe by Linda Stachura  

This song written and performed by Linda contains a lot of emotions and background from personal experiences. It was composed from the heart.

Linda hopes to pursue music at College and go travelling around Europe.

Another wonderful poem by Elijah Bura Year 10.

posted 7 Dec 2016, 03:46 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:02 by Glen Bone ]

You will all remember the last wonderful poem submitted to these pages by Elijah Bura Year 10. 

This is his latest offering for us all.   

The Lost Liner
As I sail through the deathly waters,
Slicing through the riptides of the ocean,
Stricken by the blackened waves, like mortars,
I am gently swayed within the motion.
Onwards,over the seven seas I glide,
Searching for that wooden sanctuary,
Bold and lonely, trudging ahead with pride,
Wishing I was not so solitary.
I see the horizon in the distance,
It beckons to me to rise from the rain,
Only to emerge to an existence,
Where I'm dizzied in darkness once again.
Now I'm stuck conversing with my sadness,
Drowning in a twisted sea of madness.


posted 6 Dec 2016, 15:02 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:03 by Glen Bone ]

Great Student ,Great Ambassador for our School and Fantastic Rugby Star !

posted 18 Nov 2016, 08:25 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:05 by Glen Bone ]

Harvey Smith is a delightful student whose big passion is rugby and he loves playing for Dartfordians RFC.

He has been on two tours with the club and was man of the match at both of them.

Harvey has played since he was 5 and is also very proud of his older brother in Year 11 who got him involved in Rugby and who tours in Holland shortly.

We wish him great rugby success in the future !

Ace Mechanic Louie Panayiotou

posted 18 Nov 2016, 08:12 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:07 by Glen Bone ]

Louie has been enjoying mechanics since he was 12 years old. His cousin has his own workshop in Crayford and that is where Louie excels; jacking up cars, servicing and taking out engines. He enjoys doing diagnostics and is determined to have his own garage and pass it through his family.

Louie has a natural feel for engines and mechanics and his enthusiasm is palpable. He personally would like a Porsche 924 Turbo and feels that is within his reach. He really enjoys what he calls real work and already be part of the real world.

Teddy and Danny Gibbons: Judo Champions!

posted 11 Nov 2016, 09:27 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:07 by Glen Bone ]

Update! Teddy Gibbons is pictured with his Southern Area Gold Medal in Judo which he won last year!

Teddy competes tomorrow in this years British Schools Open which as he is in an older category promises to be very tough indeed!

Teddy follows in the footsteps of his father Danny Gibbons who holds the British Masters Champion Gold Medal ! Danny won this recently in Scotland!

We wish Teddy and his father much continuing success and good luck for tomorrow Teddy! We all await  news of the contest!

Maisie Bevan and Connor Taylor Head Prefects and Executive Councillors Year 11

posted 9 Nov 2016, 10:08 by   [ updated 20 Jun 2017, 03:54 by Glen Bone ]

All students should be encouraged to take and accept responsibility. Therefore, it was a huge pleasure, alongside Mr Reavell, Head of Year 11, to be able to present two of our most deserving students with their Head Prefect badges today; they will also sit on our Executive Committee. The Academy is extremely proud of Maisie Bevan and Connor Taylor who exhibit all the fine qualities that marked them out for this great achievement.

Maisie is an exemplary student who loves Performing Arts and is a fantastic role model within our Academy. She is kind, courteous and shows great initiative. There is no doubt that she will go on to great things in her future and it will be a huge pleasure to watch her unfolding success as a great ambassador for the Academy.

Connor is shortly to embark on  a week with the Royal Marines at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, East Devon. Connor is a fitness fanatic and we are sure he will do the Academy proud on the assault courses and underwater tunnels which form part of the Royal Marines Commando training. We wish Connor and Maisie enormous success in their roles.

Power by Jermaine Croft

posted 9 Nov 2016, 06:09 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:12 by Glen Bone ]


It can grow into things, strong and evil,
Sometimes cruel, wrong, inhuman, illegal.
It can never be with one place, hand or person.
At the end of wars teaches a valuable lesson.

Power may crawl into evil's hands,
But can open a gate to angel's lands.
Can make a better world full of success,
But too often creates an ugly mess.

Some cannot be trusted with Power,
Because they make people shake, tremble, cower...
Supreme power cannot always be attained.
As it fragments...yet within our world...

Will never truly be contained.


posted 5 Nov 2016, 14:21 by   [ updated 16 Jun 2017, 03:13 by Glen Bone ]

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