Pool Academy is an inclusive 11-16 mixed comprehensive (940 on roll and rising), with an excellent reputation (Ofsted Outstanding – May 2010). It has been listed over the last 3 years as one of the Specialist Schools Trust’s top 5 in the South West for most improved results and was recently runner up in the TES ‘Outstanding Secondary School of the Year’.

The Award submission video

Notes on this video

This demonstrates how learning across the curriculum is enhanced and made more engaging. Look for:

  • Creativity in process and outcome
  • Collaboration
  • Holistic processes with a real purpose, audience and outcome as in English and History
  • Importance of self- and peer-assessment.