Meet our Headteacher

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the City Heights E-ACT Academy website. We are an ambitious, inclusive and forward thinking 11-18 secondary academy in Tulse Hill, Lambeth serving our local community. The academy opened in September 2013, in brand new purpose built accommodation, with state of the art facilities to match our high quality educational provision.

City Heights E-ACT Academy will grow year on year until 2020. When full, our academy will offer high quality sixth form provision including being part of SL6 (South London Sixth, a collaboration of local sixth forms). As an E-ACT academy, we are part of nationwide family of 25 academies, which allows us access to outstanding educational resources and expertise to help provide exceptional opportunities for all our students.

We are proud to be a values driven academy which are reflected in our vision statement. Our vision at City Heights E-ACT Academy is simple. We are an academy anchored at the heart of our community. Developing tomorrow’s leaders, compassionate and articulate; ready for university or a career of their choice.

City Heights E-ACT Academy, is a language specialist school, which promotes bilingualism. All students at the academy study a language (Spanish, French or Portuguese). In addition to this specialism, we also have a small inclusive additional learning needs provision for students with ASD, allowing them to access mainstream education alongside tailored individual support. At City Heights, we also enjoy a unique partnership with the renowned independent school, Dulwich College who work collaboratively with us to share enrichment provision and educational opportunities. Our academy is a warm, welcoming, inclusive environment, where we have high expectations and where staff go the extra mile, to ensure that all students realise their full potential.

As Headteacher, I am privileged to work with an amazing group of adults and children who are striving together to ensure that our vision statement is realised for every student in our care. We believe in developing tomorrow’s leaders, compassionate and articulate, ready for university or a career of their choice. City Heights is a happy academy, anchored in the heart of our community and we pride ourselves on the relationships our staff have with our students, caring for them throughout their education. We pride ourselves on working closely with families to ensure that all our students are committed to learning and throughout their time with us, achieve our vision statement and demonstrate our academy values in all that they do. Our values are important to us and we live them day in, day out.

We were delighted to be graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2015, just 21 months into our existence. Our ambition now is for a very strong first set of GCSE results this academic year consolidating our position as a school of choice in the local community.

At City Heights Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We very much welcome visits to the academy and I strongly encourage you to arrange a visit so that you can experience the richness of City Heights E-ACT Academy first-hand. Visits can be arranged by contacting Karen Tempia, Executive Assistant to the Headteacher on

Yours faithfully,

Elroy Cahill

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