High Attainers Programme - Minerva  

At the Carlton Academy, we are proud to have developed a programme to help develop the aspirations and ambitions of our students with a history of outstanding academic achievement.  The programme will include a host of opportunities, such as trips, visits, external speakers, guest speakers and in school activities such as debates, book groups, public speaking workshops, and critical thinking.   

The Minerva programme is for students in Key Stage 3 and 4, the aim of which is to foster the curious minds of those students who have performed at a consistently high level academically.  The programme has been designed to develop in our students a greater awareness of the opportunities that life has to offer, and to give them the confidence and tools to pursue these opportunities.  Their work through the year will culminate in a showpiece debate or public speaking performance during an end of year celebration event, delivered to parents and other participants of the programme. 

Students to participate in the Minerva programme will leave Carlton Academy as highly capable thinkers who are able to approach their future studies and careers with an extra degree of preparedness and confidence.  

Key Dates 

Parental launch event for all year groups is Monday 20 September at 6:30pm. 

Please click here for the presentation 

Student launch Fri 2 September at tutor time in the Theatre (Y8-Y11). Y7 TBC. 

First session Wednesday 8 September at 3:05pm. 

Graduation events (all 6.30 start)

  • Y11 - 27 June 
  • Y7 - 4 July 
  • Y8 - 5 July 
  • Y9 - 6 July 
  • Y10 - 7 July 

If you have any questions about this programme, please contact the year group lead:

Year 7       Mr J Machin j.machin@theacademycarlton.org    
Year 8           Mr T Radcliffe t.radcliffe@theacademycarlton.org
Year 9 & Team Leader Mr C O'Boyle c.o'boyle@theacademycarlton.org
Year 10           Mr J Yeadon j.yeadon@theacademycarlton.org
Year 11

Year 7

Mr M Machin


Year 8

Mrs A Elton


Year 9

Mr C O’Boyle


Year 10

Mr J Yeadon


Year 11

Ms K Armitage