Oxfam - Behind the Barcode 2018-11-08
Thank you for your interest in Macmillan Academy. I hope that you will find this site useful and informative.
Thank you for your interest in Macmillan Academy. I am very privileged to be Principal of a thriving and happy community which offers students an engaging and rounded education that supports academic achievement but also develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work.
We place a great deal of emphasis on preparing students for successful futures; while it seems a long way off for students who enter Year 7, it is important to us that when they eventually complete their education they leave with a sense of pride and optimism for what their future may hold. We are very proud to be able to say that in recent years, all of our Year 13 leavers have either achieved university places or secured employment.
Whilst at the academy, students will have many opportunities for personal development, whether through sport, the arts or outdoor learning. They will be encouraged to undertake volunteer work and to raise money for charities, as well as to develop responsibility for themselves, their environment and others. We also strive to promote a global mindset in our students through our international links and focus on current affairs through our student-led television broadcasts.
Staff at the academy are highly committed and seek to offer exciting learning opportunities for students as well as providing appropriate levels of support, challenge and care. Students here feel highly valued as individuals and are proud to be part of our calm and supportive learning environment.
At Macmillan, we work closely with parents and I am pleased that Ofsted inspectors recently commented on how “parents are very supportive of the school and its achievements”. One of the most rewarding events in the academy’s calendar is our annual awards evening, in which all students, staff and parents unite in celebrating and applauding the many successes of our students right through from Year 7 to Year 13.