Firbeck Academy is a proud and caring school, a special place where we seek to meet the best interests of the children in our care.

By providing a caring ethos within an engaging and challenging curriculum, staff encourage children to enjoy learning whilst developing the skills which will support them in growing up to be caring, independent, responsible people and life-long learners.

"As a school that serves a richly diverse community, we take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously. A ‘challenging’ curriculum encourages pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse society. In all aspects of our curriculum we reflect and discuss the implications of what it means to be British.

I hope that this website will provide useful information for all those interested in our school. Should you require any further information about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

Thank you for visiting!

Jason Osprey
Head of School

Firbeck Academy promotes British values through; a school council whose members are actively involved in the democratic process; a geography curriculum that covers global citizenship; a religious education curriculum that teaches about the shared values that religion can promote.

We also believe that we can best achieve the highest possible outcomes our pupils by working closely with parents and carers. The school doesn’t work in isolation and encourages all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The partnership between school staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders is an essential and a valued one.

"At Firbeck Academy we are committed to creating a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which every child can achieve their potential and develop a life-long love of learning.

Our dedicated staff team are incredibly hard working and committed to ensuring that they improve the life chances of all children in our care, often going above and beyond to ensure that children are able to achieve all that they are capable of.

We are very proud of our school and the fact that the warmth and friendliness of both our staff and pupils is often commented upon by visitors."

Vicky Hayles
Executive Head Teacher
  • Signing Choir's visit to St John the Baptist CofE Primary School

    On Thursday 27th April, the Firbeck Academy Signing Choir went to visit St John the Baptist Primary.

    The day was focused around appreciating people who were different and perhaps gaining a little more of an understanding of them. As a result they had in a guide dog and his trainer, the police and various other people who talked about difference and tolerance.

    Our pupils, along with Miss Potter and Mrs Blatherwick taught the St John’s Year 6’s in a lesson about how to sign different colours. They then signed four songs in front of the whole school and some of the parents.

    It was a great afternoon and everyone did extremely well. They made us all very proud.

    Posted 27/04/2017 by Whole School

  • Sign2Sing

    The whole school took part in and enjoyed 2017 Sign2Sing!

    On Thursday 9th February the whole school assembled to sign and sing the 2017 Sign2Sing song. Children brought a donation to raise money for the charity Sign Health, which this year is supporting deaf children in Africa.

    Posted 10/02/2017 by Whole School

  • Safer Internet Day 2017

    Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February

    The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

    Children learn about how to be safe on the internet, not just on safer internet day, but EVERY DAY! We have a special assembly to promote activities to make children think and behave safely on the internet. Mrs Sellar is available on Wednesdays after 3.00pm to provide support and advice about keeping children safe on the internet. Parent workshops will be held on both parent evenings in March. Come along and find out what your children know!

    Posted 06/02/2017 by Whole School

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