Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Quarrydale Academy.  I hope you will find our new website informative and discover how we combine our traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies to inspire our students to succeed in everything they do. We have very high expectations of our students and place great emphasis on self-discipline, self-respect, hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour.

The education we offer at Quarrydale is built around a highly qualified team of staff committed to delivering a quality education to all our students. Your child will enter a calm, safe and secure environment where high quality learning can effectively take place. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child receives the best possible education and takes pride in being part of our successful and caring community.

At Quarrydale we are committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in terms of the achievement of students and the quality of educational provision we deliver on a daily basis. We want to encourage all learners to develop a love of learning and enable everyone to reach the highest standards of which they are capable, academically and in other fields such as sport, arts and culture.  Students have to believe in themselves and strive for success, including accepting the need for the highest standards of uniform, behaviour and being ready to learn, with the right equipment, every day. Our expectations are high so as to push our students to always do their best.

I believe that achievement is closely linked to self-belief, motivation, support and that with encouragement students will excel and be proud of doing well and fulfilling their potential. However, the best achievements usually occur where a true partnership has been established between home, school and the student and all parties work together to strive for the best possible outcome.

I want every Quarrydale student to learn, achieve, maximise their potential and meet all of their aspirations and ambitions. Quarrydale students know that we expect nothing less than their personal best, and we will guide and support them to rise to that challenge.

Mr T J Paling


Welcome to Quarrydale Academy

"What OFSTED said about Quarrydale"


Students of all abilities make good progress throughout the academy

Above Average

The proportion achieving five A* to C passes, including in English and mathematics, is well above average and continues to rise.

Good achievement

Students’ good achievement, including disabled students and those who have special educational needs, is due to good and sometimes outstanding teaching.

Sixth Form

The sixth form is good. Students make good progress, helped by courses that match their needs and thorough checks on their progress.


Leadership and management, including in the sixth form, are good. The headteacher leads the school effectively so that teaching has improved and achievement has risen.


Students enjoy the academy, behave well and feel safe. They are valued for who they are and given the confidence to succeed.

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