Atlantic Academy Portland
Dorset, United Kingdom
About Atlantic Academy Portland
The Academy became Atlantic Academy in September 2017, joining Aspirations Academies Trust. We are quite unique in that we are a truly ‘all through’ Academy, with all years housed within the same school building. This allows for many opportunities and shared planning chances.
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, and next year we expect both reception and Year 7 to be at capacity. 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’
I felt the students growing sense of ambition as I toured the school. The work that you and your staff are doing to raise aspirations and expectations of behaviour are obviously having affect’- Bradley Simmons HMI, Regional Director South West
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.
Just been on an action tour of Atlantic Academy wow, what a difference to this time last year! Feeling positive.’- Parent
There is now an air of calm, order and discipline, which was so badly needed, my congratulations for instilling it’- Richard Drax MP