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Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London, E8 2EY
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Hackney (204)

Headteacher / Principal
Mr Omar Deria
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11 to 18

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Academy sponsor led
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Jack Petchey

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URN: 131062, DfE number: 204/6906
UKPRN: 10016194

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Good (Last inspection: 5 June 2018)
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Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2006

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New Provision

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Date last changed / confirmed
8 February 2023

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HI - Hearing Impairment

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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Aly Verjee Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2021 31 August 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Justin Eniola Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2022 12 December 2026
Victoria Mirfin Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2022 16 March 2026
Gemma Juma Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 December 2021 7 December 2025
Judith Miln Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2021 7 December 2025
Aly Verjee Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 March 2021 21 March 2025
Yinka Tomori Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 December 2016 31 December 2024
Christiana Shofoluwe Elected by parents 1 December 2020 1 December 2024
Jack Newnham Appointed by foundation/Trust 14 July 2020 31 August 2024
Peter Andrew Young Appointed by foundation/Trust 29 April 2020 31 March 2024
Safa Amirbayat Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2020 31 March 2024
Olayinka Carroll Appointed by GB/board 11 December 2019 31 December 2023
Angela Donnelly Elected by parents 1 May 2019 31 May 2023


Name Appointed by From
Dorothy Dalton Foundation/sponsor members 11 December 2013
Gemma Juma Foundation/sponsor members 19 December 2017
Joanne Shand Foundation/sponsor members 11 December 2019
Marie Stewart Foundation/sponsor members 8 December 2010
Peter Blackwell Foundation/sponsor members 31 August 2018
Ray Davies Foundation/sponsor members 1 December 2016
Ron Mills Foundation/sponsor members 1 February 2006
Rosslyn Hudson Foundation/sponsor members 11 July 2012
Trudy Kilcullen Foundation/sponsor members 1 September 2008
Yinka Tomori Foundation/sponsor members 1 December 2016

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Omar Deria 25 April 2022 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Doreen Agbodo 17 July 2021 Not recorded

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Marie Stewart Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 8 December 2010 13 December 2022
Daniel Smith Trustee Appointed by GB/board 16 March 2022 6 October 2022
Peter Blackwell Trustee Appointed by foundation/Trust 31 August 2018 26 May 2022
Clare Borrill Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 24 April 2022
Annie Gammon Trustee Appointed by LA 1 October 2019 18 March 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London

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Parliamentary constituency
Hackney North and Stoke Newington

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Hackney 014

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Hackney 014B
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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.


What happened at the Petchey Academy? ›

At one Hackney school, Petchey Academy, saw children sitting out of classes staging their own protest for Child Q. It has been reported at other secondary schools, children are refusing to re-enter classrooms after lunch break. Scotland Yard has since apologised, saying the incident “should never have happened”.

Is Petchey Academy a good school? ›

A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18. Ofsted: Latest Overall effectiveness Good.

Who is the head of Petchey Academy? ›

Omar Deria - The Petchey Academy.

What was the old name of Petchey Academy? ›

The Petchey Academy was established in 2006 on the site of the former Kingsland School with generous sponsorship from Sir Jack Petchey CBE, one of the UK's most successful businessmen and philanthropists.

What is the Academy movement? ›

The academy movement, as a structural approach to change, shows promise for reinvigorating the educational mission of academic medicine. To reaffirm the educational mission of academic medicine, some advocate an expanded definition of scholarship as a means of increasing support for faculty who teach.

Which academy is the most difficult to get into? ›

With a record-low admission rate of just 3.19% for the class of 2026, Harvard currently ranks as the most difficult school to get into.

Which academy is the hardest to get in to? ›

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has a 9% acceptance rate. Applicants here also usually apply to the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Are academy schools better? ›

The academies programme gives individual schools greater freedoms compared to local authority control. Being an academy gives schools the power to decide on the best curriculum for their pupils, determine how they spend their budgets, and much more.

How did Jack Petchey make his money? ›

Instead of giving up, Sir Jack used the £39 he was given from the Navy to buy a second hand car and started a taxi business. Through hard work, he proved them wrong and built a multi-million-pound empire. Sir Jack's experiences led to his passion to increase young peoples' aspirations by rewarding their achievements.

