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Posted on 23 May
A very warm welcome to Knole Academy. I am delighted to be the principal of the academy. It is a vibrant and fun place to be; the students and staff work hard and we have high expectations of one another. We are forward-thinking and espouse a creative learning environment, which challenges and supports our young people and the local community. We are also delighted that Lord Sackville and the National Trust allowed us to use the Knole House and Deer Park name.
We are an all ability co-educational school with a grammar stream which has developed exponentially over the last few years. We foster an engaging learning ethos, using state-of-the-art technologies to develop new skills and create high aspirations.
We are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning – achieved through a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise – to ensure that all students fulfil their potential. We are aspirational in our targets and ambitious for our students. We use our specialisms of Expressive Arts to develop the individuality and confidence of our students, right across the curriculum. Our curriculum offers the EBACC and triple science at GCSE for the academic students and a variety of A' Levels for the large numbers of students who will progress to universities. We also offer vocational subjects such as construction, catering and hospitality and hair and beauty for students who prefer a more vocational route. All of our students are encouraged to take part in Knole Passport (our Duke of Edinburgh award for our younger students) and Duke of Edinburgh programmes in the upper years.
Knole students develop skills for lifelong learning – whether at university or college, in employment or at home. Achievement and a “go for it” “can-do” attitude are at the heart of our philosophy; we support this through nurturing students’ creativity, encouraging them to take calculated risks, showing that failure can be a learning opportunity and providing a structured setting.
On joining Knole Academy, students find a welcoming and purposeful environment, with relationships built on mutual respect. They discover supportive pastoral systems that help them to achieve well beyond their expectations. They also develop a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, their peers and the wider world.
Our £18 million new build and refurbishment programme has given our learning community state of the art facilities in music, dance, drama, science, business studies, visual arts and sport.
We hope that our website and prospectus will inspire you to visit Knole Academy, as we are always happy to show visitors the work of the students and staff in our academy.
Mary Boyle, Principal