Background Information

Alec Reed Academy is a special partnership between Government and private investment benefiting from a stunning building which opened in September 2005 designed by world famous architects Foster and Partners. Additional specialist facilities, designed by Architects Co-Partnership, opened in September 2012 and together these award winning architects have helped to provide the Academy with arguably some of the best learning facilities nationally. The Academy Sponsor is Sir Alec Reed.

The Academy comprises:

  • A Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative for 3-5 year olds linked to a 0-3 nursery near by
  • A Children’s Centre
  • A Nursery and Primary School for 3 – 11 year olds
  • A High School for 11 – 19 year olds
  • An Adult and Community Learning Centre
  • A Community Sports Centre
  • The John Chilton School (LA) for both primary and high school age students with special needs is also co-located within the  Academy building

As an all-age school with over 1700 students and more than 280 staff the Academy provides an environment for life long learning in state of the art facilities. From the professional theatre, dance and recording studios to the sports hall, fitness suite, climbing wall, extensive professional outdoor sports facilities which include a professional standard all weather pitch and five-a-side pitches  Alec Reed  Academy leads the way nationally as a school of the future realised today.

The aim of the Academy is to provide high quality education across the full age and ability range, covering the national curriculum with a vocational element in the curriculum of the High School.

It is a strong feature of the philosophy of the Academy to focus on and encourage positive values and attitudes as a necessary prerequisite for successful learning. The effective systems of behaviour management are underpinned by an extensive system of pastoral care and inclusion which promotes confidence and independence.

The Academy operates a three term year broadly in line with London Borough of Ealing schools.