Welcome to the Totteridge Academy
Every child deserves an excellent education. We strive to deliver this at The Totteridge Academy through a rigorous and challenging curriculum which enables pupils to gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our teachers appreciate the beauty of maths, the wonder of science and the power of the written word. We gradually expose students to the best that’s been thought and said in each area of the curriculum – every lesson, every day.
In October 2016, The Totteridge Academy joined United Learning – a national group of schools with a strong record of success. Being part of the group will enable our staff to collaborate with teachers in other United Learning schools, such as the highly successful Walthamstow Academy and Paddington Academy.
We have high expectations of our students. We reject the view that success in life is pre-determined or that our talents are fixed. We improve through practice. Calm, focused classrooms led by knowledgeable, passionate teachers provide our students with the ideal environment for this practice to take place. Our students work hard and take pride in their learning.
Beyond the classroom, we provide a rich and nurturing culture. We greet each other on the corridor and hold the door open for the person behind us. We celebrate our differences yet we stand together as a united learning community. We provide a wide range of after-school clubs and we invite inspiring speakers and organisations to join us for assemblies and special events.
We are located at the edge of London – a historic village surrounded by beautiful fields yet within easy reach of the bustling centre of our capital city. It’s a location which fits our expectations for our students: knowledgeable about their history, curious and confident in the present, and ambitious for their future.
I am proud and privileged to be Principal of The Totteridge Academy. If you would like to know more, do come and see us for yourself.
Chris Fairbairn, Principal