Brayton Academy was formed in September 2016 and is the most recent addition to the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust. At present it has 380 students from Year 7 to 11 and serves the communities of Selby town, Brayton, and the outlying villages south of Selby.
It is our plan to ensure that Brayton becomes excellent and is the secondary school of choice within the area. As with the other academies in the Trust, we hold the traditional values of good discipline and respect very highly, and with this in mind we expect our students to excel in their day-to-day studies as well as in their exams. This is robustly and rigorously upheld through our Positive Discipline system, which creates a calm, purposeful and harmonious environment where staff and students have positive relationships. Moreover, students have a safe learning environment where they can thrive, and staff can focus on the craft of teaching and their own professional development. We uphold the principals of teacher freedom, and we want we promote innovative practice within the classroom.
Since joining the Trust, Brayton has continued to excel in its specialist areas, while also fully embracing the Rodillian ethos of teacher freedom, resilience and positive discipline. The school’s academic performance has seen the number of pupils gaining grade A*-C in English and maths to be well above national averages.
Our Resilience curriculum for Year 7 aims to teach our students essential skills for learning and for life; our Enrichment curriculum in Years 8 and 9 gives Brayton students the opportunity to experience things they otherwise might not have access to. It is our plan to provide opportunities such as skiing and canoeing, as well as practical skills such as cooking, and our Year 9 pre-options give our young people that chance to sample a subject before they take it as an option. As in the other academies within the Trust, our three-year KS4 opens up a range of opportunities for qualifications, and allows students more choice and experiences.
We use our partner academies within the Trust to constantly seek new and engaging innovations for our curriculum, and Brayton Academy uses the skills, experience and expertise of colleagues within the Trust to develop our staff and students. A key part of our strategy is teacher development, achieved through a coaching programme which concentrates on improving classroom practice. This is supported by subject-specialist training driven by our heads of subject and faculty heads.
Executive Headteacher: Andy Goulty
Chair of Trust Governance: Alan Winn
Head of School: Al Moon
Main Reception: 01757 707 731
Attendance Line: 01757 293 243
Fax:01757 213 389