Atlantic Academy Portland

Dorset, United Kingdom

Location: Dorset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 19 years

About Atlantic Academy Portland

Our Academy

The Academy became Atlantic Academy in September 2017, joining Aspirations Academies Trust.  We are quite unique in that we are a truly ‘all through’ Academy, with all years housed within the same school building. This allows for many opportunities and shared planning chances.

At Atlantic we are passionate about excellence in all aspects of a child’s life, giving students the very best start possible. We have high aspirations, and believe students should:

  • Believe in themselves
  • Be actively engaged in their learning
  • See the connection in what they want to become and what they are doing
  • Have disruption free learning
  • Have access to a challenging academic curriculum offer
  • Not dwell on barriers but seek solutions

Our success so far

We have witnessed a remarkable turnaround in all aspects of the Academy, with the expectations having immediately raised outcomes.  The calm and purposeful atmosphere supports all aspects of learning, the mantra of Work Hard, Be Kind permeates throughout the buildings and into the community. The success and recognition has created growing numbers on roll, and next year we expect both reception and Year 7 to be at capacity. We have year groups of 60 in Primary and 120 in Secondary which helps promote the unique and supportive atmosphere at the Academy.

In 2018, after one year as an Academy:

  • Top 13 most improved (based on P8) Secondary schools in the country
  • 2nd most improved (based on P8) Secondary school in Dorset
  • Best performing school in Weymouth and Portland
  • Top 1 % of Primary schools (based on combined KS2) in Dorset
  • Top 8% Nationally for Reading
  • Most progress, and top performing in reading in all Weymouth and Portland schools, 3rd highest performing school in Dorset. 
  • Moderated progress in Writing,TOP performing school in Weymouth and Portland, 3rd  in whole of Dorset.Top 10% of schools nationally
  • Top 20% of schools nationally for Maths - Primary

We have several further mantras that support our vision:

‘100% Every day. No Shortcuts’

‘Excellence is a habit’

‘Climbing the mountain to university’

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Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262