East Finchley and the surrounding area is a vibrant, mixed community, where people from all backgrounds live and work peacefully together. But when it comes to secondary education, local children have tended to be separated by their religion, gender or ability, simply because few inclusive options exist.
The Archer Academy is designed to address this gap: to provide local children with a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational school where they can continue to be educated alongside the friends they made in primary school. The school will specialise in Maths and English, and deliver an outstanding education that prepares its students for all aspects of adult life.
Originally conceived by a group of parents, who applied for funding under the government's free schools initiative, the school was given the green-light by the Department for Education in July 2012, and will open in September 2013. For potential students, their parents and the whole community, it's an exciting prospect. We hope you'll be part of it.