Chelsea Academy

Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Chelsea Academy


Thank you for your interest in joining Chelsea Academy as a member of staff. We hope that the information below, our website, corporate video and careers video will give you a flavour of our Academy. We are a warm and inclusive place to work and have a settled and happy staff. We invest time, energy and resources into all our staff so that they feel happy and professionally stimulated as well as supported as employees. Everyone who works at Chelsea Academy gets the following benefits:

  • Private healthcare
  • A laptop
  • A free lunch
  • Access to employee assistance
  • Wellbeing Wednesday activities
  • Bespoke professional development
  • Access to a cutting edge learning platform
  • Relentless focus on pedagogy and curriculum development
  • Working in a fabulous building with amazing facilities

As well as taking care of you as a person we also offer fantastic students and embedded behaviour and teaching and learning policies. We know our students well and we know what works in the classroom and what doesn't. Through a network of support we ensure that all staff have an induction period and are given training and development on how we do things at Chelsea Academy. Whilst there is no 'one way' of doing things here, teaching staff work collaboratively to ensure a rigorous focus on teaching, learning and assesment. Our approach works, our results improved year on year and at both GCSE and A level we are now in the top 20% of schools nationally.

As well as a commitment to academic success for all of our students we also ensure that we have an Extended Curriculum programme. We work with many agencies and organisations to support our students and have strong links with both local and national employers. We want all our students to flourish and be prepared for their next steps.

Our vision, mission and values

Chelsea Academy is Anchored in Christ

Our Vision: Learning together to flourish

Our Mission: Work Hard, Be Kind, No Excuses

Our Values: Servant Leadership, Perseverance,   Joy, Forgiveness, Charity

Throughout their time at Chelsea Academy each student will flourish, benefitting from a rich academic curriculum and strong pastoral care. Learning will excite, inspire and challenge. Beyond the taught curriculum there will be many opportunities for students to develop their interests and passions. We aspire to acknowledge and embrace vulnerability. All students will develop: resilience, wisdom, hope and skills with which to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Further Information

Chelsea Academy is an outstanding academy, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track record of excellent examination success and first class staff development. We combine traditional values and high standards with an innovative approach to learning and teaching and a strong commitment to staff development. The Academy’s specialism is the sciences and we also offer 10% of our places to students with a musical aptitude. Visitors to the school have consistently commented on the high standards of behaviour, enthusiasm for learning and confidence of our students, as well as the Academy’s stunning new £43m building.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS. In 2019 we achieved our best ever GCSE results in terms of both progress and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is an excellent place to work and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you don't see a post that you are interested in then please do contact us and ask to be kept on our recruitment database.

Current Awards and Accreditation

We are currently the proud holders of the following awards or accreditation:

  • Ofsted Outstanding - May 2012
  • SIAMS Outstanding - July 2012 and July 2017
  • Investors in People Gold - expires 2020
  • SSAT TEEP Ambassador School
  • Quality in Careers Award - July 2018
  • NACE Challenge Award - 2021
  • Rolls Royce Science Finalist 2018-2019

You can find further information about the Academy on our website. Links from this section of the website include our SIAMS report, Ofsted report and performance data.

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Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
What people say about us

I feel extremely supported at Chelsea Academy and comfortable in approaching any of the leadership team with any concerns in the knowledge it will be dealt with professionally and without judgement. I love my job at the school.

- Staff survey 2019

I think Chelsea Academy is a great place to work. I personally have enjoyed my time here though it is not for the fainthearted.

- Staff Survey 2019

I love working here!

- Staff survey 2019

100% of staff are proud to work at Chelsea Academy

- Staff Survey. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019