Felixstowe Academy

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Felixstowe Academy

Our Academy

Felixstowe Academy opened in September 2011, is located in an impressive 21st century education centre – a centre the whole community can be proud of.

With these fantastic resources, the academy currently delivers education to 1400 students, with approximately 200 in the academy’s sixth form.

We offer 21st century resources which serve to deliver a diverse range of exciting and challenging courses ti our students across all Key Stages.  Every student in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 is provided with an Apple IPad as part of our commitment to provide students with the latest teaching and learning tools.  We are pleased our students are at the forefront of the progression of technology in the classroom.

The academy has an excellent range of purpose built sport facilities; this includes two spports halls, County and Sport England standard netball courts, an all weather pitch, tennis courts and vast open grounds that cater for Football, Rugby, Cricket and Athletics.

 Within the Arts, our music suite offers up to date facilities for music composition, performance and recordi9ng, whilst our Performance and Production Arts students benefit from two large performance areas alongside a well-equipped 440 seat Main Hall.

With the best Science resources, Art ad Photography studios, Computing suites alongside classroom and teaching resources in place for the next generation of students, we believe in partnership with parents and carers we will be ‘inspiring our young people to make our best better’.

Felixstowe Academy is a special place with caring staff who genuinely want the very best for every student. We hope you choose to become part of our academy that has everything in place to provide a perfect platform for our students to fulfill their hopes, dreams and aspirations. 

We very much hope that if you decide to join our community here at Felixstowe Academy you will see all of this in action! Our students are bright, articulate young people and they will be only too willing to invite you in and show you around their school.  Please contact Mrs J Cumberland, at office@felixstoweacademy.org to arrange a tour!

The area

Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast of Suffolk, England.  The Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the United Kingdom.

Our Vision

Inspiration, Influence and Integrity

We are proud that our staff and students collectively created our vision statement, reflecting aspects already achieved by the community at Felixstowe Academy as well as our aspirations for the Academy.

The process of developing our vision included an opportunity for us to reflect on what the values of 'Inspiration', 'Influence' and 'Integrity' meant to us as a community and as individuals, before developing the words and ideas that would form our Vision.  These values along with our vision will enable us to provide the excellent education provision that this community deserves.

Inspire happy, confident and successful students who are independent and resilient.

Much of our focus is around raising standards, improving the quality of teaching and learning, improved curriculum provision and excellent care, guidance and support. Our key aim is to provide a unique balance of fun, excitement and a love of learning with high expectations and aspirations. This will culminate in a rich and vibrant learning environment where students work hard and dream big!

Felixstowe Academy is a special place with caring staff who genuinely want the very best for every child. We hope who you choose to become part of this wonderful school community that will provide a perfect platform for children to fulfil their hopes, dreams and aspirations.


To view our Ofsted reports please click here.

Our Trust 

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.  

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

As the largest MAT (Multi Academy Trust) across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.

We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here 

We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here

To find out more about AET please visit us at http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/ 

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Address: High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1394 288228
What people say about us

Provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Students are kept safe at all times and are prepared well for life in modern Britain

- Ofsted June 2015

Support for students’ personal development is excellent

- Ofsted June 2015

Most disadvantaged students are making good progress in English and mathematics

- Ofsted June 2015

Support for students whose circumstances make them vulnerable, including those taught at ‘The House’, is outstanding

- Ofsted June 2015

Good leadership is driving improvement in the sixth form

- Ofsted June 2015

This is an improving academy. Academy leaders are effective. They are bringing about steady and sustained improvements in teaching and achievement

- Ofsted June 2015
Positions available at Felixstowe Academy