welcome from the Headteacher
We are ambitious for the success of all our students in the broadest sense possible, and we have the highest expectations and standards in all that we set out to achieve. Our students benefit from an inspiring and challenging curriculum, and we provide a first-rate level of academic and pastoral support. This ensures every student can access the curriculum and develop into happy, confident and articulate young adults. Students also broaden their horizons through our Raising Aspirations programme and extensive extracurricular provision. Together, these support our pupils in thriving academically and in developing passions and interests outside the classroom.
We are proud of the stimulating, supportive and calm environment in the Academy: an environment which brings the best out of our students. We strongly encourage you to visit us, meet the staff and students, and learn more about our ambitions for the future.
Mrs S. Green, Headteacher
At Key Stage 3, students study a knowledge-rich and coherent curriculum, with a keen emphasis on transferable knowledge and excellent communication skills. At Key Stage 4, almost all students study for the English Baccalaureate (English, Maths, combined/triple Science, a modern foreign language and/or Latin, Geography or History).
Following G.C.S.E.s, students may go to study for their A Levels at Pimlico Academy. Education post-16 continues to challenge and support students to achieve their full academic potential. In the last year, over 90% of our students have gone on to study at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College and UCL. Over 50% of students have continued their studies at Russell Group universities.
The highest standards of behaviour, attendance and participation are the norm because these standards create an environment in which students are ready and best able to learn.
Students meet together daily for half an hour in small tutor groups that include students from that year group. Together, they are encouraged and trained to support each other, work together and develop skills that will enhance their ability to achieve academically.
At Pimlico we offer excellent provision for students with Special Educational Needs, through the support of the Inclusion Department. This includes trained therapists, a Language and Communication Centre, and trained specialists across the needs spectrum. We are proud to have some of the best and most innovative inclusion practices in the country.
Our houses are named after the Greek Gods: Apollo, Athena, Hera and Zeus. Each house has approximately 300 students.
Each house supports a nominated local charity, and fundraises for it. There is also keen competition between the houses for awards in academic and sporting success.
Pimlico Academy is proud to support four local charities:
- Pimlico Toy Library, supported by Hera House
- A Moveable Feast, supported by Apollo House
- SouthWestFest, supported by Athena House
- The Abbey Centre, supported by Zeus House
Pimlico Academy is a new school, completed in 2011. The facilities are impressive, and include a large auditorium, drama studios, sports hall, gym, laboratories for science, design and technology suites, music studios, a full-size football pitch, netball courts and a climbing wall. Students also have access to excellent IT facilities.