What is an academy?

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An Academy is a new type of publicly-funded, all-ability local school, which is free from Local Authority control.

The Staffordshire University Academy is entrusted to us as sponsors. We will have the freedom to use our expertise, skills and specialist knowledge to stimulate new ways of learning, teaching and working within an active community environment. We will offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all students, focusing especially on Health and Future Technologies.

The Academy is set up as a charitable trust and is overseen by a governing body that includes representatives from the University and from the community, including staff, parents, business and the local authority.