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About The Pingle Academy

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

We have a dedicated team of teaching and support staff who are committed to providing the very best for every student. We recognise that all students have different strengths, aptitudes, interests, areas for development and preferred ways of learning.  We are truly inclusive and aim to remove barriers to learning and achievement in and out of the classroom.

A culture of high expectations, along with a curriculum and lessons personalised to meet the needs of all our students, ensure we bring out the best in every student. Lessons are pacy, engaging and well resourced. 

iPads are used as an important learning tool. Feedback is regularly given to students and they respond to this in each subject as a key part of their learning experience. Students have a positive attitude to learning and understand the importance of homework and extended learning opportunities. 

An online homework system makes it easy for students to organise their independent work and for parents and carers to monitor this. 

We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, swimming pool, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

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We offer a wealth of extra curricular opportunities and personalised support, tailored to meet each individual student’s needs. Our aim is that students who leave us will be well rounded individuals, with knowledge and skills for adult life in a fast changing world.

Vision and Values

We are proud to share The de Ferrers Trust Vision:

“To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.”

Our Values

Our values, “Work hard, be kind, choose wisely”, are shared across our Trust.

During a visit to The Pingle Academy, these values will be evident as you see students who are smartly dressed, co-operative, polite and positively engaged in learning and academy life!

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Making a Difference

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Some tired legs this evening after a 16 mile bike ride!! https://t.co/JS8Zx898hQ
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After the bike ride and walk, year 7 have definitely worked up a healthy appetite! https://t.co/qe5JjzX84r
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Lovely afternoon of activities. All back at camp now ready for the evening meal! https://t.co/OVHRZQXiac
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Students have arrived safely, set up their tents and ready for some afternoon activities! https://t.co/BjwQuINlmy
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Pingle camp all set up and ready to welcome our first group on Monday 😊 https://t.co/NJzCgAj6sH
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Really enjoyed meeting with emotion coaches this afternoon. Great to work w/trust schools investing in good for staff wellbeing doing difficult work. I'm looking forward to seeing how we can grow next year🤗
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It's Digital and we're delighted to announce that next week we will be taking part over the whole week with a team of work experience students from The Pingle Academy! https://t.co/pjfagmJpUw
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Only two full weeks left until HPV vaccinations are finished in school. Please make sure you have completed the online consent form and get in touch if your child has missed their vaccination https://t.co/CbESVqL3nE
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Great to have you here!
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🔵 JUNIOR SNOOKER HOLIDAY CLUB | SOUTH DERBYSHIRE A great chance for young people to try an exciting sport this summer If you're aged 6-16 - give snooker a go! Only £1 per session! Meet new friends + win prizes! Part-funded by https://t.co/By1R9BpPh5
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September 2022 intake 👍
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We're pleased to announce the open trials for our Talent Identification Programme (TIPs) are running in July! 📅 We're hosting sessions at , Racecourse Playing Fields and ⚽️ Trials are open for primary aged children 🔗➡️ https://t.co/weh6Sad7eb https://t.co/ZwB2FdvBgQ
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Today we will be providing workshops at the following schools: - - - - We hope you enjoy your time with us! https://t.co/1V7G1MudRn
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Great to have James from in assemblies talking about the importance of https://t.co/SUsD6lOAUy
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Well done Y9! Great forensic focus day https://t.co/3fuMrtV1Ut
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Summer events coming in fast! 😅 A great Campus Experience Day with Yr 9s today. 🙌🏾 The Forensic Science students smashed it hosting their Taster Session, and a very informative Law taster as well. https://t.co/HZvqGhKIzB
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There are a number of vacancies ⁦⁩ Come and join us Current Vacancies - The de Ferrers Trust https://t.co/5u0vXyH2tZ
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