Atlantic Academy Portland

Dorset, United Kingdom

Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 16 years

About Atlantic Academy Portland

Our Academy

Atlantic Academy is an all-through school based in Portland, and has already made great waves in transforming the education of students in Portland in the last 4 years, leading the way in the highest standards of education as well as disruption free learning.  Atlantic Academy is gaining a local and national reputation for rapid sustained improvement.

At Atlantic we are passionate about excellence in all aspects of a child’s life, giving students the very best start possible. We have high aspirations, and believe students should:

  • Believe in themselves
  • Be actively engaged in their learning
  • See the connection in what they want to become and what they are doing
  • Have disruption free learning
  • Have access to a challenging academic curriculum offer
  • Not dwell on barriers but seek solutions

Our success so far

We have witnessed a remarkable turnaround in all aspects of the Academy, with the expectations having immediately raised outcomes.  The calm and purposeful atmosphere supports all aspects of learning, the mantra of Work Hard, Be Kind permeates throughout the buildings and into the community. The success and recognition has created growing numbers on roll.  We have year groups of 60 in Primary and 120 in Secondary which helps promote the unique and supportive atmosphere at the Academy.

We have several further mantras that support our vision:

‘100% Every day. No Shortcuts’

‘Excellence is a habit’

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Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262
What people say about us

I wanted to write and thank you all for such a fun filled Science week. My child absolutely loved it and was so excited to see what experiment they were learning each day. So much so we had to replicate some at home. I think Atlantic Academy really does stand alone with the dedication, thought and care shown by everyone and by demonstrating that learning really is fun!

- Primary Parent

The happiness of my children and the progress they are all making is brilliant. This is purely down to excellent teachers who bring out the best in them as little individuals.’

- Secondary Parent.

'Atlantic Academy sits proudly on the southernmost point of Portland. Leaders share pupils' pride in the uniqueness of the setting. They are building strong relationships with the community and make the most of their surroundings. From Reception to Year 11, pupils show respect for each other. The school is a calm and orderly place, where pupils can learn without disruption.'

- Ofsted

There is now an air of calm, order and discipline, which was so badly needed, my congratulations for instilling it’

- Richard Drax MP