Welcome to Alpha Academies Trust

The Alpha Academies Trust has been established to create a network of schools in North Staffordshire that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experience for young people.  Our focus is on inspiring students to achieve, providing them with skills for the modern workplace, and, working closely with employers, to create innovative learning partnerships.

The Alpha Academies Trust works in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies, as well as regional education expert advisors.  We draw extensively on the experience and knowledge of our sponsor as well as our network of the region’s largest employers to devise our curricula and ethos.

If you are interested in the work of the Trust and would like to support us in any way – maybe as an employer, or a member of staff or as a parent or pupil then please contact us

Prospectuses & Information Booklets

Click on the links below to download prospectuses and information booklets from our trust members.

Spring Term Maintenance Work

We are writing to notify you of work that will be carried out at the Academy over the coming weeks.

Starting on Monday 16 April statutory electrical inspection work will begin to be carried out. The work will take place in parts of the building every evening, Monday to Thursday, for approximately 20 working nights. The contractor will start at 6.30pm and finish when the Academy re-opens the following morning.

There will be no noise associated with the work - however there will be contractors on site and there will be lighting in some parts of the building during the night. The window blinds will be closed when the contractor is working so there should be little or no light emitted from the classrooms. Once on site there will be no need for the contractors to leave site during the night so again there should be no disturbance from that perspective.

If you have any concerns regarding the work or experience any problems at all, please don´t fail to contact us at the academy on 01782 882700 or e-mail us at enquiries@excelacademy.info.

Yours faithfully
MrS Goodwin
Head of Support Services

Publish date:29/03/2018

Parent Governor Vacancies

Dear Parents

RE: Vacancy to sit on The Discovery Academy Local Governing Body

The Discovery Academy has two positions available on the Governing Body for parents of students enrolled as at 1st September 2017.

For anyone unfamiliar with this role, the Governing Body has local responsibility for the organisation and supports and oversees the management team in place. Its membership comprises of people from a range of backgrounds reflecting the community the Academy serves, and this includes two members of staff and two parents.

Being a member of the Local Governing Body provides a unique insight into how the Academy works and an opportunity to contribute to its overall future development.

The normal course of dealing with parental appointments to the Local Governing Body is by a democratic process of election. If you are interested in standing for the vacant position please complete the ‘expression of interest’ form which is attached. If you would like to talk to me informally about the role before committing yourself, my contact details are Maxine.bagshaw@wnc.ac.uk. Please leave me a message and contact number and I will call you as soon as I am able.

The length of appointment is four years, or until such time as you cease to have a student enrolled at the Academy (whichever is the earlier).

Elections will be held where more than two expressions of interest are received. This election will take place by ballot and details will be circulated to all parents after the close of nominations. In the event that only two expressions of interest are received by the closing date, then the parent(s) having expressed an interest will stand elected unopposed without there being a ballot.

Completed ‘expressions of interest’ forms (Please click here to download) to be returned to: The Principal’s Office at The Discovery Academy by 9.00am on Thursday 28th March 2018.

All incomplete forms or forms that are received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Kind Regards

Maxine Bagshaw
Clerk to the Board of Governors

Publish date:09/03/2018

Year 10 Parents Evening

On 26/04/2018 at 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 10 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child at The Academy.

Publish date:08/11/2017

Year 7 Parents Evening

On 10/05/2018 at 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm

This is a great opportunity for Year 7 parents and carers to catch up with Form Tutors and class teachers to discuss the progress of your child in their first full year at The Academy.

Publish date:08/11/2017