Academy life (Our School day is at the bottom of this page)
“All pupils have a Form Tutor who oversees their academic progress and their personal development. We insist on high standards of uniform, behaviour and academic effort as we believe that these high standards will pay off for all of our students not only in school but throughout their lives. Healthy competition and team spirit are encouraged, both inside and outside the classroom, with numerous House competitions and activities so that students both compete and collaborate to be successful.
We have a wide range of before school and after school clubs (those who are very keen can arrive at 07:45 to participate in some of these!) We are blessed with outstanding facilities including a gym, complete with climbing wall, a fitness suite, a dance studio and an outdoor, floodlit, MUGA for tennis, netball and five-a-side football. And that’s not even mentioning the 10 acres of playing fields, for football, rugby, athletics, rounders and cricket.
Our music, art and design technology facilities are superb, to say nothing of our three hundred-seater theatre and I know you will be impressed by the creative talents of our pupils and the possibilities on offer here.The financial backing of Future Academies enables us to arrange cultural visits and experiences which open up new vistas into the Arts, Culture and Music. With Bushey train station just a few minutes away we have London on our doorstep.”
Safeguarding and wellbeing
“At The Grange Academy, we believe that every child deserves a personalised academic and pastoral support programme as they develop into young adults. Whilst we work on developing general key character traits with all students in Kindness, Resilience and Empathy we also ask students to identify and develop personal skills and attributes to make them better citizens.
To support this, we ensure that all students are safe, enjoy attending regularly, and have key adults supporting their school journey.
To do this, we are proactive in identifying and spotting weaknesses.
When incidents occur, our team of Form Tutors, Heads of Year and Pastoral leaders have the skills and interventions to facilitate a positive outcome.
This can sometimes involve the inclusion of external professionals to guide and improve students' physical and mental health, including Counsellors, Life Coaches, and Community Mentors. Alongside dealing quickly and effectively with issues such as bullying we are also keen to promote an environment that fosters cultural capital, allows for social mobility and celebrates different customs, traditions and orientations.”
At The Grange Academy we use the SIMS Parent app to share information about your child’s academic journey, accessed from a smartphone, tablet or computer, to help support your child’s development and progress.
It includes important information, such as details of your child's attendance, behaviour and achievement and access to their academy reports.
At our academy, we believe in creating inclusive environments that aim to meet the needs of all students.
We want to ensure that our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision offers appropriate support for those facing barriers to their learning.
We provide support within all four broad areas of SEND:
- cognition and learning
- communication and interaction
- sensory and physical
- social, emotional and mental health
Our school SENDCO leads on the provision for students with SEND, and Gary Aubin oversees provision for students with SEND across Future Academies, to ensure that it is of the highest standards.