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Believe, Achieve, Succeed

At Parkwood E-ACT Academy we are determined that our students succeed and leave us as confident, articulate and aspirational young people, fully equipped for life and work in the 21st century.

We believe that every child can achieve and succeed. Our high aspirations, belief and high expectations create an environment which supports and challenges everyone to achieve their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are committed to providing every young person at Parkwood with the very best start in life and education of the highest possible standard. At the heart of everything are our core values – ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’. These are underpinned by our values – Knowledge, Leadership, Growth and Diversity and all our values are a central part of every students’ experiences at Parkwood.

As an E-ACT academy, we ‘Think Big’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’ for our students and their families. In a rapidly changing world Parkwood E-ACT Academy offers a forward-thinking and dynamic learning environment. Our students benefit from a highly personalised curriculum underpinned by the use of innovative learning resources and a commitment to ensuring each and every student leaves Parkwood with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. We are a team and the Parkwood spirit personifies our team spirit.

We believe that the very best schools and academies enable students to enjoy learning and great enrichment opportunities – our futures programme also encourages this. Parkwood E-ACT Academy does just that. Ask any student and they will tell you that they love coming to academy, and are excited about the future that Parkwood offers them.

Gemma Cottingham
Acting Headteacher

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