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Reach Academy

Message from the Principal

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Reach AP Academy website. The Academy opened its doors for the first time in September 2018 and supports students from across Stoke-On-Trent. We are based across 2 sites: Longton and Burslem and support young people from Year 9 through to Year 11.

Reach Academy was established to give the students in Stoke-on-Trent the very best in Alternative Provision. Many of our students have found it difficult in mainstream schools but develop a new attitude towards education here.

We thrive off developing positive traits in young people around resilience and ambition, and believe every young person has a right to access outstanding education in order to develop this. We want every student to progress to further education at 16 or pursue their career of choice. Reach AP Academy supports individuals that struggle with conventional education and we work hard to support, engage and raise the aspirations of every student.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and a therapeutic enrichment programme, focusing on individual interests and skills, and provide option choices which engage, enrich, and encourage our students to achieve excellence.

Through a bespoke programme of study and varied approaches to a challenging and exciting curriculum we hope to constantly promote a ‘love of learning’, through ‘Relationships, Re-engagement and Results’. We pride ourselves on being ‘a family’ and certainly encourage all our students to become part of it.

Paula Rippingham-Smith

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.