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.
Many thanks to PC Russ Massey from Thames Valley Police for running last night’s online safety briefing. He worked with parents, governors and staff, discussing staying safe online, what...
Short Breaks Update for Families with Disabled Children and Young People
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.