Welcome to Chelsea Academy.
I am delighted to welcome you to our outstanding Academy, sponsored by both the Church of England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Having opened in September 2009 we are now an established, successful and oversubscribed academy. Every year over 1,000 students want to join us in Year 7. The Academy benefits from outstanding governance. My teachers and I are passionate about excellent learning and the difference that strong teaching can make to a child’s academic outcomes and future wellbeing. All of us at Chelsea Academy hold high academic standards and expectations for each and every student, whatever their starting point. Through our science specialism we ensure that every student has a thorough understanding of science and we offer a unique range of scientific opportunities and visitors to students from Year 7 through to Year 13.
However we are equally passionate and committed to the development of the whole child so that their time at the Academy provides rich opportunity and experience. Our broad curriculum and the structure of the Academy day enables us to do just that. Our vision: ‘Learning together to flourish’, is lived out every day and our guiding Christian values frame our actions, words and achievements. These values of forgiveness, joy, perseverance, charity and servant leadership are integral to our journey to success. Visitors to our Academy always comment on the sense of purpose, of belonging and of the welcoming atmosphere. Our mission: Work Hard, Be Kind, No Excuses provides students with the compass to guide and direct their journey. We are rightly proud that our approach to excellent behaviour ensures every student is free to learn without disruption. The Chelsea Academy Way for Behaviour clearly set out our expectations so that every student understands how they should conduct themselves.
To ensure that students achieve academic excellence we have a longer school day than most other local schools. Each day (apart from Wednesday) is made up of six, 55 minute lessons. Our curriculum is broad in Year 7 and Year 8, allowing students to discover subjects such as dance and languages before they choose GCSE options at the end of Year 8. We ensure that all students study English, Maths and Science in depth.
This website holds a range of information no matter your interest in the Academy. The news section of the website and our twitter feed are regularly updated with what we have been up to. Please do take a look! Parents and carers, do visit the Parent Portal, which has content specifically for you. If you are interested in joining us as a member of staff, then the careers section has what you need. Current students and staff can access emails, calendars and google drive through the Chelsea Academy Learning Cloud (CALC).
I am exceptionally proud and privileged to lead Chelsea Academy. It is a wonderful, dynamic and fast moving environment. We benefit from being in a fantastic London location and we are able to take advantage of excellent partnerships, both local and further afield. Please feel free to arrange a visit to the Academy or to contact us for further information.
Mariella Ardron, Principal, Chelsea Academy