St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy is a vibrant, caring, learning community for pupils of all abilities and all faiths. Pupils are taught in a stimulating learning environment that uses state of the art ICT to make sure that each pupil is getting the most from their learning.
St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy is passionate about supporting and encouraging every pupil to achieve their full potential in pursuit of their individual goals and aspirations. The academy’s mission is to “learn together to become the best we can be, in a happy and inspiring community”.
St Ursula’s has a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring full coverage of the foundation subjects, with pupils assessed on their progress every half term in English, maths and science. The Academy is working towards centre of excellence for Early Years and Primary practice, developing learners who are confident in their own ability to learn, successful in their learning and able to exercise increasing levels of independence.
Core learning is supplemented and embedded by school trips to places of interest, mapped directly to the curriculum; these have recently included visits to the Roman Museum Caerleon and Cadbury’s World.
Parents meet with academy staff three times a year, allowing an opportunity to review academic priorities and actions, sports provision and facilities.
The approach at St Ursula’s has a vibrant and creative energy, focusing on developing potential in all aspects of school life, not just the academic. The extracurricular programme aims to do just that, fostering and developing children’s skills and interests, with pupils encouraged to attend at least one after-school club, including activities such as pottery, cooking, Cartoon Club and archery.
Works on the new building began in 2015 and will result in a brand new school from September 2016.
"The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils, together with their parents, feel very strongly that the school is a safe place where everyone is valued".