Acland Burghley School

Camden, United Kingdom

Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Acland Burghley School

Our vision:
Acland Burghley’s diverse, inclusive and truly comprehensive community will be recognised across London as a centre for excellence in learning, where all students are supported and challenged to engage creatively, collaboratively and rigorously to fulfil high ambitions for themselves and for the school.

Acland Burghley students will have the qualifications, skills, resilience and insight to meet the demands of working, family and community life, and the empathy, confidence and will to work with others to achieve a better future.

Creating excellence together
We are proud to be a true comprehensive and value every one of our students as the individuals they are. Our diverse and inclusive community sustains a stimulating, rich and harmonious learning environment. We work together to seek out and develop individual talent, aiming for outstanding achievement from everyone. We have our sights set on excellence and know it is within the grasp of all.

We champion creativity across the curriculum as a stimulating route to personal development, self-confidence and success. We build students’ ability to think creatively, express themselves effectively, find their personal passions and engage with the world around them. Our students confront new ideas through confident exploration and create diverse, personal and discerning responses. They become expert learners and teachers.

We are preparing our students to lead successful, happy and fulfilled lives and to recognise the mutual benefits and obligations that stem from being part of a community. They learn to stand up for what matters. Our high expectations for collaboration, respect and personal responsibility lead to strong and positive relationships. Excellent standards of behaviour flow from a shared understanding between staff, students and parents of the right way to behave in a learning community.

All students participate fully, building their confidence, enjoyment and capacity for leadership. Their unique contributions sustain Acland Burghley as a vibrant, forward-looking and innovative community.

The school – brief facts
Acland Burghley is a mixed comprehensive school in the London Borough of Camden.  We have seven tutor groups in each year group. Since Camden has four girls-only schools and one boys-only school, we have more boys than girls. Acland Burghley School currently has about 35% girls overall.

The school is part of the popular and highly successful LaSWAP post-16 consortium with Parliament Hill, La Sainte Union and William Ellis Schools.

The school is popular, entirely local in character and reflects the diversity of the residents in our area, with a balanced intake of ability and social class. The majority of the intake comes from 10 primary schools in Camden and Islington.

There is a strong emphasis on creativity and participation in a wide range of arts activities and events. Governors and staff are nonetheless committed to a curriculum with breadth and balance.

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Address: Burghley Road, London, NW5 1UJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 74858515