Slough, United Kingdom
About Grove Academy
Grove Academy is the first all-through school to open in Slough and provides high quality education for 4 to 18 year olds. Grove is the second school to emerge from the unique collaboration of secondary schools in Slough. They created the SASH Education Trust as the vehicle to provide new educational choices for parents in the town. It is their joint passion for enhancing the life chances of the pupils of Slough that has driven the vision for Grove.
Grove opened in September 2017 on a temporary site on Wellington Street in central Slough whilst our brand new, multi-million pound building is built in the Chalvey area of the town. We opened with Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 7.
The school will grow each year, with 4 forms of entry at EYFS/primary and 6 forms at secondary (full capacity will be 1,940 including 6th form) growing slowly to enable us to establish clear ethos and expectations. A large academy, but with the heart of a small community school. Our children will work together in teaching and learning communities (TLCs) so that older students can provide good role models and mentor our younger pupils.
Our project based curriculum is developing via enquiry and ‘big questions’ and will enable pupils, from Reception upwards, to place their learning within a real life context with concrete experiences. We work closely with local businesses and organisations to ensure that our pupils leave Grove Academy with the skills and character that employers seek. To ensure a smooth transition from KS2 we will be delivering an innovative curriculum in KS3 which takes the best practices from both primary and secondary. It will mean that, alongside traditional subject teaching, we will extend aspects of our project ‘enterprise’ based curriculum into KS3 through cross curricular topic work.