About the Academy
As an Academy we only have one aim and it is very straightforward. Quite simply we are here to ensure that all students achieve their maximum potential. If we feel that a new initiative will have little impact on student achievement then we won’t do it.
All our energies therefore go into the bits that matter which are providing ‘outstanding’ lessons on a daily basis allowing teachers to teach to the best of their ability and the students to learn to the best of theirs.
Although our emphasis is unashamedly on academic achievement we are also very proud of the wider achievement of our students. The students are bombarded with a range of sporting, musical, dramatic, artistic and cultural opportunities and we believe strongly that every student has a special talent. Our job is to find it, nurture it and allow it to blossom.
Our aspirations, expectations and commitment are exceptionally high for all members of the Academy community. We believe that being ‘outstanding’ provides us many opportunities but also the duty to be truly outstanding in everything we do.
Mr Matthew Collins, Headteacher
2018 Holyrood Academy Prospectus