Capital City Academy
Brent, United Kingdom
About Capital City Academy
Capital City Academy is an amazing and vibrant place. We believe it should be a pleasure to work or study at Capital City Academy and the wellbeing of students and staff is high on the agenda. Capital City Academy opened in 2003 as one of the first ever academies, offering a high quality education within a fantastic, state of the art building. The dramatic all-glass design creates a sense of high expectations among staff and students. We are fortunate to enjoy large grounds, exceptional sports facilities and arts resourcing whilst being located close to the centre of London with the excellent transport links and opportunities that this affords. Our values of Determination, Integrity, Curiosity and Empathy inform all our work, define our houses and ensure we provide an exceptional environment for learning and discovery.
Capital has become increasingly oversubscribed. Capital 6, our sixth form, has approximately 200 students. Our students right across the school are a fantastic group of young people who deserve the very best. Student leadership is one of the foundations of our success and our Capital 6 students lead many areas of school life. Our website clearly demonstrates the pride that the students have in their school; it also showcases the range of activities on offer.
We were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in January 2019 and we believe that we offer an outstanding education in many ways. We are immensely proud of the Sports and Arts specialisms and the many unique opportunities and partnerships that this provides for our students.
The best thing about our school are- Student quote to Ofsted
“The academy provides opportunities for pupils in all year groups to take on roles of responsibility.”- Ofsted, 2015
“My son has been really helped by the table tennis programme. It has given him confidence and self-esteem that he is now using in other areas such as becoming a volunteer Reading Buddy with Year 7 students.”- Year 12 student
“Teaching is typically good and some outstanding. Teachers plan lessons that effectively build upon pupils’ previous knowledge and skills.”- Ofsted, 2015
“I am very happy I came to Capital. I did not realise I could do as well as I have. My friends and teachers really motivated me to believe in myself and be who I wanted to be.”- Year 13 student