The Skinners' Kent Academy
Kent, United Kingdom
About The Skinners' Kent Academy
The Skinners’ Kent Academy is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is a non-selective school in a local authority that operates a selective system. It is situated in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and there are around 770 pupils on its roll.
The Skinners’ Kent Academy occupies a £21.4 million facility. The school opened in 2009 and in its 2016 inspection was rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. It is part of the Skinners’ family of schools. The Skinners’ Company is one of the 12 great livery companies in the City of London.
Values and vision
The secondary school was founded on principles of high standards and high aspirations. It aims to be a emotionally enriching place with a culture of active participation.
Teachers seek to create, develop and maintain an education that provides opportunities for success for all. The Skinners’ Kent Academy aims to celebrate the achievement of everyone, in all aspects of life.
“The school is led by an exceptional and ambitious executive principal, skilfully supported by the principal, senior team and governors. Together they have created a culture based on the belief that all pupils can achieve well. Excellent behaviour in classrooms and around the school means that pupils get on very well together and are exceptionally keen to learn. They are polite, friendly and very supportive of each other. Disadvantaged pupils make similar and sometimes better progress than other pupils nationally because school leaders ensure that they receive extensive and effective support.”