Peterborough, United Kingdom
About Stanground Academy
The new Stanground Academy opened on 1 April 2012 and is one of the Greenwood Academies Trust’s Group of Academies, replacing the predecessor Stanground College. The Academy has since undergone a £24M building project and now boasts state of the art” buildings providing academic, vocational and sports facilities for pupils and staff. These include fully-equipped specialist rooms, extensive sports facilities, a dance studio, a theatre and high tech ICT equipment.
The Academy hosts an ambitious and dynamic environment with a shared vision to create an outstanding Academy which the local community both needs and deserves. They aspire to ensure that every student reaches their full potential irrespective of their starting point by providing exceptional learning opportunities both in the classroom and through an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities. The Academy, offers a positive team ethos within a supportive and friendly working environment. The staff are highly motivated, exceedingly hard working and committed to achieving the highest standards in every aspect of their role.
Peterborough is known as the green city of the East of England. It is a city surrounded by beautiful countryside including 2,000 acres of riverside parkland, embracing Ferry Meadows and the Nene Park, with access to a vast range of outdoor leisure activities to enjoy.
The excellent rail and road links to the city ensure that it is easily accessible to the highly desirable towns and beautiful villages in rural areas located close to Peterborough. Peterborough is connected by rail with the nearby towns of Stamford, Grantham, Ely, and Huntingdon along with direct connections to some of the largest cities in the regions such as Cambridge and London. London is just a mere forty-five minutes away by train!
The Greenwood Academies Trust and the Senior Leadership Team at the Academy are passionate about professional development. The CPD programme in place encompasses regular training days, voluntary drop-in workshops, calendared mentoring and opportunities to share outstanding practise. This is strengthened by the Trusts vision to develop its own high quality leaders and opportunities for further career progression are available across the Academy and the Trust.
Teachers are enthusiastic and work really hard to help you do well. There is always extra support when you need it.- Sixth Form Student
I feel I am respected as an individual.- Year 11 Student
Teachers work hard for each other. They go the extra mile for their colleagues and our students.- Paul Hughes
My role is continually challenging and I feel we are rapidly moving forward in many areas. There is a real energy in the Academy. The students are great.- Carol Durrans
From my first day I have felt supported and valued. I knew immediately I was going to enjoy working here. The atmosphere is positive and I also feel there are opportunities for progression.- Rob Sleight