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Padgate Academy has to be experienced to really understand what sets us apart from other schools.

Our Open Events allow you to see the Academy in action as the corridors and classrooms come alive with activities and energy.  You will have the opportunity to meet our staff and students to find out what life at the Academy is like.   Your children can have a go at science experiments, get creative with English or linguistic with languages... Every subject has something to experience.  Students will be on hand to provide tours of the school's facilities and grounds. 

You can click here to see our news blog for additional information and see when our next Open Events are happening.



You can download a copy of our open event brochure by clicking on the link below.

Open Event Information (pdf)


Students and staff at Padgate Academy are celebrating record breaking GCSE results.  The hard work of a tremendous group of students, the dedication of the whole staff and the support of parents has produced in an outstanding improvement in results.

Improvements have been made in the 9-4 pass rate in all but 2 subject areas including Biology (39% increase), Spanish (30% increase), Art (25% increase), Computer Science (25% increase), Design (18% increase), Geography (13% increase), Physics (13% increase), Mathematics (10% increase).

Further improvements have been made in the 9-5 pass rate including Physics (40% increase) Spanish (33% increase), Art (27% increase), Biology (29% increase), Chemistry (26% increase), Design (22% increase).


In addition we are delighted to see an increase in the 9-7 pass rate in all but 4 subject areas including Physics (38% increase), Chemistry (30% increase), Biology (25% increase), Religious studies (22% increase), Art (16% increase), Music (13% increase).

Finally the percentage of students achieving a grade 9-4 in both English and Mathematics has increased by over 10%.

Among the many individual successes are:

  • Madison Bailey-Moyes, who achieved five grade 9s three grade 8s. Using the reformed criteria Madison has performed in line with the top 2% of students in the country in the majority of her subjects.
  • Rachel Hoolihan, who achieved three grade 8s, four grade 7s and one grade 6.
  • Magnus Borthwick, who achieved two grade 9s and five grade 7s.
  • Oliver Flint, who achieved two grade 8s, five grade 7s and one grade 6.
  • Emily Bretherton, who achieved 1 grade 9 and 3 grade 8s.

Principal, Mrs Misia Barclay, said: “Today has been a celebration of 5 years of hard work, tenacity and teamwork between school, students and Parents.  Every student has risen to the challenges of the new style GCSE examinations with many of them exceeding their target grades.  These results for us mark the start of a new era at Padgate and I am so pleased that our students leave us today ready to embark on the next stage of further education, apprenticeships or employment.  On behalf of all the staff here at Padgate, I wish them every success!”


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