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Welcome to CE Academy

ben wilson associate principal

Our motto is “Freedom to choose a different future” This was chosen by our young people and recognises our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to access a high quality education. 

The CE Academy provides alternative education for young people who are permanently excluded from school; dual registered and for school aged parents. We respond to the educational needs of pupils who would otherwise be attending mainstream/special schools. We have positive expectations of behaviour and academic expectations are high and related to young people’s abilities.

We promote both the right to fail and the importance of giving all young people the freedom to choose a different future. We take a holistic approach to education, promoting an ethos and culture built on fairness, equality and mutual respect. This provides an environment in which young people can be encouraged and supported to make the right choices which lead to positive outcomes.

The staff team at CE Academy are committed to ensuring that all of our young people are at the heart of everything we do. They work tirelessly to enable them to make progress with their social and communication skills as well as achieving academic and vocational success.

We provide all young people with a personalised timetable designed to meet their social, emotional and academic needs. The curriculum on offer provides opportunities to develop cultural capital and for both personal development and academic success. We take great pride in ensuring every young person has a destination when they leave us at the end of Year 11.  

As Headteacher I am proud to lead an experienced and dedicated group of staff. We pride ourselves on our relationships with our young people, families and communities. Strong relationships and working together are at the heart of our ethos.

As a member of Tove Learning Trust (TLT) I look forward to benefitting from working in partnership with an established network of schools to continue to provide outstanding opportunities for our young people.

Mr James Thomas – Headteacher

“Freedom to choose a different future”

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Designated Safeguarding/Prevent/ E-safety Lead

Deputy Headteacher
Lou Bridger -

Deputy Designated Safeguarding/Prevent/E-safety Leads

James Thomas -

Deputy Headteacher
Adrian Davy -

Safeguarding Manager
Claire Smith -

Senior Mental Health Lead/Occupational Therapist
Hayley Singlehurst-Mooney -

Assistant Head
Paul Kairis -

Designated Teacher

Assistant Head
Gary Morton -

Links to websites

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Worried about a child?

Northamptonshire Children's Trust

NSCP Thresholds Guidance

Childline - Report Remove


9:00am Breakfast

9:20am Lesson 1

10:30am Break

10:45am Lesson 2

11:55am* Lunch Break

12:25pm Lesson 3

1:35pm Break

1:50pm Lesson 4

3:00pm End of School


Total education hours offered per week = 27

* All Campuses close at 11:55am on a Wednesday - Vocational courses may continue until an agreed time as part of their personal timetable.

Campus Contact Numbers

County Office
01604 239734

Cromwell, Northampton
01604 239733

Overleys, Northampton
01604 824000

Fairlawn, Wellingborough
01933 445250

Spring Gardens, Wellingborough
01933 445830

William Knibb, Kettering
01536 536400

London Road, Kettering
01536 311000

Forest Gate, Corby
01536 408976

Oaklands Vocational
01536 403741

Chiltern House Campus
01604 587446


Contact Us

County Office: Cromwell Campus, Poole Street, Northampton, NN1 3EX
General Enquires: 01604 239 734

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