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Welcome to the The PRIDE Academy (formerly the Young People’s Academy) website. I am thrilled to be working with everyone in our community, and look forward to seeing us all triumph with perseverance during this exciting chapter of the academy as we move into our brand new purpose-built school in April 2022.

The new Free School will offer extensive facilities including specialist science labs, well-equipped art and design and technology rooms in a bright and spacious building, as well as an indoor sports hall and an outdoor multi use games area. Our new building, varied curriculum and celebration of individuality allows us to take PRIDE in all that we do.

We hope that you find our website useful, but I encourage you to visit us to experience our culture; please contact us to make an appointment, and we will endeavour to support this around the current government guidelines.

Laurie Cornwell - Principal

We aim for our young people to lead a happy and holistically prosperous life by developing the skills for them to move successfully along their life journeys. This includes academic outcomes that reflect the best of their abilities, being able to sustain relationships and employment and maintaining healthy households.

The school has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

Latest News

DofE Expedition

Well done to all students who completed the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The group enjoyed almost perfect conditions as the sun shone down on them as they navigated using maps and compasses through fields and lanes. …

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Thorpe Park Trip

Students had a fantastic day at Thorpe Park on 7th June as part of the Rotary Club Kids’ Day Out. Students earned points in the new EPraise, online rewards system for following the school’s PRIDE values. Minibuses left as soon …

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Day fit for the Queen

On Wednesday 25th The PRIDE Academy celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We decorated the school with bunting, the Queen’s Coronation was playing and  refreshments were served as we reflected on her 70 years of service. We also completed Royalty themed …

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Pupils Host Trust Leaders

Pupils at the PRIDE Academy showed senior leaders from the Trust around their new school building and were keen to show off all the fantastic facilities. One of the Year 11 pupils took the visitors on a tour which included …

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