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Denaby Main Academy is located in Denaby Main within Doncaster in the county of South Yorkshire, close to Barnsley and Rotherham. We currently have 7 classes of children across the school with children aged between 3 and 11 years. For more information about our school please click on the prospectus link at the end of this page.

We are delighted to be a part of the Astrea Academy Trust. The Astrea Academy Trust has the highest expectations of pupil attainment in national assessments, but our aspirations take us beyond the concept of “schooling.” We believe in “Inspiring Beyond Measure. ”Astrea academies are committed to ‘educate, not just school’, promoting the development of scholarship, curiosity, tenacity, aspiration, and empathy.

You will see this at Denaby Main Academy within our school charters which have been written by each class.

The Astrea Academy Trust logo also communicates the importance we place on collaboration, development and aspiration: The three figures coming together in the shape of a tree, which represents growth, whilst the tallest figure reaches upwards, towards a star, which is above and beyond the highest branch of the tree.

 

This is a hugely exciting time for our family of schools. Astrea has been recognised by the Department for Education as being well placed to raise standards and achieve  excellence for pupils in a growing number of schools nationwide. We are presented with a rare opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and life chances of school children – many of whom haven’t previously received the educational opportunities they deserve.

To tackle this inequality, a Northern Sponsor fund, amounting to £10 million, was created in order to attract and encourage the best sponsors to take on schools in the north of England. Astrea Academy Trust is one of the first to receive a share of this fund and has been trusted with setting up high-performing academy hubs in areas with some of the greatest need.

The Astrea vision enables individual academies to flourish with real autonomy, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support and collaboration across our schools. This balance is necessary in order to achieve long term sustainability for our schools.

“Reach for the top of the tree and you may get to the first branch but reach for the stars and you’ll get to the top of the tree.”

Lemn Sissay, MBE

 

Please click on our prospectus to view key information about our school.

Prospectus 2022 23 UPDATED

 

Requests for paper copies

If you are unable to access our website fully and would like a paper copy of any of the information on our website please let us know. There will be no charge for this

Disabled Access to the School

Denaby Main academy is committed to inclusive mainstream education and equal opportunities for all.  Since September 2002 the Disability Discrimination Act laid a new duty on schools to plan to improve accessibility over time.  In particular we must plan for:

  • Increasing access for disabled pupils to the School curriculum. This covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits.
  • Improving access to the physical environment of schools.  This covers improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education.
  • Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils. This will include planning to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils.  Examples might include handouts, timetables, textbooks and information about school events.  The information should take account of pupils’ disabilities and pupils’ and parents’ preferred formats and be made available within a reasonable time frame.

 

Parent and visitor access

We strive to ensure all parents and visitors can access the site to fully participate in school life. If you require special assistance the office staff are trained to help you. We have a wider car parking space inside the staff carpark, seating in reception, disabled toilet facilities and are able reserve space/seats at all our events. Please contact the school office  or speak to them in person and they will be happy to assist you.

Our school site is one storey and is wheel chair accessible

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