Welcome to the Tarleton Academy website

Tarleton Academy is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive school, serving our local community, where every student is valued and treated as an individual. On a daily basis we pride ourselves in being a vibrant community that pulls together to ensure we get the balance right between nurture and support and stretch and challenge, so that all of us can dream big to make those aspirations a reality.

Visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to visit the Academy and see what we have to offer, talk to our staff and students and see us in action. We have no doubt you will be impressed by the warm welcoming ethos around the school and look forward to welcoming you.

High quality Teaching and Learning is at our core with a forward thinking and highly skilled work force. Progress for individual students, regardless of their starting points is outstanding, with students exceeding national expectations in both progress and attainment. This success is built upon a focused and personalised awareness across the school of each individual students’ needs and potential. We know each and every one of our students really well work with them to achieve their personal best.

For our latest results see here

These fantastic outcomes are rightly celebrated on a regular basis by students, staff and parents who work together to push hard for the best possible outcomes for our delightful young people. Our continued success is reflected in our continuous improvement and development in all areas of school life including the exemplary behaviour of our students and our now embedded House system, established in 2012. Capturing the spirit of the Olympic legacy our Houses are named after national 2012 Olympic champions (Daley, Ennis, Farah and Wiggins). This legacy is emulated by our students in their willingness to work hard, to seek and value success in themselves and others and in their determination to do better remembering that, as with our Olympians ‘better never stops’.  We are extremely proud of their achievements day in, day out. With all the energy and enthusiasm reverberating throughout the school we enjoy a vibrant, mutually supportive ethos with a real eye on achieving personal bests.

At Tarleton we believe that every student should receive the same consideration that we would want for our own children. We believe in clear boundaries, high aspirations, creative solutions and the genuine enjoyment that comes from the joy of learning and the pride of achievement and success.

Pastoral support is therefore also a priority here. It is essential that all of our students know they are significant for who they are and who they can become on an individual level. We place considerable emphasis on developing the foundations of personal achievement, vibrant health and well-being, creativity and individuality. Our intention is to help our young people grow to become outstanding, independent, resilient and effective young adults, ready to embrace the challenges of an uncertain 21st Century world.

Personally, I am thrilled to be part of Tarleton Academy at such an exciting time, providing outstanding education at the heart of our community.

Mr Cunniffe

Head of School