The Academy

Explore how Global Academy can kick start your media career

Welcome to Global Academy

Global Academy aims to prepare young people for life in the Creative Media Industry. We are a unique school for Year 10 – Year 13 students specialising in the fast paced, ever expanding and exciting creative industry.

Our students run their own Radio and TV stations working alongside the pros at Global. They also create their own events and learn how to pitch and promote their media products to some of the biggest consumer brands in the market. Students also create their own showreel of content and develop a host of contacts too, made during work experience or from our weekly guest talks (g:talk). All this while achieving the academic qualifications needed to progress in life.

Global Academy is a UTC

Global Academy is a UTC. University Technical Colleges [UTCs] offer so much more than traditional schools. Students benefit not just from the very best facilities and equipment used in the UTC’s specialist industry, but also from hands-on mentoring from professionals working in that industry.

Global Academy’s integration of technical, practical, and academic learning creates an educational pathway designed to lead directly towards prosperous careers in the creative industries. There is no better preparation for the world of work that allows students from all backgrounds to thrive in our exceptional environments.

Why Choose a UTC?

What’s special about a UTC education?

Take a look at a virtual open day for an introduction to the world of University Technical Colleges.

We hear from students telling us what’s different about UTC schools, from employers about what they’re looking for in their future employees, as well as UTC alumni talking about how their experience set them up to succeed in the world of work.



More About Global Academy

Global Academy students work towards GCSE or Sixth Form qualifications, as well as learning all the hands-on skills needed to work in the Broadcast and Digital Media Industry. Global Academy has state of the art industry equipment and strong connections to help you kick start your career. We are based at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes where EMI used to be based so we have a media heritage associated with the Academy.

We want to give everyone a chance to study Broadcast and Digital Media. We are a non-selective school, catering for students of all abilities, and because we’re state-funded, there’ll be no fees to pay as you enjoy real-life learning with us.

Equality and inclusion is very important to us at Global Academy, 43% of our students come from ethnic minority communities and 60% are female.  We have students who also register themselves as non-binary and a large LGBT+ community. We’re a diverse school united by creativity, a love of content and a passion to create long lasting careers in the Creative Industries.

You Feel It as Soon as You Walk in the Door

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?