The Petchey Academy
Hackney, United Kingdom
About The Petchey Academy
The Petchey Academy is committed to inspiring and supporting every child to be the best that they can be. Our focus is on each child as an individual, through strong pastoral support systems complemented by a broad and holistic curriculum and high quality teaching that stretches and challenges students to think for themselves.
We believe in the importance of fostering a love of learning and stimulating curiosity through exposure to a wide range of activities and opportunities beyond the classroom.
The Latin motto on the academy crest is "Excelsior", meaning "Ever Higher". It encapsulates the aspirations we have for our students to believe in their own ability to achieve more. Jack Petchey’s motto was the inspiration for our ethos “If I think I can, I can.”
The Petchey Academy is committed to inclusion of all students and we are very proud of our provision for deaf and hearing impaired children.
“Great things never come from comfort zones, starting as a silent shy student to confident student principal; supporting a change in the academy for both students and staff. In Petchey I met people who became family, people who celebrated my success but also supported me and pushed me through the tough times. It provided me with amazing opportunity such as travelling to China, Italy, France and New York. Petchey taught me the only limit is your mind, it’s about progress not perfection.”- Gabriela Gretkowska, Student Principal 2019-20