About The Colchester Academy
Colchester Academy opened to students on Monday 6 September 2010.
Colchester Academy aims to be the first choice provider of outstanding learning for the community of Colchester and beyond. The Academy will provide exciting and challenging academic, vocational and social learning opportunities. The Academy will prepare students for a rapidly changing world and nurture a philosophy of lifelong learning that they will maintain into adulthood. All students and staff will be nurtured, motivated and encouraged to be the best they can be.
Colchester Academy’s ethos is founded on a set of key principles which will inspire and be evident in all the Academy does. These principles are:
Harnessing the specialisms of English and Health Sciences to reflect the Sponsors’ commitment to support the Academy in promoting healthy lifestyle choices and raising levels of literacy in order to improve the life chances of all young people in Colchester and beyond. Students of all ages will be enthused and motivated by the specialisms and the design and use of the new building. These will provide all students with outstanding vocational and academic learning opportunities.
A culture of high aspirations, high achievement and success for all, with students celebrating and taking pride in their own and others achievements, inspiring them and making them feel good about learning and life. The Academy will be proud of all its learners, young or old, pupil or teacher, as everyone will be considered learners within the Academy and all will aspire to become life-long learners.
Respect for others and self, with all people feeling valued. The Academy will achieve excellence through inclusion, where all discrimination is eliminated, equality promoted and diversity embraced in all its aspects. Students will be able to flourish and know they have a fair and equal chance to achieve their potential irrespective of ability, belief, gender or ethnicity.
A secure and healthy environment which is at the heart of the community, and meeting the learning and social needs of adults as well as young people. The Academy will become a key community resource, acting as a local social and economic hub. The Academy building, both inside and outside, will be designed to create an environment where all feel safe, secure and welcomed and healthy life styles will be promoted.