Student Support & Care
Our Learning Advisors are the first port of call if students or parents have any queries or need support. Year Team Leaders, supported by a senior member of staff, are also on hand to give advice – there is always someone to help.
The house system provides a forum where we celebrate effort, attainment and attendance, with merits and house points. An active student parliament gives students a voice, responsibility and opportunities for leadership.
We take special care to help our Year 7 students make a smooth transition. From Year 5 students join us for curriculum support, taster sessions and enrichment activities.
The Inclusion team is available to provide more specialised support for students with particular learning needs.
Since 2013 Capital City Academy has offered a Summer School and Saturday tuition in association with SHINE. This supports students development of key literacy and numeracy before they start and during Year 7.
A coordinator for those in receipt of the Pupil Premium focuses on their well being and progress.
Please click on the expandable sections below for further information.
More Able Programme
The ‘more able’ programme supports and encourages students who have the capacity to achieve or perform at the very highest levels.
- Year 7 ‘more able’ students are working in partnership with Middlesex University, providing ongoing support around pathways through education to careers. The activities and events will introduce students to university and student life.
- Working with a variety of organisations to help students meet representatives and provide opportunities with top universities, including the ‘Russell Group’, with events such as the ‘Raising University Aspirations Event’.
- A programme of subject-specific university-style lectures.
- Partnerships with SEO Scholars, offering Year 11-13 students fantastic enrichment and work experience opportunities.
- Year 11 and Capital 6 students are part of the ‘Capital Asset Group’.
- Into University works with identified students throughout the academy.
- Links with higher education institutions, including the ‘Russell Group’ and ‘Oxbridge’.
- Working with Magdalen College Outreach, including the Future Opportunities Exchange.
- Links with a range of professions, for example, the Civil Service Outreach programme.
- Links with Sutton Trust, UNIQ and other university summer schools and support with application to academic taster days.
- Parental engagement events across all year groups.
- Stretch and challenge is embedded in all lessons, with the Lead Teacher for the More Able Students focusing on quality-first teaching in regular training events. Classes are set by ability across the Academy to enable departments to stretch and challenge the most able.
We are committed to continually reviewing and expanding our ‘more able’ programme to provide the best opportunities.
Special Educational Needs
At Capital City Academy we work to ensure all students with Special Educational Needs and or disabilities receive the support they need to make exceptional progress and prepare effectively for adulthood. We uphold high standards of achievement, provide opportunities for all to succeed and encourage in our students a set of personal values based on honesty, trust, tolerance and respect for others. We are fully committed to meeting the needs of those pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability so far as is reasonably practicable and compatible with the provision of the efficient education of other pupils. In meeting these responsibilities, Capital City Academy has due regard to the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the Disability Discrimination Act 2001. We work collaboratively with parents/carers and students to ensure they are at the forefront of decision making regarding their/their child’s educational needs.
For full details on our SEND provision, please visit the SEND Report section on this website by clicking below.
Mentoring & Psychology Services
At Capital City Academy we are fully committed to the emotional and mental wellbeing of our students. As a school, our duty is not only to educate and inform our students but to support their wellbeing, character and emotional development. All staff support students’ wellbeing, but for those that need additional support we offer:
A Mentoring Service
We have 3 mentors who work with students across the key stages. Any student in need of support can be referred to this service, and receive either one to one, or group support. In some cases both, depending on the need of the child.
The Psychology Service
For the past 8 years we have had an excellent psychology service to better support our students’ emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Two years ago Susie Herman Lead Psychologist, expanded the service and we now have two additional trainee psychologists to work with our students.
Any student can be referred to the service and receive one to one weekly support in a safe, confidential space.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Team
We take our responsibility for child protection and safeguarding very seriously at Capital. We will always seek to work in the best interests of children and young adults.
For information about our Safeguarding team and how to contact them, please visit the Child Protection and Safeguarding page on this website by clicking the link below.