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City of Peterborough Academy

Our Academy

Welcome from the Executive Principal and Head of School


Our vision and approach at the Academy is straightforward; we are determined that our youngsters will achieve well and leave us as confident, compassionate and articulate individuals with the skills to support them throughout their lives. Through high standards and expectations in teaching, learning, behaviour and pastoral care we prepare our pupils for entrance to higher education, high quality employment and  apprenticeships, and the future careers of their choice.  


We continuously foster a caring, supportive and happy environment so that our youngsters will flourish. In terms of behaviour, uniform and academy standards we are very traditional and have high expectations. We expect pupils to wear the full Academy uniform correctly, attend well, behave respectfully to others and to work hard.


We also believe that education is more than just academic success and aim to develop the whole person with a broad, balanced curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular activities which we encourage all pupils to participate in, as well as a broad variety of academy events throughout the year.


Mr Burton – Executive Principal: Mr Pearce and I are exceptionally proud to be the new Senior Leaders of the City of Peterborough Academy which is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT).  I come to CoPA as the Principal of a large GAT secondary academy in Corby, Northamptonshire which has recently been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ for the first time in its history.  I shall provide a similar strategic direction to ensure we deliver our vision for the pupils, parents and staff of CoPA: our CoPA community.  Additionally, Mr Pearce has exceptional knowledge of and insight into the school, and as such will be an excellent leader on a day-to-day basis. 


Mr Pearce – Head of School: I am extremely proud to take up the position of Head of School and to work alongside Mr Burton as Executive Principal. I am fully committed to providing the very best education for the young people at the City of Peterborough Academy and look forward to ensuring the Academy provides a high quality educational experience for the pupils and community it serves.


We look forward to welcoming you to the City of Peterborough Academy.

Mr A Burton                    Mr B Pearce

Executive Principal          Head of School