The Coppice Academy is a welcoming, warm academy which empowers all students to recognise their potential and supports them through a personalised, interesting and achievable curriculum pathway, experiencing innovative, quality teaching and learning. All students make excellent progression from their individual starting points.

At the Coppice Academy we model our approach to a mainstream secondary academy where we encourage independence, responsibility through curriculum movement with an additional focus on an holistic approach for our student’s development. We pride ourselves on identifying a student’s individual needs as well as building on our community and family philosophy of being ready, safe, respectful and to always be the best we can be, to enable students to succeed and achieve at the Coppice.

Learning, Achieving and Growing Together is our mission statement. We believe in the abilities of our students and their successes never cease to amaze us and make us proud.

The ethos of the school encourages students to have a can-do approach that supports them to build resilience and confidence in a safe environment.

We reward and applaud positive achievements at all levels and encourage students to have a positive attitude to changes and challenges.  We believe passionately in the value of an inclusive engaging education that includes various pathways and training along with diverse educational environments and methods which allow all our young people to achieve their potential to become successful and rounded citizens of the future.


Our curriculum is designed to be delivered via various pathways enabling students to achieve their potential. Within these pathways we intertwine PSHE/SRE/ASPIRE (Achievement, Safety, Positive contribution and progression, Independence, Realising potential and responsibility, Enterprise and enrichment) to embed real life experiences where all students acquire knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future, making sure all our young people have the skills they need to grow up as healthy individuals who can make informed decisions about their lives. All students receive careers advice throughout their academic journey at the Coppice, facilitating students with the skills required to make decisions to their next stage in life.


Diane Ahearn