Sybil Andrews Academy opened its doors in September 2016. Initially housed in the St James Middle School site, in Bury St Edmunds, we moved into phase one of our state-of-the-art building in November 2016.
Our journey over the first four years of operation has seen us triple in size, our three-phased building project develop a state-of-the-art campus and we have seen the first two cohorts of students’ ‘graduate’ from the school with some great results. We are a school that is constantly evolving and developing and shaping our future. As a result, this is an exciting place to be!
Sybil Andrews offers a broad curriculum, brought to life by an engaging and skilled teaching body. We benefit from a purpose-built school with specialist rooms in a modern, university style campus. Our strong values of kindness, courage and responsibility create a culture of respect, tolerance, and personal challenge.
We strive to be a happy school where students are valued for who they are and what they could be. Strong relationships amongst students, staff and parents provide a sense of belonging and community. Student learning, progress and achievement are our measures of success and our relentless drive to ensure the best for our students is at the heart of what we do.
To join a school that has a short past, is all about creating the future- this is what makes Sybil Andrews an exciting place to work.
We have appointed a staff body that is knowledgeable and passionate, whether that be in their subject or in their knowledge of finance, administration, health and safety, to mention a few. As a result, we are building an extremely strong team. Teamwork is valued in our school culture, illustrated by offices being co-located or shared, so that teams work together; this is evident throughout the school.
The school highly values its staff and as such professional development and talent management are strong. Our bespoke CDP programme allows staff to select their training options for the academic year, with many sessions delivered in house alongside external opportunities for development.
Staff at the school play a significant contribution to the planning and development of their area of expertise, whether that be a curriculum subject or wider function of the school. We highly value staff input and as such staff are very much involved in the continual development of the school and have a significant ownership of their area of responsibility.
Sybil Andrews is a friendly school, staff are collegiate and have fun. Teachers have their own classroom, large communal staff area, specialist subjects benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and staff gain from the wider partnerships fostered by being part of Unity Schools Partnership Trust.
As a staff body we are determined to make a difference, know that we are and will continue to do so.