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City of Peterborough Academy

About Us

Sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, the 11-19 City of Peterborough Academy opened in September 2013 in the Reeves Way premises that were occupied by the former Hereward Community College. It is co-located with the City of Peterborough Academy Special School which opened in September 2012.

A £13.8m building programme, including £5m donated by Peterborough City Council, has created new and refurbished accommodation on this site to provide exceptional resources for our pupils who will range in age from 11 to 19 years when the academy is full.

From opening in September 2013, the City of Peterborough Academy will grow year on year to provide a total of 900 places 11-16 and 200 Post-16 by September 2019.

There is a major emphasis on English literacy, mathematics, science, history, geography and modern foreign language development to ensure pupils achieve the English Baccalaureate.  All members of staff are held to account rigorously to ensure outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

As a Trust, we are proud of the high standards of behaviour we set and achieve in our Academies. All pupils are encouraged to develop an enquiring mind, a sense of purpose and a determination to work hard.

The City of Peterborough Academy raises pupils to reach their full potential, with no limit to what they can achieve. We are committed to the highest of standards. We expect outstanding levels of achievement in all areas of academic and personal development and excellent behaviour. The Academy will raise aspirations and actively challenge low expectations.

The Principal, Mrs A Emmerson now leads the academy with her team of staff and the GDFT.  In April 2015 the academy was inspected by Ofsted and was judged 'outstanding in all areas'.

This Academy is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust which was formed in 2009 and now educates approximately 16,000 pupils across eight local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby City, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.  

To find out more about the Trust click here.