Head's Message

Welcome to the Djanogly City Academy website. I hope that as you explore the site, you will get a flavour of the unique culture that exists within our school.

Our aim is very simple. We want every Scholar we teach to leave us with a choice about which destination their career journey takes them on.

The determination of staff and governors to achieve this goal is very strong and is based on a simple but direct strategy – Everybody Graduates.

Our graduation classes of 2017 and 2018 have demonstrated phenomenal Grit and Academic Excellence. Their results were the best the Academy has ever achieved and they made everyone very proud. These results were built upon strong foundations over the last four years and improved on the previous year’s remarkable gains. It would be impossible to list all the many individual successes our Scholars enjoyed this summer but particular mention does need to be made for those who overcame significant barriers to their achievement, many of whom were being examined in their 2nd or 3rd language.

The way schools are assessed has changed quite significantly in the last two years. A key measurement now is the Progress 8 score which measures the value that is added by a school. Djanogly City Academy’s Progress 8 score ranks us

· In the top 4 within Nottinghamshire;

· In the top 10% of the country;

· As one of the most improved schools in the country.

A further indicator that the Academy continues to improve is the attendance. It is a simple truth that you cannot improve your learning if you are absent. With better lessons, a stronger Culture and fewer exclusions our attendance is the highest it has ever been.

Some notable additions to the staffing provision, the impressive attitudes to learning shown by Scholars and their current learning positions give me immense confidence that this academic year will continue in the same tremendously positive manner as the last.

There has never been a better time to join DCA, come and have a look for yourself.

Mr Damian Belshaw

Principal

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October 2018

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