Every child deserves an excellent education. We strive to deliver this at The Totteridge Academy through a rigorous and challenging curriculum that enables students to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We teach our students to appreciate the beauty of maths, the wonder of science, and the power of the written word. We gradually expose pupils to the best that’s been thought and said in each area of the curriculum – every lesson, every day.
We have high expectations at The Totteridge Academy and reject the view that success in life is pre-determined or that our talents are fixed. We improve through practice; calm, focused classrooms led by knowledgeable, passionate teachers provide our students with the ideal environment for this practice to take place. Our students work hard, aim high, and take pride in their learning. Our 2017 GCSE results are an example of the success and achievement that this ethos brings about.
The Totteridge Academy is part of United Learning – a national group of schools with a strong record of success. Being part of the group enables our staff to collaborate with teachers in other United Learning schools. There are also opportunities for students to participate in events, competitions, and trips, such as the highly successful Leadership Residential at Wellington College.
Beyond the classroom, we provide a rich and nurturing culture. We greet each other in the corridor and hold the door open for the person behind us. We celebrate our differences whilst standing together as a united learning community. We provide a wide range of after-school clubs and invite inspiring speakers and organisations to join us for assemblies and special events.
The school is located in beautiful countryside and our fields and courts provide ample space for the students to play sport, take part in activities, and enjoy their free time each day. We also enjoy the added benefit of such close proximity to our capital city, which offers numerous cultural opportunities.
I am proud and privileged to be Principal of The Totteridge Academy and continue to encourage our students to be curious and knowledgeable about their history, dynamic and confident in the present, and ambitious for their future.
If you would like to know more, do come and see us for yourself.
Chris Fairbairn, Principal