The Streetly Academy
Walsall, United Kingdom
About The Streetly Academy
The Streetly Academy will develop its students and staff, and working with parents, enable our PRIDE values in everything we do.
The Streetly Academy is an oversubscribed 11-18 school, with Sports College status, in the heart of the community. Streetly enjoys an enviable reputation as a school that not only produces high levels of academic achievement, but also focusses on developing rounded and grounded young people. There are currently 1456 students on roll including 185 in the Sixth Form.
Staff well-being is at the centre of our operations. We have a low staff turnover, significantly below the national average, and a staff absence rate of nearly half that of schools nationally. This is because we look after our staff, including a health care plan for every employee to cover some of the costs of keeping you well for services such as dental, physio, and eye care, with the addition of counselling and fast track to consultant appointments should you be carrying the worry of a health scare. The cost of this plan is covered by the school.
In the last 6 years the school has received a number of nominations for The Pearson Teaching Awards, winning 3 in that period (Headteacher of the Year, Outstanding School Team of The Year (The SEN Department) and Secondary Teacher of the Year).
There are 2 things that drive us at The Streetly Academy, Values and Achievement. We have adopted the Olympic Values that sit at the very centre of everything we do. Personal Excellence, Respect and Friendship, Inspiration, Determination and Courage, and Equality (PRIDE) are values that are universally shared, and help our students maximise their achievement. Not only are we proud of our results, we are equally proud of our well-mannered, helpful, and well-presented students.
The academy has a large and very well-maintained site. The majority of buildings date from the 1960s, but these have been enhanced through a new three-storey block with Sixth Form centre and excellent sports facilities including a full-size synthetic turf pitch, 4 court sports hall, gym and fitness area, dance studio, swimming pool, and in 2016, we became the first school in the UK to install Padel Tennis courts.
At Streetly, all teaching staff and every student has access to a one-to-one device, a Google Chromebook. As one of only 3 secondary schools in the country recognised as a Google Certified Reference School, our reputation for being leaders in using technologies for education is both national and international. More recently we have become a flagship school for Century Tech, a solution using the very latest technology in artificial intelligence to support and extend learning.
Pastorally, students are organised in year groups and are also members of one of five houses. This has improved pastoral staff impact on raising academic achievement. Students are taught in mixed ability groups in Foundation subjects and are set according to ability in Core subjects, MFL and PE.
We have an extensive Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, Sports Leaders programmes and a highly effective Pupil Leadership Team whose views are sought on everything from senior staff appointments to improvements in teaching and learning. Via our pupil engagement strategy, we successful enable our students to lead and take responsibility on a wide variety of issues, from learning spaces to gardens, e-learning to the environment.
The Streetly Academy is located on the border between Sutton Coldfield and Walsall, about 8 miles from central Birmingham. We are situated adjacent to Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe at just over 900 hectares, with a mix of heath land, wetlands and marshes, seven lakes and extensive woodlands. The park boasts a handful of quality restaurants, two 18-hole golf courses, a number of children’s playgrounds, a visitors’ centre and even a donkey sanctuary! For more information on the local area please click here
Work with friendly colleagues who help, family orientated work force who will assist when needed. Not having kids currently but knowing I will be helped where available in future is a reassuring thing from an employee viewpoint- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
I do feel as though this is a good school to be in. Of course there are some exceptions but generally behaviour is good. The building and grounds are pleasant to work in. I feel as though I could go to other adults if I need help with something. I feel my department is supportive.- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
I have worked at Streetly for 15 years and having worked in other schools it is by far the best. The way the school is managed more so in the past few years and I have always felt well supported.- Staff member - staff survey Nov 2020
Overall I am very pleased with the attitude of this school and staff. I know my child will thrive at this school. Academic and pastoral care is excellent.- Parent - Year 9 options evening Feb 2020
We are very happy with the progress and attainment this year. He has settled really well and made friends.- Year 7 Parent - May 2019
Daughter loves coming to school Work is exceeding. Teachers are wonderful. PE opportunities outstanding. No complaints.- Year 7 Parent - May 2019
“I have four children at Streetly and I am very happy my children are part of the school as its outstanding”- Year 9 Parent - Feb 2019
The support my son and myself have received from this school has been amazing. My son is academically very bright but has struggled with personal issues and has been incredibly well supported throughout. I would like to mention Mrs Quinn and Mr J Harris.”- Year 11 Parent - Feb 2019