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- 23rd May 2013
Message From The Principal
A warm welcome to Paddington Academy website
Thank you for visiting our website. I am delighted to welcome you to Paddington Academy. We are an outstanding 11-18, non-selective academy in West London where everyone, both staff and students strive to be the best that they can be. Our motto as part of the United Learning group is 'the best in everyone'.
We are proud to be a multicultural, multi faith learning community where the language we all speak is ‘outstanding learning'. PA students enjoy their school lives and are very proud of their school. Every decision is made in the best interests of the students to improve their learning.
All in the PA community are encouraged to live their lives by three values:
A relentless focus on high standards.
A belief that there are no excuses or barriers to learning or achievement.
A warm, welcoming community where the street stops at the gate and all that matters is a safe, positive learning environment for all.
This means that our students are expected to live their lives by the following:
Always do your best
Always do the right thing
Always look for a 'win-win'
Always look smart
Our expectations of students are framed around the Paddington 10: these are the ten things that we expect of our students at all times.
We offer a broad curriculum at Paddington Academy; every student is encouraged to study the subjects that they are interested in. The diversity ranges from astronomy and economics, to a wide choice of vocational subjects. Every student is expected to perform at the highest level. We consider ourselves an ‘advanced learning’ school, where all students have access to a wide range of extended learning opportunities. Every student is expected to excel at something.
Every student at Paddington Academy is special with individual needs. As a result, each student deserves and gets the academic mentoring and pastoral care that suits him/her best. We are constantly improving and listen to the student voice. When we can do more, the students let us know and we address the issues.
At Paddington Academy we positively encourage and value the support and contributions of parents. There are a number of ways in which you can become involved including attending 'Parent Forum', or joining the 'Paddington Parents’ Association'. Please have a look at the 'Parent zone' on our website for further details.
The staff and students are proud of our academy and it achievements and welcome visitors. We have been in the top ten schools nationally for the last four years and in 2011 recognised as the second most improved school in the UK.
I hope that you enjoy the website and please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries and suggestions or come and visit!
Very best wishes,
Oli Tomlinson (Mrs)