Academy Partnership Award

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Presented to the established specialist academy that can demonstrate benefits to the community through a partnership with a existing establishment (primary school, secondary school, university.

2018 Winner
Thomas Clarkson Academy

 Thomas Clarkson Academy
Thomas Clarkson Academy recently became the first school in the area to start regularly donating its leftover food to the homeless. The Academy has teamed up with the Luminus Ferry Project, a charity which offers support and services to the homeless in Fenland. TCA donates hot and cold food leftover from lunchtime meals. The Academy’s catering team work with the shelter on a day-by-day basis and if there is anything suitable to be handed over, they call the Ferry team after lunch to arrange a collection that afternoon. Students and families have also collected toiletries for the charity.


Barking Abbey School Specialist Sports College, Essex
King Solomon Academy, London
Manchester Health Academy, Manchester

2017 Winner
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Academy Partnership Award winner - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, East Sussex

The Aldridge KSD Construction Academy is a unique collaboration between education and industry to provide a technical training centre. The Academy is delivered in partnership with a national construction company, which sponsored the capital build and design costs and has committed to taking all graduates on as apprentices for the next 2/3 years. The curriculum aims to meet the skills gap across the city.

2016 Winner
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, East Sussex

Launched in June 2015, Brighton Digital Media Academy offers a unique partnership between industry and education giving students aged 14-19 real life, practical experience as they gain academic qualifications. Students from across the city can access this unique programme through both Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, and learn from a curriculum which is representative of the diversity of this vibrant industry. The partnership acts as inspiration for pupils who can gain an insight into the workings of partner organisations, such as Brighton Youth Film Festival and Brighton Film School. Close links exist between industry and education, resulting in a truly unique partnership which will ensure that the city’s creative and digital industry needs are fully met, and indeed exceed expectations.

2016 Academy Partnership Award winner - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, East Sussex

Dalziel High School, Motherwell
Banovallum School, Lincolnshire

2015 Winner
Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury

Thornhill Community Academy was selected by banking chain Santander as a lead school to benefit from its financial literacy programme, designed to improve financial education and financial knowledge amongst students. The school has  introduced a cohesive teaching and learning programme of financial education, enabling students to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to make informed financial decisions. The introduction to financial education comes as part of the Academy’s movement to join the Centres of Excellence Programme and become part of a network of best practice schools.

Dalziel High School, Motherwell
JCB Academy, Staffordshire