The Petchey Academy
- The Petchey Academy
- Head: Ms Olivia Cole
- T 020 7275 1500
- F 020 7275 1600
- E [email protected]
- W www.petcheyacademy.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Hackney
- Pupils: 1052
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 16-19 study programmes Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 5th June 2018
- 2 Full inspection 25th February 2015
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 19th March 2012
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
We are proud to introduce you to The Petchey Academy: inspiring and supporting every child. Please visit our website which will give you a flavour of our vibrant and engaging learning community.
The Petchey Academys Latin motto is Excelsior which succinctly captures our ambition for academic excellence in an environment where students are encouraged to develop their interests and talents in all areas. We strongly believe that the students are proud of their academy and value its unique character. Our sponsor, Jack Petchey CBE, gives us that distinctive character. Both students and staff follow his maxim, If I think I can, I can which proves an apt guide for anyone striving for excellence in their studies, extra-curricular activities and working relationships.
Students have a clear set of moral values and a sense of responsibility towards the academy. Expectations of commitment to study, social responsibility and respect are encapsulated in our Petchey Way. When you visit, please ask any student what the Petchey Way means to them. Answers will range from wearing smart uniform and holding doors open for people, to working hard for the highest qualifications and successfully winning a place at a top university.
The academy is here to nurture and stimulate our students whatever their interests and ambitions. Whether they are fascinated by higher maths, music or politics, we encourage and support them to pursue their ambitions. If they are inspired by medical science, The Petchey Academy is the place for them. Our links and partnerships with teaching hospitals and universities, coupled with our Clinical Skills Lab create a stimulating environment to explore the possibilities.
There is no better way to find out about our unique academy that to come and visit us. Members of our Student Leadership Team will be happy to discuss with you what makes The Petchey Academy such a special place. ...Read more
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Results by exam and subject
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year