Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Dartmouth Academy

Open since September 2010, with modern purpose-built facilities from 2014, we are one of a small but growing number of schools nationally which offer education for children from ages 3-16.

At Dartmouth Academy, staff are passionate in their commitment to our core message: our future successes are built on the work we do today.

As an all-through Academy, we believe in building long-lasting relationships with pupils and their families and take pride in being at the heart of our community. Children flourish when they feel safe and secure; care underpins all that we do and as a small school each pupil is known by all staff.

Woven throughout both our aspirational curriculum and ethos of empathy and understanding is the drive for every child to be their best self in their learning and all they do at school and beyond. Staff create and teach academically-rich schema whilst understanding, and planning to overcome, the barriers a child may face. It is essential that home and school work together to fully support every child’s development, not simply in their academic achievements but also as a person.

From the moment pupils arrive into our Early Years Foundation Stage, we share with them the school mantra that fosters both academic success as not a measure of ability but an indication of how hard pupils work: Be Your Best Self.

Paul Girardot


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