The Streetly Academy
Walsall, United Kingdom
About The Streetly Academy
The Streetly Academy will develop its students and staff, and working with parents, enable our PRIDE values in everything we do.
The Streetly Academy is a 1500 strong, 11-18 Sports College in the heart of the community. Streetly Academy enjoys an enviable reputation as a school that not only produces high levels of academic achievement, but also focuses on developing rounded and grounded young people. There are currently 1536 students on roll including 243 in the Sixth Form.
Staff well-being is at the centre of our operations. We have a low staff turnover, significantly below the national average, and a staff absence rate of nearly half that of schools nationally. This is because we look after our staff, including a health care plan for every employee to cover some of the costs of keeping you well for services such as dental, physio, and eye care, with the addition of counselling and fast track to consultant appointments should you be carrying the worry of a health scare. The cost of this plan is covered by the school.
There are 2 things that drive us at The Streetly Academy, Values and Achievement. We have adopted the Olympic Values that sit at the very centre of everything we do. Personal Excellence, Respect and Friendship, Inspiration, Determination and Courage, and Equality (PRIDE) are values that are universally shared, and help our students maximise their achievement. Not only are we proud of our results, we are equally proud of our well-mannered, helpful, and well-presented students.
We have an extensive Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, Sports Leaders programmes and a highly effective Pupil Leadership Team whose views are sought on everything from senior staff appointments to improvements in teaching and learning. Via our pupil engagement strategy, we successful enable our students to lead and take responsibility on a wide variety of issues, from learning spaces to gardens, e-learning to the environment.
Our attractive site boasts superb facilities, particularly in the area of our sports specialism, with a a full-size synthetic turf pitch, 4 court sports hall, gym and fitness area, dance studio, swimming pool, and now the country’s first and only school based Padel Tennis facility. We are particularly proud of the contribution our Sixth Form Students make to the life of the school.
At Streetly, all teaching staff and every student has access to a one-to-one device, a Google Chromebook. Central to our school ethos of developing 21st century learners, our reputation for being leaders in using technologies for education is both national and international.
Pastorally, students are organised in year groups and are also members of one of five houses. This has improved pastoral staff impact on raising academic achievement. Students are taught in mixed ability groups in Foundation subjects and are set according to ability in Core subjects, MFL and PE.
The Streetly Academy is located on the border between Sutton Coldfield and Walsall, about 8 miles from central Birmingham. We are situated adjacent to Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe at just over 900 hectares, with a mix of heath land, wetlands and marshes, seven lakes and extensive woodlands. The park boasts a handful of quality restaurants, two 18-hole golf courses, a number of children’s playgrounds, a visitors’ centre and even a donkey sanctuary! For more information on the local area please click here
I have enjoyed working alongside the staff from TA's to Teachers. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. There is nothing I have not enjoyed whilst working here.- Teaching Assistant - Exit Interview July 2021
Amazing friends / colleagues that have become like family. People within the department are supportive of each other. Most students are very respectful and a pleasure to teach.- Teacher - Exit interview July 2021
Work with friendly colleagues who help, family orientated work force who will assist when needed. Not having kids currently but knowing I will be helped where available in future is a reassuring thing from an employee viewpoint- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
I do feel as though this is a good school to be in. Of course there are some exceptions but generally behaviour is good. The building and grounds are pleasant to work in. I feel as though I could go to other adults if I need help with something. I feel my department is supportive.- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
I have worked at Streetly for 15 years and having worked in other schools it is by far the best. The way the school is managed more so in the past few years and I have always felt well supported.- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
Overall I am very pleased with the attitude of this school and staff. I know my child will thrive at this school. Academic and pastoral care is excellent.- Parent - Year 9 options evening Feb 2020
We are very happy with the progress and attainment this year. He has settled really well and made friends.- Year 7 Parent - May 2019
Daughter loves coming to school Work is exceeding. Teachers are wonderful. PE opportunities outstanding. No complaints.- Year 7 Parent - May 2019
“I have four children at Streetly and I am very happy my children are part of the school as its outstanding”- Year 9 Parent - Feb 2019
The support my son and myself have received from this school has been amazing. My son is academically very bright but has struggled with personal issues and has been incredibly well supported throughout. I would like to mention Mrs Quinn and Mr J Harris.”- Year 11 Parent - Feb 2019