Welcome to Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Kettering Buccleuch Academy aims to provide an excellent education to children and young people in Kettering and the wider local area. We seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out 'the best in everyone' - students, staff, parents and the community which we serve.
We hope that our website gives you an insight into life at Kettering Buccleuch Academy; our ethos, our culture, our expectations and values.
Our name reflects our strong links with the Duke of Buccleuch, whose family connection with Kettering stretches back for almost 500 years and remains very much alive today. We are delighted to be supported by the Duke’s estate and benefit from its experience in promoting education in this area.
Through being part of the United Learning group of schools, we can offer more to both staff and young people than any single school could offer alone. The growing range of outstanding group-wide activities that we can provide will mean that more young people will have truly exceptional and inspiring experiences. Already, we believe that our Group contains the most developed relationships and practical interaction between independent and state schools in the country, creating benefits for all the schools involved. As part of United Learning, Kettering Buccleuch Academy shares the objective of bringing out ‘the best in everyone’, enabling each student to become a balanced, happy and articulate person with intellectual freedom, confidence, compassion, integrity and a lifelong love of learning.
Our partnership with parents is important to us and we work hard to ensure that communication is open and positive. We know that to achieve the potential in our
students we need to be united in our approach.
Term 4 promises to be one full of hard work but we know that it is hard work that brings the biggest rewards. Year 11, 12 and 13 students will be sitting mock exams again as they continue to prepare for the summer exam season and we wish them all the very best of luck.
Primary students have trips to Wicksteed Park, the Space Centre and Woburn Safari Park to look forward to. We also have Year 8 Parents' Evening on 2nd March, Choices Evening for Years 8 and 9 on 8th March and our Higher Education and Careers Fair on 16th March. Details of other key dates have been sent home via my Principal's Postcard.
There is always something happening here at Kettering Buccleuch Academy. If you would like to come and see our 'academy in action', please contact us to arrange a visit.
Dino Di Salvo