Welcome to Kickstart Academy

Kickstart Academy is a Key Stage 4 Secondary School (PRU) based at Tan Bank. We provide learning programmes for 48 pupils who are referred from within the Telford and Wrekin area.

This referral takes place through the well-established Fair Access Process (FAP), due to behaviour concerns or being at risk of permanent exclusion or those that are permanently excluded from school.

We pride ourselves in supporting learners with a wide range of difficulties, with the intention of them returning to mainstream education. Where this is not viable, students remain with ourselves and we look to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people.

Our ethos at Kickstart Academy is for students to learn and develop as a young person in the most positive way possible, we pride ourselves on giving students the opportunity to better themselves, please see the curriculum statement to the right.

For general enquiries from parents/carers and the public, contact Terri Evans (School Administrator) on 01952 642402 or email Terri.Evans@telfordcollege.ac.uk

Mr Roberts

School Vision

Kickstart Academy is committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all pupils. This allows our young people to re-engage with learning and either return to mainstream schooling or be successful whilst remaining with ourselves. During this time, the learning needs of each individual pupil are accurately assessed to support personalisation of learning.
Our main aims as an Academy are:

  • To keep our students safe
  • To provide a high quality of education
  • Help our students to personally develop
  • Improve outcomes for our young people

‘Always Learning’

  • Students are learning at Kickstart Academy.
  • Our planning and marking ensure that every lesson builds on the learning of the last
  • Reflects our aspirations that what our students learn at Kickstart Academy will build the foundations for the future.
  • Reflects our commitment for self-improvement.
  • Acknowledging that it is essential that students play their part in their learning by being openly reflective and evaluative.
  • Mistakes are fine if learning follows.
  • It is accessible as an expression to all of our students.
  • It is easily woven into our day to day dialogue with students.
  • It reflects our purpose at Kickstart Academy– learning is what we aim to do the best.
  • We can always get better at what we do through perseverance, resilience and determination.
  • It is aspirational –there is always something more you can learn.
  • Great learners can make a great contribution.
  • Learning is everything –it’s not just about being good at academic things.
  • Students increasingly need to be adaptable to a fast changing world.

At Kickstart Academy – We aim to:

  • Inspire and motivate our students to become energetic, self reflective and successful learners.
  • Have high expectations for our students and instil in them the confidence to challenge themselves.
  • Ensure that our students can make lifelong confident and positive contributions by enhancing both academic and personal development.
  • Provide a safe and secure learning environment and establish genuine partnerships with parents.