Welcome to The Iffley Academy
The Iffley Academy is a community Special Academy for children and young people up to the age of 18 with complex special educational needs and disabilities. Our students have a range of needs but primarily we work with students with Moderate Cognition and Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. All of our students have Education, Health and Care Plans, or Statements of Special Educational Needs. The Academy has judged to be Outstanding at its most recent Ofsted inspection in January 2015.
The Iffley Academy is part of a growing multi-academy trust of special schools, The Gallery Trust. The Gallery Trust is dedicated to providing outstanding education and support for young people with special needs and disabilities, enabled through:
Commitment to special education
Opportunities for all to learn
Genuine respect and value
The Trust is working with the Department for Education to open a new free special school in North Oxfordshire for pupils with complex special educational needs and disabilities, and is expanding to create a community of Oxfordshire special schools.
In Summer 2018 our new academy buildings will begin to take shape as the construction team move onto our Iffley site to start the exciting rebuild of the school buildings. We hope to start moving into our new buildings in July 2019. The architects have provided some innovative and exciting learning spaces for our students and we are really excited about our move and the further opportunities this will provide to students.
We have a strong track record of working on initial teacher training, school to school support and continuous professional leadership development, with local academies and schools. This has led to the academy being designated as a Teaching School in 2018 by the Department for Education.
With the expansion of the Trust, Kay Willett, who has served as Head Teacher of Iffley Academy for 14 years, has moved to the dual role of Executive Head Teacher of Iffley Academy and Chief Executive Officer of The Gallery Trust. Tom Procter-Legg will take up the post of Head Teacher in September 2018, after working for the Academy for eight years, most recently as Assistant Head Teacher.
We hope you enjoy looking at our website.