Our Ethos and Values
Our Mission Statement
‘To provide a high quality educational community which offers life changing opportunities in a safe, creative and exciting environment. All are valued and inspired to flourish and grow as individuals, leaving us believing the sky is the limit!’
In order to ensure that our mission is realised, all of our academies are governed by a firm set of non-negotiable standards, which all staff are held accountable to.
Bexhill Academy has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday life situations.
Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders. Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.
Bexhill Academy operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.
Bexhill Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision. Further details can be found here .
We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.
Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here
Bexhill Academy is a non-selective school for the local community. As such, the admissions policy reflects the locally co-ordinated admissions scheme. After admitting students with a statement of SEN, followed by ‘Looked After’ children, the admissions policy for the Academy prioritises brothers and sisters of children at the school and those living closest to the Academy. Our admissions policy is available below.
Our admissions number (PAN) is 60; this means this year we will admit upto 60 pupils into our Reception classes. Our admission number has been 60 for three years, hence we have a capacity of 60 pupils per year group in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3 upwards our capacity is 45 pupils per year group.
Applying for a place at Bexhill is easy. Like most Sunderland schools, it is handled by the Admissions team at the Local Authority. All the details you need are here
Pupil Premium Allocation
Pupil Premium Spend Statement 19-20 is available Here you can see how we have spent last years pupil premium allocation
PE and Sport Premium
A link to how the school spends its Funding is available Here
We’re really excited to be continuing with our new curriculum this year at Bexhill. The curriculum, organised into ‘topics’ or ‘contexts’, was a huge success last year, and the second part of the two-year cycle will be introduced this year. As many of you will know by now, each topic will begin with an event or a visit to inspire the children, and will culminate in a similar event giving the children the opportunity to showcase their learning. Parents/carers are a crucial part of this – we really value your support at these events, and YOU make the end celebrations worth having. Your children like nothing more than being able to share their achievements with you. These may be in the form of an assembly, a performance, an exhibition of work… the opportunities are endless. Your child’s work from though out the term will also be on display (as will their homework – make sure they complete it on time, and to a high standard!). Thank you for your continuing support.
The Academy follows the new National Curriculum in Literacy and Maths – we’ll be sharing things from these with you throughout the year… some of the things in it are a bit tougher than they used to be! Our topics/contexts are being designed to include the best elements of other subjects. Enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities are linked in order to make learning purposeful and engaging, and, above all, to raise achievement.
Please find below a guide to your childs year group.
Exceeding standard in Reading 18%
Exceeding standard in Writing 21%
Exceeding standard in Maths 13%
Exceeding standard in Combined 7%
Average progress between KS1 and KS2
DFE School Performance Tables and Ofsted Reports
The Government, via the Department for Education and Ofsted, publishes a range of information online. These are linked below.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in July 2015, where the school was judged 'good'. A copy of the report is below.