University of chester academy kidsgrove

University of chester academy kidsgrove

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    University Academy Kidsgrove is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England, sponsored by the University of Chester Academies Trust (UCAT).[1] The school used to be known as Maryhill High School.

UCAT also sponsors the University Primary Academy Kidsgrove (formerly Maryhill Primary School) which is adjacent to the secondary school.

The school sixth form provision is offered as the Trinity Sixth Form, a collaboration between University Academy Kidsgrove, St John Fisher Catholic College, St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy and St Thomas More Catholic Academy.

University of chester academy kidsgrove

Our Vision

UCAT’s  Vision for our students and staff is captured in our motto: Believe, Belong, Become.

Therefore in each of our academies our aim is to develop and maintain a culture that:

  • enables individuals to Believe in themselves and in their ability, as well as in others
  • cultivates within our students and staff a true sense that they Belong to a family that cares for them and supports them
  • enriches and extends their learning so that each can Become the individual they aspire to be.

We can achieve this vision if we work together – across academies – drawing on the expertise within our family of schools; having learning at the heart of everything we do; and maximising on the learning opportunities available for all. As individuals we should be striving to improve our practice; as teams we should be determined to support the development and professional growth of each other; and as academies we should be looking at ways of supporting each other to improve and grow into outstanding organisations so that UCAT pupil outcomes are the very best they can be. Leaders, teachers, support staff, pupils, parents and governors working consistently and coherently together to improve the quality of teaching and learning have the potential to build a Trust where every child will experience outstanding teachers and every academy will have outstanding leaders.

University Academy Kidsgrove

Gloucester Road

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Telephone: 01782 948 250


Office hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday-Friday

Principal: Mr A Bygrave

SENCO: Mrs K Mitchell

Enquiries to the Academy should be addressed to Mrs J Allcock