Read Academy is an all through inclusive school which welcomes boys and girls aged 3 to 16. The school was established in 2013, and since then has grown from strength to strength.
The school moved to Mansfield road and inherited the historic site of Cranbrook School, founded in 1896 (formerly known as Cranbrook College). The school was acquired by Cognita in 2007 and boasted outstanding facilities that we are now fortunate to use and further develop, creating an outstanding learning environment for our Read students.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum supplemented with a bespoke Islamic education that offers all students the opportunity to succeed in every sphere of life. We focus on teaching students the skills to be effective learners, and to encourage in them a love of learning that they will keep throughout their life and make choices that will benefit them in this world and the next.
We never lose focus on academic excellence, but we take pride in ensuring our pupils benefit educationally, personally and socially from a rich and rounded educational experience.
The work that takes place in the classroom is the cornerstone of the school’s success. A dedicated team of well qualified and skilled teachers and support staff provide outstanding learning and teaching for students.
Read students are enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious to succeed and maintain very high standards of behaviour and engagement in their studies. They are encouraged to be reflective and creative in their thinking and to become increasingly independent learners as they progress through the school.