Free school story: Chapeltown Academy - getting to open film


Chapeltown Academy offers young people in South Yorkshire an education focused on preparing them for study at the UK’s best universities.

Chapeltown Academy, which was started by a group of ambitious teachers, is determined to offer students in north Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley aged 16-19 access to a high-quality, academic education which will lead onto outstanding A-Level results. The school focuses purely on the subjects which evidence shows are the most likely to lead onto successful applications to top universities. Students are taught by experts in their field, with many of the school’s first cohort of staff having attended Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities themselves.

NSN followed Chapeltown Academy as it got ready to open its doors for the first time in September 2014. This is their story: