Welcome to the Jerry Clay Academy website, which we hope will give you an insight into who we are. I hope that you will feel Jerry Clay Academy is the school you wish to choose for your child. Children have just one childhood; we believe their primary school experience should be magical and wondrous, filled with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences. We aspire for our children to have special and happy memories of their time at Jerry Clay Academy and value highly the positive relationships we have built between children, parents, staff, governors and our neighbouring communities.
Children get one chance with their education and at Jerry Clay Academy we want this to be the best. There is a driving determination to ensure that pupils and adults in the school reach their full potential; ‘to be the best that we can be’. Dance, drama, sports, school visits and musical opportunities are an important element of our curriculum. Here at Jerry Clay we aim to prepare your children for a future full of learning which will enable them to play a full and active part in the world they inherit. The skills of co-operation, effective communication, confidence, self-discipline and self-motivation support our academic successes and will be key factors in your children’s future lives; we look forward to seeing them flourish within our secure and happy environment.
We have a strong passion for developing your child’s creative ability and believe that we should celebrate your child’s talents in all areas of the curriculum. We know that learning should not be compartmentalised and strive to use real purpose for learning to enthuse your child. It is important that children are acknowledged for their individuality and that this is celebrated. We believe that everyone is on an everlasting learning journey. Adults and children at Jerry Clay Academy ‘strive to be the best’ that we can be in everything we do, so that we can significantly impact the learning of ourselves and others. We want to ensure that we are constantly adapting to meet the needs of all of our learners in this exciting and ever-changing society.
Please enjoy finding out about us as we constantly develop on our everlasting learning journey. Jerry Clay continues to improve as we adapt to the pupils which attend our school and to constantly ensure that we are the ‘best we can be’.
Mrs T Swinburne