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University of Chester Academies Trust

University CE Academy Ellesmere Port

Welcome to University Church of England Academy

Admissions for September 2019

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) is a forward looking Academy in the heart of Ellesmere Port which is on a very exciting journey and, whilst proud of what we have achieved so far, we are determined to continue to move forward and become ‘Good’ and then ‘Outstanding’.

Your child will learn within an inclusive environment in which we know each and every one of our students, and can support and nurture them to achieve their full potential.  This is reflected in the rich, varied and aspirational curriculum we offer, which acknowledges that every student is an individual with different strengths, needs and interests.

A strong enrichment programme provides unique experiences for every child including sports, arts, academic activities and clubs.  Students are provided with many opportunities for leadership development which include being anti–bullying and fundraising ambassadors, sports leaders, literacy and numeracy leaders, Duke of Edinburgh pioneers and representatives on the student leadership team at the Academy.

We are an Academy committed to giving our students the best possible education in an environment where hard work, self-belief and a strong sense of community are rewarded and championed. We want students to leave UCEA as ambitious, confident young people who emanate our values and ethos.

Your child’s success is reflected in our success as an Academy:

■ Attainment and progress in performing arts and art is significantly better than in other schools nationally.
■ Over 50% of year 11 students achieved an A* grade in their level 2 business course.
■ Students studying at sixth form receive offers for universities all over the UK, including one student accepting an unconditional offer for Oxford university.
■ Attendance has increased significantly and is now at the national average in many year groups.

How to apply? To apply for a place in Year 7 at UCEA, you should follow the same procedures as applying for any other state funded school, which is through the local authority.

Want to find out more?  We invite you to visit our Academy to meet our staff, tour the building, ask questions and see our inspiring learning environment in action.