‘Students have outstanding attitudes to learning,
which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
‘Students behave very well, show high levels of cooperation, respect and courtesy and work highly effectively with each other and their teachers. This creates a very positive learning environment.’ Ofsted

Our Academy | Specialism & Foci

Museum Learning at The Langley Academy: Curiosity, Exploration, Discovery

Aims
Students at The Langley Academy will be curious about their identity and the world around them. Their understanding will be challenged and their exploratory skills developed so that they can make their own discoveries.  They will confidently communicate their learning and take responsibility for sharing it with others.

Museum Objectives
Museums are gateways to real things, real stories and real people; museum collections make learning meaningful for students. With museum learning in our DNA, we will further our aims in the school, our local community and our national partners through:
  • How we plan and deliver learning: a learning model based on curiosity, exploration and discovery.
  • How we use places and objects: using the built environment and collections to aid learning.
  • How we work with people: a two-way process of sharing teaching expertise and ideas with museum professionals to create good practice inside and outside the classroom.

We have new and established partnerships with local and national museums. With them we work on embedding museum learning across the curriculum and through specific projects designed to meet students’ needs.  We work through collections and the museums as a whole. In this way we believe that museums and their collections can develop students’:

  • Love for learning
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Ideas and critical thinking
  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding of context and links
  • Knowledge of the past
  • Hopes for their future

The Langley Academy is a specialist science academy. Science as a subject can be found in all other subjects and can also be seen as a set of skills in students’ other lessons. Students research, experiment, discuss and develop arguments and recognise the importance of sustainability in scientific and technological developments.

Students also explore contemporary and historical scientific developments and how they have been communicated. Students consider how knowledge and understanding of science informs personal and collective decisions.

We aim to capture and extend the scientific imagination of students and inspire them to make positive choices about their future, including careers.

Science is at the heart of all we do and the range of exciting activities enjoyed every year during National Science and Engineering Week by students is simply one example of the imaginative science taking place throughout the year.

 

 

Students at the Academy are very much encouraged to be aware of sustainability and renewable energy sources. The Academy has a number of sustainability features, which support our ethos. A biomass boiler provides most of our heating needs during the winter months. Our ground source heat pump makes use of natural underground thermal heating. The vast underground rainwater harvest tank ensures all rain collected on the roof is efficiently recycled for flushing in student washrooms. In addition, solar panels provide heated water for the Academy and lamp posts with photovoltaic cells in the car park generate some of our own electricity for consumption. A reed bed filters grey water from the building and uses it to irrigate some of our trees. Various displays demonstrate to students the environmental savings achieved. Our students actively participate in various recycle schemes, and our Academy Eco Council is currently aiming for the Green Flag Award.


The Langley Academy aims to offer the widest range of experiences for its’ students and this includes promoting an international awareness. Students are encouraged to appreciate diverse cultures and to be a citizen of the world. With a vast array of nationalities amongst both students and staff, the Academy truly has an international dimension. OFSTED recently recognised the excellent harmonious atmosphere at the Academy. The Academy has successfully achieved the Intermediate International School Award, which recognises good practice in developing an international ethos.


The Langley Academy specialises in the sports of cricket and rowing, to allow attributes such as confidence, self-discipline, determination and the importance of effective teamwork to be nurtured. We aim to become a sporting centre of excellence, allowing for the greatest involvement of our students in the widest range of competitive activities. Our approach to creative learning enables students to understand the two sports through the differing perspectives of our innovative and exciting curriculum.

The game of cricket has been around for hundreds of years and is thought to be the second most popular team sport in the world behind football. It’s a battle of strategy and subtlety, yet amongst all of the complexities lies a beautiful game. Cricket is the sport that has transcended faiths, gender, class and generations for centuries. Cricket is popular with our students who make full use of our external and internal cricket nets as well as the natural outdoor cricket square. These facilities are well used not only by students but also by the local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Langley Academy specialises in the sports of cricket and rowing, to allow attributes such as confidence, self-discipline, determination and the importance of effective teamwork to be nurtured. We aim to become a sporting centre of excellence, allowing for the greatest involvement of our students in the widest range of competitive activities. Our approach to creative learning enables students to understand the two sports through the differing perspectives of our innovative and exciting curriculum.

The sport of rowing offers great rewards for all who participate; aesthetic and graceful, yet explosive and powerful. From the rivers of England to the vast oceans of the world it has become an iconic symbol, synonymous with British sporting excellence. Our Director of Rowing is a Gold level rowing coach and has coached at World Junior Championships level! We currently run a Gifted and Talented rowing programme (Slough Olympic Scholars) in partnership with the Slough School Sports Partnership, and regularly participate in a range of indoor rowing competitions.