Everyone remembers their school days. A favourite teacher, a favourite subject, a trip, a visit, being part of a team, or a first time experience. Our school days help shape our life choices and our life chances, from the examination results we get, to the life skills we develop and the people we become. Fundamentally, this is why choosing a school for your children is the most important decision you make as parents/carers. Your children only get one chance in their compulsory schooling, so it needs to be the best. Being the Headteacher at this great school is both a privilege but also a great responsibility, one that I can assure you I do not take lightly. The children of this community deserve nothing but the best and I shall ensure we all strive to bring that ambition to life.

I invite you through this website to get an insight into Monkwearmouth Academy, but more than that, I invite you to get in touch, visit us, take a tour, meet some key staff and to see what happens on a daily basis. We are committed to ensuring our Believe, Achieve, Succeed vision isn't just a slogan but becomes a way of life for our students and staff alike. Our students will go on to achieve outstanding examination results but this will be because of the strong partnerships we try to build with you as parents/carers as much as it is the talents of our students that we can nurture and develop. The home/school relationship is essential and communication is vital and whilst we may not always get things right, we shall listen and respond to your feedback. This is a partnership that for a good number of our families has been ongoing for many years as we welcome siblings of previously successful students and whilst we enjoy this brand loyalty, we never take it for granted.

In our school, all children are equal and all are different. We challenge them all to become the best version of themself they can. As much as success in the subjects they study, developing the character traits they need as young adults are fundamentally important to us. Modern society requires our young people to have respect, kindness, tolerance, organisation and resilience. These character traits are central to the development of the whole child and this is our passion. When we develop young people with character who achieve the best grades they can, then we can say they are life ready. Schools are not just exam factories, they must do more. At Monkwearmouth, our staff will go the extra mile to ensure their school days are happy, successful and memorable for all the right reasons.

Mr Mike Collier

Executive Headteacher