Welcome to Greensward Academy

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”.

Greensward Academy has a long history of academic success, pastoral care and curriculum enrichment; having served the local community for generations it is a much loved and respected institution. In this, my first year as principal, I am both committed to preserving these traditions of the past whilst at the same time ensuring that it is upon the future that we are firmly and resolutely focused.

Indeed, any visitor who takes the opportunity to tour our corridors and classrooms, talk with our staff and engage with our students will discover a school where the talents of each and every learner are nurtured. If your strength lies in academic rigour, we will challenge you. If your strength lies in sporting prowess, we will develop you. If your strength lies in creative expression, we will inspire you.

As a school, we understand the importance of instilling a sense of community into those who pass through our care whilst at the same time ensuring that, when they leave us, they are ready to shape our globalised world. With an emphasis on good manners, respect, tolerance and acceptance, Greensward Academy can be rightfully proud of its students and staff. With our new buildings and open spaces, a dynamic curriculum offering opportunity for all and a pastoral care which sees everyone as an individual, I am confident that we have the right learning environment to ensure our 21st century learners are ready to embrace the challenges of our 21st century world.                                                    

 Katie Scarnell MA (Cantab) - Principal

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The academy closes on Friday 21 October for a two week break.  Students should return on Monday 7 November at the normal time (Week B).  

Diary Dates - Term 2 
 7 Nov 
  Start of Term 2 
 w/c 7 Nov All  Shoebox Appeal Starts
 8 Nov Various Ski USA 2017 Information Evening
 9 Nov  11 Sixth Form Information Evening
 9 Nov KS5 Senior Maths Challenge
 9 Nov 7-9 Lee Valley Indoor Cup
10 9 Road Safety Play
 w/c 14 Nov 11 11G2 ISA Triple (in lessons)
 14 & 15 Selected Youth Health Champions Training Course
 16 Nov Yr 5/6 Technology Afternoon
 17 Nov 11 Year 11 Study Skills Day/Parents Information Evening 
 22 Nov  GCSE Awards & Presentation Evening, Palace Theatre
 23 Nov 7-11 District Cross Country (Basildon) 
 23 Nov KS5 Criminology Conference
 26 Nov KS5 National Mock Trial Competition, London
 w/c 28 Nov 11 Year 11 Spanish Written CA (in lessons)
30 Nov  9 Maths Trip to London
 1 Dec 7 Christmas Concert
 2 Dec 10 Clothes Show Live Trip
 5 Dec 11 Year 11 English Language Mock Exam 
 5-20 Dec     11 Additional Science ISAs (in lessons) 
 5-16 Dec 10 English Speaking & Listening Exams (in lessons)
 7-9 Dec 10 Year 10 Core Exams
 8 Dec All Christmas Concert
 11 Dec All All Day Grease Rehearsal
 13 Dec All Christmas Dinner Day 
 14 Dec All Grease Matinee Performance to Primaries 
 14 Dec KS5 Maths in Action Trip
 15, 16 & 17 All Grease Performances
19 & 20 Dec 11 Year 11 Textiles Practical Exam 
 21 Dec      AllEnd of Term 2 - 1.00pm finish

Thought for the Week/Assembly Theme

Power for Good

If you would like to apply for a place in the current Years 7-11 please complete the mid-year application form here and return to Mrs Camy, Admissions Officer/PA to Vice-Principal via email at dcamy@greenswardacademy.org or by post.  Details on admission into Year 7 in September 2017 can be viewed on our Admissions page.

Determined Admission Arrangements

The document below provides details of the admission arrangements and admission criteria which Greensward Academy and Greensward Academy Sixth Form will apply to applications for admission in September 2017.   Full details can be viewed here