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The Basildon Academies


School’s leaders, teachers and support staff have high expectations for every pupil. Ofsted 2019

Mr Gary Smith Headteacher
Mr Gary Smith
CEO - The Basildon Academies Trust

Student welfare, academic progress and achievement is at the heart of everything we do at our Academy. The Basildon Academies are situated across two sites: the Lower Academy (KS3) and the Upper Academy (KS4 & 5).

Our Academy values are to drive:

  • Social Mobility - equality of opportunity for our young people to succeed
  • Moral Purpose - resilient positive decision makers
  • Cultural Capital - equity of opportunity and life experiences
  • Spiritual Awareness - reflective citizens and active curious learners. 

The Academy offers students the unique opportunity to begin their learning journey at our Key Stage 3 Lower Academy, and complete it at our Key Stage 4 & 5 Upper Academy. 

Our Key Stage specialist sites enable us to offer our students age appropriate curriculum choices, support, challenge and enrichment. The Basildon Lower Academy offers a unique model of education.  We have developed a model of separate Learning Zones for each year group.  Each year group have their own dedicated and specialist learning environments, physical zones, and teaching and support teams.

This unique model supports the implementation of consistency, structure and order. It also enables staff and students to build and foster positive, strong relationships that are unpinned with high expectations and support.  Our staff become experts in their students and their needs.

Our dedicated team works together with parents, governors and our wider community to ensure that each student develops the knowledge, skills and independence to achieve. We believe that there are no limits to what they can learn.  Every student has the right to the very best possible learning experiences and everyone can succeed.

We recognise the power and impact that quality enrichment can have on young lives and minds. Our enrichment programme is an essential and valuable part of our school day. All students engage in an enrichment each day as part of their curriculum.

The age appropriate enrichment curriculum supports a ‘Passion for Learning’ in Key Stage 3, a ‘Passion for Purpose’ in Key Stage 4 and a ‘Passion for Life’ in Key Stage 5. Our enrichment curriculum builds student resilience, self-esteem, sense of belonging and love of learning.  It provides equity of opportunity, stretch & challenge, employability skills and broad experiences supporting our student cultural capital and social mobility.

Our two academy model offers our Year 7 intake a guaranteed future place in our growing and thriving Sixth Form.

The Basildon Academies Sixth Form is located on the Upper Academy site, and provides both academic and vocational pathways, personalised and tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Strong support networks alongside quality teaching ensure academic success and preparation for university or the workplace.

I am determined to ensure that your child’s welfare, progress and experiences both within and beyond the curriculum are outstanding, broaden horizons and support a passion for life-long learning.

I am immensely proud to lead The Basildon Academies, and I look forward to sharing with you our passion for learning, pride in our academy and academic success.

I look forward to working with you, engaging with your ideas and support to ensure we give our young people the very best chances.

Aspire – Believe - Achieve

Gary Smith B.Ed (Hons), NPQH
CEO - The Basildon Academies Trust