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The Dukeries Academy is part of the family of Academy Transformation Trust academies.

Our mission is to transform learning, aspirations and opportunities for all our pupils, and the communities in which they live. We believe that every child matters and deserves a first class education. We believe everyone has hidden potential to be uncovered and nurtured. Our extensive family of primary and secondary academies are based in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

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Sixth Form

A Warm Welcome to The Dukeries Academy Post-16 Provision

We believe that there are a number of features which make the Stella Smedley Post 16 Centre a unique and rewarding place to study. 

Our post 16 centre offers a personalised experience for all of our students whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum offer. We are able to provide a comprehensive number of Level 3 qualifications for students on both academic and vocational pathways. 

There is a selection of over 20 different subject choices for our students, which bears comparison with any post 16 provider in the area.

We recognise the importance placed on active learning and therefore often have small class sizes to afford staff the ability to nurture yet challenge each individual student. We have a strong belief in enrichment activities and in an effective pastoral care system to ensure that we are advancing the moral, social and personal development of all our students. 

If you would like to know more, please contact us using the links below.

Miss Hackett
Director of Post 16 Studies: