Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy, where it is my great privilege and honour to serve. We are proud to be a school at the heart of the Stockton community and its surrounding villages.

Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy is a popular, over-subscribed academy for 11-16 pupils in Fairfield, Stockton-on-Tees. There are approximately 1175 pupils on roll with a pupil admission number of 237 in each year group.

I truly believe that education should encompass the teaching and learning of specific skills, as well as the imparting of knowledge.  Although exam qualifications are of vital importance to our young people, equipping them with critical life and social skills as well as enrichment experiences is also essential.  We have a responsibility to educate the whole child: healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit.  The Ian Ramsey CE Academy’s vision is:

“Together to learn, to grow, to serve”

This is embodied in the words:

“Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms,”

(1 Peter 4:4)

Our challenge lies in creating opportunity, realising potential and achieving excellence for all our young people, ensuring that they feel education is a shared experience.  Each and every learner is considered as an individual and this principle is at the heart of all that we do.  There are no limits for any pupil and the academy strives hard to remove any potential barriers to success.

I am a passionate believer in the comprehensive education system. Every pupil, regardless of background or starting point, should have the same entitlement to a high-quality education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Supporting real personalised learning, inspiring and encouraging a life-long thirst for knowledge, and supporting sustained success in future years are key elements.  I want to ensure all members of the Ian Ramsey CE Academy become committed, curious and happy learners so that they grow into flexible,  independent thinkers with strong self-esteem and effective communication skills.

We warmly invite you to meet our dedicated staff and pupils, as well as visit our fantastic facilities.

Kind regards,

Brian Janes

Brian Janes — Head Teacher