Kent, United Kingdom
About Ebbsfleet Academy
Ebbsfleet Academy is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Swanscombe, Kent. The school is located next to Manor Community Primary School and is a short distance from the River Thames.
There are 579 students on the school roll, taught between the ages of 11 and 18. The school is made up of four houses: Bell, Drake, Scott and Sherman. Selected GCSE English classes are taught with a single-sex "Grammar School Environment" approach.
Gurjit Kaur Shergill
Values and vision
To be an outstanding community academy, whose focus is on learning, as well as on personal and social development, and to be ambitious for all regardless of circumstance.
Do you want to transform lives? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to work in an academy that is fast becoming the number one school of choice in the local community and has improved results by over 30% in three years, with a 5A*- C figure last summer of 56%? Do you want to join a hardworking and passionate team of staff in an academy characterised by high aspirations, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour? Do you want to work in a school that has firm discipline and crystal clear rules (that are enforced) alongside a strong current of care, encouragement and reward? Do you want to be a part of a growing trust, the Brook Learning Trust, led by an inspiring CEO, a trust with a clear moral purpose and vision, and one which has at its heart our values of integrity, respect, courage, optimism, excellence, accountability?
The Ebbsfleet Academy opened in September 2013; we are on a journey to become an over-subscribed school that children walk to, with their friends, where they enjoy coming and a school of which they feel proud. We are building an ethos that creates a belief that we can all achieve our goals and better our futures. We are developing independent, resilient and respectful individuals, who are ready to learn for themselves. We want all our students to achieve the highest qualifications they can, but also to fulfil all their potential, academic and personal, sporting, creative and artistic. We want our pupils to leave school as well-rounded, confident young people, with an awareness of the wider world, and a desire and ambition to play an active part in it, all of which is encapsulated in The Ebbsfleet Academy’s motto - Aspire and Excel!
For more information about The Ebbsfleet Academy, visit www.theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk.
“The principal leads The Ebbsfleet Academy with passion and energy. She is committed to improving outcomes for all pupils. Her leadership, through insistence upon a ‘no excuses’ culture, has led to significant improvements across the school’s work. She and other senior leaders have a shared sense of responsibility to continually improve the school and this is inspiring staff and pupils alike.”