The Global Academy

Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Location: Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 14 - 19 years

About The Global Academy

The Global Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 14-19 University Technical College (UTC), situated in Hayes in London. In the school year starting September 2017, the secondary school accepted 150 students aged 14 in Year 10, and 150 students aged 16 to study in Year 12. The UTC aims to welcome up to 800 students in the future. 

The school currently offers 50% of its places to students who live within a 5-mile radius of the Academy and the remaining 50% for students to join from anywhere in the UK. It caters for students of all abilities, and is state-funded, so there are no fees to pay.

Global Academy students work towards GCSE or A Level qualifications, at the same time as learning all the hands-on skills needed to work in the broadcast and digital media industry.


Jonty Archibald

Values and vision

The Global Academy lives by a culture of Obsession; they believe obsession is an attitude, a state of mind, not a literal thing. They believe is it about being passionate about every aspect of what you do and going the extra mile because you genuinely care and you love it! This is the context for the school, which believes the culture of obsession drives higher standards, innovation and helps the school to be completely distinctive.

By using obsession to underpin everything it does, the school hopes to create inquisitive, confident and reflective students who can harness their creativity to progress their own well-being and that of others. Its vision is to practically educate young people to be ready for life in the creative media sector, linking all education through its specialism in broadcast and digital media.

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Address: The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1HA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 019 9000