Mon 21st Aug 2017

Welcome Message



Link to December 2016 Ofsted Report

Dear students, parents and carers,

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to Montsaye Academy and to provide you with the information you need as you make the very important decision of which secondary school is the right one for you. The experiences that students are given during this phase of their education will stay with them throughout their lives as fond memories and we hope to be part of this crucial time in their lives.

Montsaye Academy is a vibrant and active school community where learning and achievement, in their widest sense, are viewed as the core purpose of our work. It is also a caring and supportive environment in which children can become adults, unafraid to make mistakes, flexible enough to overcome obstacles and ambitious enough to be extraordinary not average.

We offer a broad, balanced curriculum, which is enhanced by our extracurricular Session 6 provision.  There are lots of opportunities for students to develop their learning muscles, enhancing their basic skills of communication and literacy as well as exploring particular strengths and interests. Our staff demonstrate every day their commitment to supporting young people as they explore the world around them and have an unswerving belief in the ability of our students to be amazing.

Our teachers work together to improve their practice and are continually developing imaginative ways to engage students. We also work closely with the seven primary schools in the Montsaye Community Learning Partnership to build on the children’s experiences before they join us, and with both the Latimer Arts College and Southfield School to offer an enhanced curriculum through our joint Sixth Form offer.

Education in Partnership, the academy’s motto, means working closely with parents and carers to support students to make outstanding progress. It also means encouraging students to work together to support one another. Our vertical tutoring system, with students in mixed age forms, allows us to develop this caring, supportive ethos and respect for oneself and for each other is a key priority of our behaviour for learning policies.

We provide an engaging curriculum, constantly develop our teaching workforce and create an atmosphere of mutual respect so that we are able to meet the individual needs of children. Our commitment to you is simple: students leaving Montsaye will be resilient, proactive, independent learners able to face the challenges of the adult world and to lead where others follow.