The Rodillian Academy is housed in a £27 million building which opened in 2008. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art SMART digital screens in every classroom, one of the first schools in the country to embrace such technologies – an achievement recognised and documented by ITN news. We also have a dance studio, recording studio, lecture theatre, two gyms and astroturf pitches. We are extremely proud of our sporting excellence, and have developed elite rugby union and netball academies throughout the school – both of which have competed on a national level, beating many of the top private schools, with the Rugby Team winning the Yorkshire Cup on several occasions. We now take 10% of our year 7 entry based on sporting aptitude
In 2007, only 19% of students gained five A*-C including English and maths – by 2013, this had risen to 72%, rising again to a record breaking 76% in 2016. On the new measures of Progress 8, as shown in the school performance tables, Rodillian is well above national average at +0.92. The number of young people achieving a 4+ in English and Maths in 2017 was 78% putting the academy at the top of all secondary schools in the Leeds Authority. Attainment 8 is also above well above national average. We have extremely high aspirations for our young people and strive to give them the qualifications that they need to move on to the next stage of their life successfully.
Behaviour in the school is exceptional, and something which we are very proud of. Our judgement was supported by Ofsted in 2012, and again in 2016, where we gained an Outstanding rating for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. At Rodillian we believe that traditional values of discipline and respect are sacrosanct. We do not tolerate bullying, defiance or rudeness, and this has made for a harmonious and safe learning environment for our young people and a supportive environment for staff, where they can concentrate their efforts on teaching, and their own continuing professional development. Our school is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Executive Headteacher: Andy Goulty
Chair of Academy: John Hirst
Head of School: Lorraine Bradley
The Rodillian Academy
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Main Reception: 01924 872 252
Attendance Line: 01924 874 762
Fax: 01924 825667