As Head teacher, I am delighted to welcome you to our school through this website.
The Dorcan Academy is a school that has been recognised nationally as one of the top 3% of most improved schools in the country (Department for Education 2012), after many years of exceptional increases in examination results. We are building on this excellent foundation, whilst retaining the caring and supportive learning environment that characterised the old technology college.
Our school is based on three principles ‘Aspire • Learn • Achieve’.
The school’s culture is aspirational, based on very high standards of work and behaviour, with everyone doing their best and enabling our focus to be on learning and progress for all our students.
Learning has always been at the heart of the school. Our students benefit from a rich, diverse and challenging curriculum that provides them with significant choice to meet their needs. The high quality of teaching at the school means that students not only make good progress in their lessons but also enjoy their learning. We want our students not only to achieve academic excellence, but also to develop confidence and skills to equip them for life beyond school.
Students achieve well, with significant year on year improvements in standards being noted by the Minister of State for Education. Our students also excel in many other areas ranging from sports, drama and writing to maths, science and technology, achieving success in both local and national competitions. Progression after leaving school is vital for our young people and we are proud that recently every student leaving The Dorcan Academy has either gone onto a college course or into employment or further training.
This website will give you some insight into the many aspects of life at The Dorcan Academy and give you up to date information about the many activities and successes at the school. If you would like any further information or to visit our school please contact us.
Scott Sissons, Headteacher