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The Excellence Academy

The Central Learning Partnership Trust Excellence Academy is an exciting and unique opportunity available to students who move in Year 7 to Heath Park or Moseley Park from September 2013.

These two schools are now members of a shared Academy Trust: Central Learning Partnership Trust.

The key feature of the Trust is the true nature of our partnership working. The schools are now formally linked through a hard federation and are therefore formally committed to working collaboratively one with another in all aspects of school life, to provide the very best opportunities for all our students.

The Excellence Academy, in which the most able students from both schools will work together for part of each week, will deliver educational outcomes comparable to ‘selective’ schools and guarantees qualifications, for those completing the programme, which will facilitate access to ‘Russell Group’ universities. We are able to make such guarantees because of the unique curriculum opportunities that will be delivered by a discrete team comprising solely of ‘outstanding’ teachers. In addition and most crucially support from parents/carers will be integral to the process.

An Excellence Academy accessible through your local neighbourhood school will deliver the quality of education and results that parents have previously sought either through travelling to schools across the other side or beyond the city or by ‘going private’. Whilst not decrying such routes, we are providing through the Central Learning Partnership Excellence Academy a local alternative.

The Excellence Academy is aimed at those students who have an aptitude for studying at the very highest levels and will ensure that they are encouraged and supported to always be working at the point of ‘personal challenge’ The curriculum will be tailored to meet their needs and will be stage not age based, with examinations being sat at the point of readiness.

All students achieving two Level 5 Key Stage 2 scores can apply for the Excellence Academy. There are other key criteria that will determine acceptance into the Excellence Academy which relate primarily to positive learning habits and these can be determined by objective measures such as attendance and punctuality. There will be additional expectations placed upon Excellence Academy students in particular a commitment to an extended day and to regular homework. We are anxious to establish from the outset the very best learning habits in all Excellence Academy students. In return the Excellence Academy students will benefit from being amongst the ‘brightest sparks’ in one school working on a weekly basis with the ‘brightest sparks’ from partner schools on a shared curriculum enhanced by regular educational visits and delivered exclusively by ‘outstanding’ teachers.