Headteacher's Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website.

I hope what you see and read here reflects the vibrancy of the school community and the commitment that we have to attaining the very highest standards – as summed up in our school mission statement ‘Excellence for All’. This is not just words, but something we take very seriously, as seen in our excellent results over the last few years, our 2017 Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ which saw us move from the lowest to highest rating in less than two years, and recent award of the prestigious ‘World Class Schools Quality Mark. However, I am pleased to say that this is neither the limit of our ambitions or ceiling of our achievements, with many new initiatives and innovations recently introduced or about to be introduced to propel the school forward to the very highest levels nationally.

We also have many exciting non-academic successes and initiatives to celebrate. This includes a purpose-built new school that provides a far more pleasant environment, giving students and staff a boost and feeling that we are special and deserve the best. Community engagement is taken very seriously, with the Sports Academy concept successfully underway with the opening of the Boxing Academy in January 2017 and Cricket Academy which opened in January 2018.  Both are open to staff, students and the community in general, underlining our commitment to making BD3 the very best it can be.

These achievements have caught the eyes of policymakers, with the school recently being given the go-ahead to form a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), where it will have even greater scope to develop top practice and share this expertise with other schools that join us.

These are certainly exciting times at Carlton Bolling, and we sincerely hope you will decide to join us on our journey.

Yours sincerely

Adrian Kneeshaw,