Principal's Welcome

At COLAI we provide an exceptional level of pastoral care, academic education and enrichment for every student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing excellence in education and opportunities for all.

In 2019, Ofsted awarded the Academy an outstanding rating, noting that the school has been transformed into an exciting environment where pupils and staff thrive. Outcomes are outstanding and pupils’ progress is exceptional. This is a school where ‘no child is left behind.”

Our students consistently achieve examination results at GCSE and A Level that are higher than the national attainment and progress averages as a result of excellent teaching and a culture of high aspirations.  Many of our students progress to our sixth form and the majority later secure places at university, including prestigious Russell Group institutions.

We deliver an ambitious and creative curriculum designed to develop a love of learning and an intellectual curiosity amongst our students.  In addition to the formal curriculum, we offer a wealth of enrichment opportunities designed to enhance our students’ educational experience and develop their cultural awareness and appreciation.  We aim to ensure that our students graduate from the Academy with excellent qualifications, but also with the life skills and wealth of experience to ensure their success in further education, training or a career path of their choosing.

As Principal of COLAI, I very much hope you take the opportunity to visit us and I look forward to welcoming you to the Academy.

Ms S Jacob BA (Hons), PGCE