Queen Katharine Academy
Peterborough, United Kingdom
About Queen Katharine Academy
The Academy building that we know today opened in 2007 as a result of the merger between 2 existing schools and was known as The Voyager Academy. The Academy became part of the CAM Academy Trust in 2010 but was re-brokered to Thomas Deacon Education Trust in January 2017, changing its name to Queen Katharine Academy in September of that year. The name change signified a deep desire to be associated with its local community and to align itself with the admirable the Academy building values of Katharine of Aragon who is buried in the city’s cathedral.
Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that the Academy building is a purpose built, modern facility, providing a range of impressive classrooms and multi-use communal spaces with expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.
Moving forward, our vision for the Academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential as we seek to become an inclusive centre of educational excellence.
We seek to ensure that students receive a broad and balanced education that enables them to achieve their potential and take the appropriate next steps in their lives as valued and confident members of society. We have high expectations of our students in all that they do and this is underpinned by a set of guiding principles focussed around the key concept of respect, ensuring that our Academy is a purposeful, calm and safe place to learn. Similarly, we have high expectations of ourselves and strive to provide high quality support and guidance alongside stimulating and engaging learning experiences.
We are very much committed to working with parents and carers and firmly believe that effective, long-lasting partnerships are crucial in supporting our students to be the best that they can be.
Through high standards in teaching and pastoral care and the many opportunities provided both within the formal curriculum and beyond, our students are prepared for entrance to higher education, high quality employment and the future careers of their choice. Visitors to the Academy often comment on the calm purposeful learning environment which our staff and students create and enjoy. We are committed to providing an excellent education which allows every young person to achieve the best possible set of qualifications.
Equally, we value the importance of developing young people who are positive, confident, self-reflective citizens, fully equipped to take their place in the world. We offer students a range of exciting leadership roles and all learners are encouraged to participate in our excellent enrichment programme, which includes a very successful Combined Cadet Force, a flourishing Duke of Edinburgh programme and extensive extra-curricular opportunities in the sports and arts.