Djanogly City Academy secures £100,000 grant to expand its sixth form

July 24, 2023


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Djanogly City Academy secures £100,000 grant to expand its sixth form

Djanogly City Academy has been awarded a £100,000 charity grant to expand its sixth form.

The Wolfson Foundation funding will enable the school to refurbish part of its existing sixth form facilities and create a new creative and performing arts space.

The new open plan space will be for the teaching of performing arts, music, art and textiles, expanding the current curriculum offer for A Level students.

Andy Smith, Principal, Djanogly City Academy, said: “This is fantastic news. It means that we can expand our A Level provision and choice of subjects in response to demand.

“We have high aspirations for our scholars, many of whom achieve exceptional progress whilst studying with us up to GCSEs.

“Our expanded sixth form offer will inspire more of our scholars to stay on after completing their GCSEs and to achieve at the highest level, which will increase their university options and future career choices.”

Djanogly City Academy has more than 1,100 scholars aged 11 to 18 years-old based at two sites on Sherwood Rise and Gregory Boulevard.

The Ofsted graded ‘good’ school serves a diverse community; around 60% of its young people speak English as an additional language.

Djanogly City Academy Sixth Form, which is based within the school’s Sherwood Rise site, opened in September 2022 following a £250,000 refurbishment.

The facilities for sixth form students that were unveiled last year included 15 classrooms, a study hub, a library and careers room as well as a new reception area and toilet block.

Once the latest Wolfson Foundation-funded refurbishment is completed, the sixth form will be able to offer A Levels in art, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, design and technology, economics, drama, economics, English language, English literature, further maths, geography, history, maths, music, sociology, philosophy and ethics, physics, psychology and the extended project qualification.

Djanogly City Academy, which is part of Djanogly Learning Trust, is focussed on ensuring that all of its scholars can succeed; its motto is ‘achievement: no excuses’.

Liz Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Djanogly Learning Trust, added: “I am really proud of what is being achieved by students and staff at Djanogly City Academy.

“It is inspiring to see the newly opened sixth form thriving and growing, and I would like to thank the Wolfson Foundation for its support.

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent grant-making charity, with a focus on research and education.

It invests in projects in science, health, education and the arts, largely through grants for capital projects including new buildings, refurbishment and equipment. In its latest funding round, the charity has awarded £516,900 to projects across Nottinghamshire.

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive, Wolfson Foundation, said: “The Wolfson Foundation is committed to funding transformative capital projects that enhance research and education, encompassing a diverse range of fields including science, health, and the arts.

“In this funding round, we are delighted to have awarded over £500,000 in grants to organisations throughout Nottinghamshire. These projects funded by the Foundation will promote wellbeing, support learning and inspire creativity.”

Find out more about our sixth form. Follow us on @DjanoglyAcademy. #WeAreDjanogly

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