Welcome to the Boxing Academy's website. I hope it gives you some insight into our unique school and ethos. We are a boxing family: the staff are caring and totally committed to building relationships with the students, helping them to transform their view of education.
We offer places for 40 boys and girls at Key Stage 4 currently with a reduced curriculum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent supplemented by a wide range of enrichment activities, and a clear pathway to further education and employment. This will increase as our premises expands so we can improve outcomes for our students. Referrals are made through partner schools or local authorities and with the input of the child and parent at all times. We help parents by sending weekly reports on achievement and progress, and liaising with them to ensure that the good work we do with the students is effective at home too.
The Boxing Academy is an attachment-aware school. All our staff are trained in attachment-awareness, trauma-informed practice and emotion coaching techniques and we use this approach to ensure that no young people are left behind. We have come a long way from our origins as a small project in a boxing gym: we have been oversubscribed since 2013 and our recent Ofsted report in November 2016 judged us "Good" overall, with "Outstanding" for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
100% of our leavers have gone on to further education or employment since 2014 and our dedicated staff team, with the support of our governing body, are committed to improving these outcomes every day.
Anna Cain, BA, MSc.