Horizons Academy Bexley provides high quality education and support to pupils in Key Stages 1-4, who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of exclusion from their mainstream school. We also provide a short-term provision at our Satellite centre for learners, who are unable to attend school because of a medical need.
At Horizons Academy, we focus on early intervention, offering a range of services from short term respite to longer term education for students in KS4. In addition, our expert team works intensively with post-16 pupils to ensure that they have secure destinations at the end of KS4, whilst providing ongoing support, so that each learner is able to maintain their educational placements, training programmes and/or employment.
Our aim in KS1 – 3 is to re-integrate the learners back into a mainstream or specialist school via our ‘Refocus programme’. We work closely with external agencies and our partner schools to identify the needs of the child, develop the child’s ability to learn, so that each learner feels confident about being in the classroom.
We aspire to provide the best possible experience for all of our learners, which is underpinned by our core values of Relationships, Respect, Resilience and 'Readiness' which are explained below.
- Relationships – Learners are able to build positive relationships with all they encounter.
- Respect – Learners show respect for their peers, adults, themselves and the wider community, enabling them to transition into adulthood seamlessly.
- Resilience – Learners are able to overcome barriers and adversity, so that both personal and educational progress is sustained.
- Readiness – Learners are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, equipped with the skills, qualities and knowledge that they need to live prosperous lives.
All learners that attend Horizons Academy can expect support to achieve their goals however, this must be matched by each learner’s endeavour and an unrelenting aspiration to be the ‘Be the best they can be.’
We have created an environment and have a developed a curriculum at Horizons Academy, which will help learners to become well rounded citizens, who are able to productively contribute to the community.
Ultimately, we want all learners to feel confident about their future and in their own ability to live a successful, meaningful life.