Petchey Academy

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The Petchey Academy
Motto If I Think I Can, I Can
Established 2006
Principal Ms Olivia Cole
Vice Principals Sonia Sinclair & Jo Rainey
Founder Jack Petchey
Location Shacklewell Lane
E8 2EY
51°33′09″N 0°04′12″W / 51.55245°N 0.06992°W / 51.55245; -0.06992Coordinates: 51°33′09″N 0°04′12″W / 51.55245°N 0.06992°W / 51.55245; -0.06992
Local authority Hackney
DfE URN 131062 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16 (16-18 for University Gateway Students)
Houses Darzi, Hunt, Jenner, Saunders, Seacole and Yacoub
Colours blue, black
Website petchey academy

The Petchey Academy is an academy on the site of the former Kingsland School in Dalston, East London.

It is named after businessman, philanthropist and former football club director / owner Jack Petchey, and has been sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation.[1] It is a comprehensive high school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.[2]

The specialism of Petchey Academy is "Health, Care and Medical Sciences".[3] To boost health, Petchey Academy has already banned packed lunches. Everybody takes a school dinner in a small group, and serve others, as in home. This was after it was found that only 1% of packed lunches met the same nutritional standard as school dinners, and 20% of all British children left primary school obese.

There are six houses: Darzi, Hunt, Jenner, Saunders, Seacole and Yacoub. These houses are named after different medical heroes and famous medical figures.

There are six types of learning categories. These are: Core, Human Spirit, Expressive Art, Enterprise & Innovation, Wider World and Renaissance (Inclusion).[clarification needed] The Petchey Academy is located in the London Borough of Hackney where its LEA is The Learning Trust. The Petchey Academy's uniform is a black blazer, white shirt, house coloured tie and black trousers, with a tartan skirt option for girls.

The Petchey Academy (TPA) is non-denominational, specialising in Health, Care and Medical Science. The Academy has gained a number of awards including ECM Gold, Inclusion Award and National Healthy School Status.


  1. ^ Jack Petchey Foundation
  2. ^ BBC News
  3. ^ "Aedas-designed centre for health, care and medical science opens". World Architecture News. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-08-27.