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The Basildon Academies

Developing the Whole Child

At the Lower Academy we have extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programmes that broaden horizons, combat external negative experiences and build positive relationships.

We hold regular Health & Well-Being Days where students are able to interact with external agencies, organisations, employers, staff and older students to become better informed on issues relating to their personal health, safety and well-being.

Our extra-curricular programme offers experiences that range from sports clubs, STEM, Junior University Graduates and the Brilliant Club.

Parental partnerships play an important role in assessing the areas of need and development for our young people.

We also recognise there is more to life at the Academy than academic progress; we know it is our moral purpose to educate the “whole child” and develop the attributes of leadership, organisation, communication, initiative and resilience in every child.

To support the excellent teaching, we have a number of additional adults available throughout the day. Our Student Development Leaders and Champions are there to support learners in lessons and help them to overcome any barriers that might prevent them from learning.