Tom Procter-Legg Head Teacher the Iffley Academy
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) is the most common primary need amongst pupils with Statements / EHCPs across the UK. The Iffley Academy is working towards gaining accreditation through the National Autistic Society and will become a centre of excellence for ASC provision
The Iffley Academy was one of the first schools in the UK to apply the ethos of 'Restorative Approaches' and is widely recognised as a centre of excellence in this area
Working with animals can have a profound impact on students, developing their self-esteem, self confidence and enhancing their social and communication skills
All students at The Iffley Academy will achieve their potential, becoming confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and make a successful transition into adulthood
Integration opportunities and work experience placements are available for all students, enabling them to go into colleges and local schools, to develop their academic and social skills, and realise their full potential
The Iffley Academy has a unique curriculum which prioritises functional literacy and numeracy alongside developing skills towards independent living, employability, healthy living and participation in society
Irrespective of their special needs and diversity, all students are treated as unique and will be respected for the contribution that they can make to the academy and in the future to their chosen communities

Welcome to The Iffley Academy

Thank you for visiting our website.  I hope that it gives you a flavour for some of the fantastic work that is going on here at the Iffley Academy.  Having worked here for the past eight years I can tell you that it is an exciting, diverse community where amazing things happen, students achieve things they did not think possible and committed staff make a significant difference to the lives of young people.

We are a community special academy for children and young people up to the age of 18 with complex special educational needs and disabilities.  All of our students are individuals and we pride ourselves on taking a personalised approach.

Students have Education, Health and Care Plans with 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,

The Academy was judged to be Outstanding at its most recent Ofsted inspection in January 2015, designated as a teaching school in 2018 and is part of an aspirational Multi Academy Trust – The Gallery Trust, a community of special schools, 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

This year, perhaps the most exciting project in the academy’s history begins, our new academy buildings are being built, providing us with a brand new school.  Work is expected to start in January 2019. We will of course keep you up-to-date with further information along this exciting journey.

We understand that students are able to give their best when their needs are met, when they feel safe and when they understand their relationships with others.  When a student starts at our academy every effort is made to ensure that they maximise their progress, enjoy coming to school, make new friends and feel safe. They become part of our community but most importantly their family also becomes part of our community.  

I look forward to seeing you at an event here at the academy in the future and celebrating the successes of our students, however in the meantime please feel free to contact the academy if you have any questions or need further support.

Tom Procter-Legg

Head Teacher

Latest News

Anti-Bullying Week 12th November 2018

This week we are supporting anti-bullying week.  We will be focusing on this in our assemblies and will be selling anti-bullying wrist bands, so that students can show their support.


Half Term School Closure

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Planning Approved For Iffley New Build!

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