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www.cowesenterprisecollege.org.uk

Cowes Enterprise College is a popular and thriving 11-18 academy where everyone aims to provide an education which genuinely prepares young people to be able to grasp every opportunity and meet the demands of life in the 21st century.

The college curriculum ensures a carefully constructed blend of academic, applied and vocational qualifications with the development of independence, creativity and wider competencies and skills, to prepare our learners for embracing their futures.

The aspiration and expectation is for all to strive for and achieve excellence in everything they do, to ensure that the Cowes community gets the best and we deliver an outstanding education.

If you have the skills, knowledge, experience, understanding and passion to help realise this ambition for all the learners at the College then we want to hear from you.

The College strives every day to create an education that sees the young people of Cowes and the community beyond get the very best, not just in an academic sense but also in developing the skill set, confidence, attitudes and aspirations that will provide the catalyst for sustained success throughout their lives.

Our ambition is:

  • To empower students to become independent and confident with the self-belief that they can influence change;
  • To provide the support and guidance to teach them skills they will need in adulthood and
  • To encourage and develop in all members of the academy, our core values of:
    • Honesty,
    • Empowerment,
    • Awareness,
    • Responsibility,
    • Trust.

The safety and wellbeing of students is of paramount importance for all at the academy and our pastoral system is designed to ensure each individual child has the both the support and guidance that they need throughout their learning time with us. The college actively encourages students to develop the key skills of teamwork, communication and respect in all that they do so they can play a full part in college life and beyond.

In terms of our students, most enter the academy with high prior attainment. The proportion of pupils eligible for additional government funding through the pupil premium is slightly below national average. The number of pupils who have SEN or disability is above the national average as is the number of pupils with statements of SEN or EHC plans.