Why Choose Us?
Welcome to Barclay Academy, and thank you for showing an interest in our school. Barclay is a welcoming and inclusive community, dedicated to providing an exceptionally high-quality, broad and balanced education that is on a par with the best schools in the country. The values of our trust and our academy are fundamental to the approach that we take.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional curriculum that provides all students with a broad and balanced foundation of knowledge. Working with the Curriculum Centre at Future Academies, we provide an education that offers opportunities in art, music, drama and other creative arts, as well as in the more traditionally academic subjects such as English, Mathematics, History and Latin.
We want students to be able to experience the very best of that which has been thought and said, and to develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. To this end, we also offer a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities for students to experience outside their timetabled lessons.
We have the very highest aspirations for all students at Barclay Academy, and are committed to ensuring that they in turn have the very highest aspirations for themselves. We aim for exceptional exam outcomes, but recognise that an education is worth much more than a student’s final grades. Education brings with it the freedom to make choices, and we aim for students at our school to be able to make the right choices for themselves, whether that be the choice to progress to a top university, or to seek a high-quality alternative such as a technical qualification or apprenticeship. To this end, we offer a dedicated and bespoke Careers Information and Guidance service, comprised of a variety of programmes and events to guide students towards future success and fulfilling, happy lives.
At Barclay Academy, we are proud of our calm, supportive and focussed environment. Mutual respect between all members of the entire academy community is the vital component that ensures our students are free to progress in their learning, and therefore we promote high standards of interpersonal conduct. We have high expectations with regards to student conduct, and our school systems of reward and sanction are applied fairly, consistently and proportionately.
We welcome visitors to our academy to find out more about what we do and why we do it.