Our mission statement is "The Royal Harbour Academy is a proud community built upon success, high aspirations and a global outlook."
Our aim is that every student at the Royal Harbour Academy gains life skills and qualifications that will allow them to lead happy and fulfilled lives whether their next steps are in education, employment or further training. It is good to know that year on year all of our students either stay on in our sixth form, go to other local schools or secure full time employment in the workplace. Having previously been Headteacher at Dane Court Grammar School, I am pleased that the school is part of the Coastal Academies Trust, which not only includes Dane Court Grammar School but a number of other local schools. This provides benefits to both students and staff through, amongst other things, collaboration and exchange of good practice. Like myself, the Trust is determined that every child has real success and the schools work collaboratively to achieve this aim.
This week The Royal Harbour Academy Art Department have been running printmaking workshops with The University of the Creative Arts for Year 9 students. This has involved students creating and printing collagraph plates. The University of the Creative Arts have also just announced that they will be providing funding to pay for the Arts Award qualifications for our students.
The guidance on the use of facemasks has changed. From Monday 17th May, students no longer need to wear masks in school although they may do so if they wish. We have a few staff who are still vulnerable to infection and I would ask that your son or daughter continue to bring in their masks for the few lessons where we will need them to be worn.
The Silver Arts award was achieved by 6 Royal Harbour students who, in the face of the challenges the first lockdown brought, still managed to independently complete enough work to pass the course last year! The qualification saw students complete personal arts challenges plus take on leadership projects such as helping to host a primary school art conference.
Return to School
The Prime Minister has said that he hopes that students will start returning to school from 8th March 2021 although he has given no guarantee that this will happen before the Easter holidays which begin on 2nd April 2021. The Government has said that we will get two weeks warning before any return to school and we will inform you of any changes as soon as we know. The school is of course open for the children of key workers and vulnerable students.
Hello to all our Royal Harbour students and their families, we have put together lots of links to online resources which are fun and free. Would you like to make your own comic book? Maybe see what Anne Frank would have said if she'd made a video diary?
It is extremely important that parents or carer make a claim, even if it is uncertain whether or not the application will be approved. Not only will your child receive a free meal, as well as ensuring that you receive the benefit to which you are entitled, the school’s income is also determined to a significant degree by the number of pupils claiming Free School Meals. This means more resources in school that will enhance your child’s education.