All Academies have one or more subject specialisms. Chelsea Academy’s is the sciences. However, this does not mean students applying for a place have to already be good at science. Nor does it mean that the school timetable is heavily weighted towards science.
What it does mean is that Chelsea Academy receives extra funding to support extra learning resources and activities relating to science. For example, specialist science facilities include a sports science centre, an earth sciences laboratory and a medical sciences laboratory. Partnerships with organisations who are leaders in their field, such as Imperial College and the Science and Natural History Museums, have been established to help achieve our aim of fostering greater enthusiasm and skill in the sciences.
All students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the importance of the global and local ecological, environmental and ethical impact of science. Those recognised to be academically able in the sciences field will have the opportunity to become “Science Leaders” in the Academy. Chelsea Academy wants to become known as a school that produces the scientists of the future.