Who owns Petchey Academy? ›

Petchey Academy
The Petchey Academy
FounderSir Jack Petchey CBE, David Daniels
Local authorityHackney
SpecialistHealth, Care, Medical Sciences & STEM
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What level of education is academy? ›

An academy is an institution of secondary education, higher learning, or research. The term academy is derived from the Akademia, Plato's school of Philosophy.

How do I contact Petchey Academy? ›

For all enquiries or requests, including paper copies of any of the information on our website, please complete the form below, or call 020 7275 1500 so we can direct your enquiry to the correct person.

Who is the new headteacher at Cheslyn Hay Academy? ›

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Prior to this, he was headteacher of a 14-19 University Technical College. Tom Macdonald commented: “I'm delighted to be taking on a new challenge within the Windsor Academy Trust.

Who is the new headteacher at Tollbar Academy? ›

Mr Nigel Whittle will be joining the school in April 2022 after a career that has seen him make real and tangible improvements in schools across the country.

What was strood Academy old name? ›

Strood Academy was formed in September 2009 following the closure of Chapter School and Temple School, and today the school is located on the former site of Chapter School.

What was the first academy in England? ›

The first three academies opened in 2002; they were The Business Academy in Bexley, Greig City Academy and the Unity City Academy. The Business Academy, Bexley also became the first 'all-through' academy when a primary section was added in 2004. By 2006 there were 46 academy schools in the UK.

Which academy was founded in London? ›

Founded on 28 November 1660, it was granted a royal charter by King Charles II as The Royal Society and is the oldest continuously existing scientific academy in the world.
Royal Society.
Coat of arms
Formation28 November 1660
HeadquartersLondon, SW1 United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′22″N 00°07′56″W
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What does the Academy actually do? ›

The Academy is an international organization and membership is open to qualified filmmakers around the world. The Academy is known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, now officially and popularly known as "The Oscars".

What is the point of the Academy? ›

The purpose of the academy since it was formed in 1927 has been to keep the business of theatrically released movies ready for its closeup in pop culture. And the Oscars have been cast in the lead role.

What was taught at the Academy? ›

In general, the curriculum included arithmetic, merchants' accounts, geometry, algebra, surveying, gauging, navigation, astronomy, and drawing in perspective. Theophilus Grew's 1753 textbook for his students in the Academy described four levels to be taught: First Stage – description of the globe.

What GPA is required for Harvard? ›

You should also have a 4.18 GPA or higher. If your GPA is lower than this, you need to compensate with a higher SAT/ACT score. For a school as selective as Harvard, you'll also need to impress them with the rest of your application.

What is the easiest school to get accepted into? ›

10 Colleges With the Highest Acceptance Rates
  • University of New Mexico: 97%
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What is the easiest military academy to get into? ›

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What is the #1 ranked university in the world? ›

Stanford University

Stanford, California, U.S.

What is the easiest Ivy League school to get into? ›

1. What's the easiest Ivy League school to get into? While all Ivy League schools have a low acceptance rate, Cornell University has the highest acceptance rate among them. Cornell's acceptance rate is 11%, but try not to get too hung up on the numbers.

What are the negatives of school academies? ›

Average pay for teaching staff in academies is lower, but higher for senior management, with sky high salaries for some 'leaders' of academy trusts. Academisation has also radically reduced the voice of local communities, parents and staff in the English school system.

What are the disadvantages of academies? ›

Cons. Academies will mean that some struggling schools will be forced to close, and not all students in the area where the school has closed will be guaranteed a place at the new academy.

What are the disadvantages of school academies? ›

The disadvantages of the school academy system

Simon O'Hara is a spokesperson for the Anti-Academies Alliance. “There is a profound crisis in education. The current system of neoliberal education has failed. Academisation – the flagship of marketisation – is mired in corruption, cronyism and outright failure.

Where is TS Jack Petchey now? ›

The current position of TS JACK PETCHEY is in English Channel with coordinates 50.78859° / -1.11750° as reported on 2023-02-08 08:26 by AIS to our vessel tracker app. The vessel's current speed is 0 Knots and is currently inside the port of GOSPORT.

