Expressions of interest can be made directly to the Global Academy. Applications to join the Academy should be made through the student’s home LA. The closing date for application would be 31st October of the preceding academic year, but students can still express their interest and make applications after this date. If we are full, late applicants will go onto a waiting list and if we have spaces they will be offered a place.
Expressions of interest and applications should be made directly to the Global Academy. There is no closing date but obviously the earlier the application the greater the chance of a place.
We will be accepting 50% from within 5 miles of the new building in Hayes and 50% from anywhere outside this radius.
This is a state school funded by the Department for Education so there are no fees.
Yes, they can repeat the year and study with us for 2 years until they are 19.
Yes, students can repeat the year with us though it’s likely we would not be able to offer the exact same subjects they’re already studying in Year 10. We deliver a very hands-on learning experience for this qualification which combines a mix of classroom learning and practical projects, so it’s in at the deep end stuff!
Year 12 students will need a minimum of 5 or more grade Cs at GCSE level. There are additional requirements for some subjects like Maths and Physics A-Level where we expect an A grade at GCSE. All applicants for year 12 will have an interview with us about their course and options so we can make sure our course is appropriate for their ability and aspirations.
There are no entry requirements but students must demonstrate a strong interest in the broadcast and digital media industry. They will attend a meeting to discuss their options so we can make sure that they are appropriate for their needs.
Yes. Children with statements of SEN or an EHCP, children in care and pupil premium students are all given priority. Pupil Premium students are defined as those who have a parent who is part of the Armed Forces, Children in our Care (CIOC) or any student who has been on free school meals at any time in the past 6 years.
There is a uniform for our Year 10 and Year 11 students consisting of the Global Academy polo and you can find those guidelines here. For our Year 12 and Year 13 students we expect all students to dress in a manner that is appropriate for the working environment - this includes no extremely ripped jeans, midriff showing or exposed cleavage or thigh. In addition, students are expected to have their Global Academy Zoodie & T-Shirt on them at all times in case they're required to wear it as well as their lanyards and ID cards.
The school day at the Global Academy runs from 8.45am until 5.15pm with a slightly earlier finish on a Friday. In addition to the core hours, there are enrichment activities and clubs available too.
A lot of the work at the Global Academy will be project based meaning less work to do at home after school.
They will be similar to the holiday timetable of the schools that fall under Hillingdon. You can see all of these here.
In year 10 it will be about 20-25 and in year 12 smaller in most subjects.
We have a SEND co-ordinator and specialist staff who are able to support students.
All schools are now required to tell students what their educational options are, including the opportunity to move to a UTC.
This should not be a worry as the curriculum in years 10/11 is still very broad and students do not properly specialise until year 12.
We have been recruiting various roles. Keep an eye on our recruitment page as we post all of our roles there.