The Petchey Academy
The Petchey Academy (built on the site of the former Kingsland School) was established in 2006 by Jack Petchey CBE and has a new sixth form ‘University Gateway’ that opened in September 2011. The academy's specialism is in Health, Care and Medical Science and it is named after Jack Petchey and sponsored by his foundation. Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
The Petchey Academy (TPA) is non-denominational, specialising in Health, Care and Medical Science. The academy has gained a number of awards including ECM Gold, Artsmark Gold, Inclusion Quality Mark, and National Healthy School Status.
Our Patron, Jack Petchey CBE, and the Governing Body and Staff, are all extremely proud of what they have achieved in the few years since opening in September 2006. This is supported independently by our last two Ofsted inspections which highlighted strong leadership as a key to our success. We pride ourselves in our high academic and behaviour standards.
Our growing sixth form (University Gateway) offers a creative and innovative curriculum, which combines opportunities for excellence whilst working closely with universities and employers to build on the traditional ‘sixth form’ teaching concept.