How much money do you get for Jack Petchey? ›

Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £300 grant to benefit their school or organisation.

Who is the CEO of Jack Petchey? ›

Gemma Juma – Chief Executive Officer.

What is Jack Petchey famous for? ›

About Sir Jack Petchey

Sir Jack Petchey CBE set up the Foundation to encourage young people in London and Essex to work hard and reach their full potential. He believes each and every young person should be given the chance to achieve. As he always says; “If you think you can, you can!”

Who owns Petchey Holdings? ›

Petchey Holdings Ltd is a privately owned property company, founded by Sir Jack Petchey CBE, based in London's Docklands. We currently manage a commercial portfolio which includes over 4 million sq. ft.

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Academies receive funding directly from the government and are run by an academy trust. They have more control over how they do things than community schools. Academies do not charge fees. Academies are inspected by Ofsted.

Do academy teachers have to be qualified? ›

There are no prescribed qualifications required for instructors. You can appoint an instructor even if there's a suitable qualified teacher or teacher on the employment-based training scheme that's available.

Is an academy like a college? ›

They are essentially not schools or colleges, though some may operate teaching arms.

What level of school is USA? ›

Generally, there are three stages: elementary school (grades K/1–2/3/4/5/6), intermediate school (3/4–5/6), middle school / junior high school (grades 5/6/7–8/9), and high school / senior high school (grades 9/10–12).

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If you would like to call a member of the Leadership Team or Extended Leadership Team, you can contact them on 020 7376 3019 and then ask Reception for their extension number.

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Email: (or click here to use our Contact Us form).

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If your child cannot attend school due to a valid reason, such as a medical issue, you must contact the school on the main school number 01803 329351, selecting option 1 to report a student's absence or email the name of your child and the reason to as soon as possible.

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Tim Jones is Principal and operational lead at Woodkirk Academy.

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The Perse School in Cambridge topped the list for independent secondary schools and ranked at 24 nationally.

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What is the top 1 school in USA? ›

Here are the best colleges in the U.S.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Harvard University.
  • Stanford University.
  • Yale University.
  • University of Chicago.
  • Johns Hopkins University.
  • University of Pennsylvania.
  • California Institute of Technology.

What school is ranked #1 in the US? ›

Top 100 Colleges in America in 2023
RankSchool NameGraduation Rate1
1Harvard University Cambridge, MA98%
2Stanford University Stanford, CA95%
3Princeton University Princeton, NJ96%
4Yale University New Haven, CT96%
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How many people from Phillips Exeter go to Harvard? ›

Exeter annually sends about a third of its two hundred seniors to Harvard, where they compose the largest group of resident freshmen. These students are better prepared than any other group.

How hard is it to get into Phillips Exeter? ›

Top 10% of the class. Rigorous course load or independent work to supplement a less rigorous curriculum. ERB or ISEE scores in the 90th+ percentile. Glowing letters of recommendation from the past several years from his/her previous school.

How many Phillips Academy students go to Harvard? ›

The most prestigious schools receive thousands of applications a year, from all over the world, and have admissions rates similar to those of top-tier colleges. Phillips Academy in Andover—which sent 18 students to Harvard this year—accepted only 13 percent of those who applied.

What is the number one private high school in Minnesota? ›

Best Minnesota Private Schools (2023)

The best top ranked private schools in Minnesota include St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Mounds Park Academy and Trinity School at River Ridge. The average acceptance rate is 91% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 23% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

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Minnesota: Hibbing High School, Hibbing

Made rich by an iron ore boom in the area, the mining industry of Hibbing spent $4 million on this ornate school in the 1920s, which is a staggering $54 million today. Its centerpiece is an 1,800-seat auditorium modeled after the former Capitol Theatre in New York.

What is the #1 school in Minnesota? ›

The top ranked public schools in Minnesota are Atheneum Elementary School, St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower and Plymouth Creek Elementary School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Delano, Excelsior and Wayzata.

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What rank is Somerset Academy in Florida? ›

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