Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Named after Sir Robert Pattinson, who served on the Kesteven Education Committee for fifty years, the school was opened in 1953 and became a Grant Maintained school in 1992, transferring to Foundation status in 1999. During 2011 the School Governing Body took the decision to opt for Academy status. On acceptance, we converted to become Sir Robert Pattinson Academy on 1 August 2011. We cater for about 1200 boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
We were invited to become a Beacon School in 2001 and were the first school in Lincolnshire to be nominated for Language College Status. Students still have the opportunity to learn a range of languages including French, German, Spanish and Russian, as well as participating in a range of international visits across all curriculum areas.
The Academy recognises the importance of developing an understanding of Global issues incorporating this into its curriculum alongside an extensive international programme. This enables our students to respect and value different cultures. Staff have benefited from our international work through professional development offered both by our partner schools and with the support of the British Council.
In 2001 we received a legacy from a local benefactor, John Smith Alexander, which allowed us to build and equip a new Music Block, named in his honour.
We were recognised as a high achieving Specialist School in 2005 and asked to apply for a second specialism. As well as gaining re-designation as a Language College we were granted Science and Mathematics Status in 2006.
Situated approximately two miles from the city boundary, just off the main Newark Road, the school receives the majority of its students from North Hykeham and the villages between Lincoln and the county boundary to the west.
The Academy works closely with the neighbouring North Kesteven School to provide unparalleled opportunities for over 400 sixth form students as part of the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form.
The Academy works with a number of other schools and academies in and around Lincoln contributing to curriculum development and enrichment and student revision days. We also work in partnership to provide staff professional learning and initial teacher training.
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy stands in twenty-six acres of ground with pitches for all major sports and space for athletics. The sports hall and two gymnasia provide for indoor activities.
We are fortunate to have a large and relatively secluded site, with only one vehicular entrance. We operate a closed circuit surveillance system.
After a recent programme of expansion and refurbishment, the buildings contain an excellent range of rooms including those specially equipped for Languages, Technology, Science, Music, Art, Drama, Information and Communication Technology, as well as Library and study areas.
The Academy is well resourced, employs highly qualified teachers and support staff, and enjoys a great deal of support from parents and the local community in general.
Further details can be found on our website. www.srpa.co.uk