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All Saints Academy

Our Academy opened in September 2011 and is the first new-build Academy in Gloucestershire and a church Academy for the whole community, welcoming those of all faiths and none. 

Sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Gloucester and Catholic Diocese of Clifton, both of whom have a long history of involvement with education, the Academy offers 900 places for students aged 11-16 and a 250-place sixth form with academic & vocational courses for 16-19 year olds.

The Academy opened in a state-of-the art new building in September 2011.

All Saints' Vision is OCIC

  • Outstanding - providing outstanding opportunities in an inspiring environment and outstanding education.
  • Christian - Helping people to understand and live out the gospel values of love, peace, justice, respect, reconciliation and service to others.
  • Inclusive - Treating everyone as unique and enabling each person to fulfil their God-given potential. 
  • Community - working in partnership to transform the aspirations of young people and serve the Cheltenham community.

We  achieve this by creating a stimulating environment in which staff can deliver creative, challenging and imaginative courses. The curriculum will be relevant and tailored to the individual needs of all students and be of the highest possible quality.

Our new, up-to-date facilities provide not only a place of learning and discovery but also a centre to support family learning and community activity. The Academy will be outward-facing, building an expanding network of links locally, nationally and internationally with parents, parishes, schools, community groups, employers, colleges and the universities.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr Dermot McNiffe
Contact Position
Head Teacher
01242 711200

Where to go

All Saints Academy
Blaisdon Way
GL51 0WH

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

A variety of methods may be used to teach and support students who have additional needs. Access to learning based provision is generally based on lack of progress and working below age related expectations (ARE). The SENDCo co-ordinates the allocation of support for students with additional needs. Where general support is allocated to a group with a number of students with additional needs the class teacher will direct the support on a lesson by lesson basis.

In core subjects students are ability grouped based on both literacy and numeracy skills. Groups where students struggle to acquire skills are kept as small as possible. There is frequently access to an additional adult who, under class teacher direction, may work with small groups or individuals who are identified as having additional educational needs.

Students in Y7-11 with Special Educational or Additional needs may be part of an Intervention group, focusing primarily on reading, literacy and numeracy skills delivered by the Intervention Team. This may regularly involve 1:1 or small group sessions on a withdrawal basis from specific lessons, during daily tutor time or afterschool. 

Some students identified with behaviour or particular social needs may be supported through the PACE (Providing Alternative Curriculum Education) group for part or all of their curriculum provision. This may be for different periods of time as students work towards reintegrating back to mainstream provision.

Students with EHC plans may undertake some bespoke intervention to meet the needs and objectives outlined in their plan. This work is likely to be 1:1 or in small groups.

Contact Name
R Mudge - SENDCo
Contact Telephone
01242 711238
Contact Email
Links to further SEND information
All Saints Academy SEN Information Report
SEN Provision Type

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

All Saints’ Academy has a wide range of experience in relation to different types of SEN, but do not specialize in any area. Some staff have taken part in awareness training sessions focusing on:

  • Speech, language and Communication needs (led by Advisory Teaching Service)
  • Working with students with literacy difficulties – in particular the implications of low reading ages (led by SENCo)
  • Basic understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (led by Advisory Teaching Service)
  • All staff new to teaching attend a SEN training based session led by the SENCo
  • SENCo and some TA’s are trained to deliver ‘Fresh Start’ Literacy Programme
Local Offer file
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