Shenley believes that all their learners are of equal value and that they all deserve to fulfil their potential. The academy introduced new styles of teaching, learning and care which have been judged to be highly effective.
The academy has created a well ordered, positive community in which we expect every member to challenge themselves and strive for personal, social and academic excellence. Creating the best environment for learning was a key priority in the design of the new building, with a light, spacious and contemporary place to learn as a result.
From the outset the academy has focused on the effective use of ICT. Now, a £1.4 million investment, supported by extensive staff training, means that they are set to achieve their aim of becoming one of the most advanced state schools in the use of new technology.
Students will become e-confident learners, equipped with the skills, confidence and specialist knowledge they need in the 21st century. Shenley recognises the benefits that come from learning in natural environments, and as a result the extensive, 37 acres which form the academy site, are being upgraded to create a park-like campus with a new centre of sporting excellence, also providing a resource for the community. A wildlife haven will provide an excellent reserve for study.
Great examination results and hard work are essential. But life at Shenley Academy is also about learning for life, making the most of our extensive opportunities and having the chance to shine. Students’ personal and collective endeavour is expected and rewarded.
The first priority at Shenley Academy will always be its students, whether this is monitoring and keeping them on track, providing them with a superb range of experiences, or ensuring they have the help they need to deal with personal or social issues.
The academy is determined to ensure that the handful of years spent at Shenley Academy will open the door to a lifetime of opportunity.
"The academy’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding. All groups of students feel very safe and secure at school and at the alternative provision. The academy works relentlessly to make sure its systems and checks are as thorough as they can be, for example in the risk assessments carried out when any students are working off site".