About the School
Royal Docks Academy (formerly Community School) is a purpose built, mixed, community comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 16.
There are 950 pupils on the school roll. The school’s facilities are exceptional and a wonderful place for young people to learn and grow and also for teaching and support staff to work and learn in. The school building which opened in 1999 has achieved national architectural recognition for its design.
Royal Docks Academy serves the diverse community of Newham, which, was the main host London borough to The Olympic Games in 2012. The pupil population is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It is also a fully inclusive school with a dedicated department for 25 pupils who have profound, severe and multiple learning difficulties. We have a specialist PMLD team of teachers and support staff.
There is a committed, dedicated and hardworking team of teachers and support staff led by a leadership team which has very high expectations of all our pupils and is committed to raising standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning.
Over the last five years the reputation of the school has improved significantly with the majority of parents (over 95%) reporting that they are pleased with the education the school is providing to their children. The school is increasing pupil intake numbers at KS3 and establishing a strong and skilful staff who are ‘relentless’ in their pursuit of excellence (Ofsted 2015). Our recent Ofsted recognised the significant improvements that the current team has brought to the school, judging the quality of leadership, behaviour and social, morale, spiritual and community development as good.