Welcome to Route 39 Academy

I am delighted to welcome you to Route 39 Academy, a new school at the heart of the community. We are a non-selective state school, open to all.

Route 39 is a unique school, grown from the passion of the local community. The location is inspiring, probably the most beautiful in the whole of the UK, and our students will have the very best education that the 21st century can provide. I have direct experience of leading in an outstanding school.

Students at Route 39 will benefit from a rigorous academic education, underpinned by the teaching of effective learning habits, life skills, enterprise and care for the community. Our students will leave school with the qualifications and skills necessary to be successful in higher education, training, the work-place and their own lives.

Given the right circumstances, all young people can achieve more than they ever think possible. Because of this, every student at Route 39 will be challenged to do their very best. People learn best at the edge of their comfort zone, this is also when learning is most enjoyable and fun!

Learning can sometimes be a messy business and when things get tough, young people need others around them that know them and genuinely care. Route 39 Academy will be a safe place to be, with every member of staff chosen for their outstanding teaching expertise, their passion for education and their desire to make a difference to the future of our students.

I would love to meet any parents who have chosen or are considering choosing Route 39 Academy for their child.

Joss Glossop, Principal