Martin Knowles - Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to Essa Academy. Essa Academy is an integral part of our locality and together we will ensure Essa continues to be a school we are all proud of.
How do we define success? Is it just academic? Personal? Or is it a mixture of the two?
I believe in ensuring our students leave Essa with a skill-set that prepares them for future employment. I believe that qualifications get you an interview; it’s the person that gets the job. We have to deliver both. Students have one chance at a secondary education and have 1000 school days to be the best they can be. My job is to ensure every day counts so ‘All Will Succeed’.
This is achieved through:
A clear focus on English, Maths and Science
Compulsory GCSE option of either Music, Art or Drama
Latest computing facilities: both Windows and Apple devices
Outstanding pastoral support: safe and happy students learn!
Stimulating environment and fantastic facilities
Ensuring the right courses based on ability and potential
Promoting leadership through delivery of Duke of Edinburgh, Sports Leaders, Young Leaders, Army Cadets
Providing our unique ‘Essa Experience’ course culminating in graduation each year
I believe we have something very special at Essa Academy. Pop in and see what we are about.
I look forward to seeing you soon.