Open Evening, 23 September 2021, 6:30-8:30pm and school tours

Information for families wishing to apply for places at our fantastic school for September 2022 (current Year 6 students) - information, open visits and Open Evening dates.

Dear Parent

Introduction to The Carlton Academy

I would like to welcome you to The Carlton Academy, a highly successful and oversubscribed secondary school sponsored by The Redhill Academy Trust. We have some exciting opportunities on offer to you as a parent of a child currently in Year 6 who will be starting secondary school in September 2022.

Over the last four years £5m has been invested in our school facilities, including our new teaching block which incorporates 10 classrooms, a Drama studio, new changing facilities and a second sixth form study centre. We have also redeveloped all of our science laboratories in the last three years and have a brand new, floodlit all-weather pitch. This summer we are refurbishing our music department and investing further in our sports facilities with the completion of a new Fitness Suite.

Our sixth form academic performance is exceptional, with university and degree level apprentice pathways being achieved by more students than ever, including entrance to Oxbridge, medicine and some of the most sought-after multinational company apprentice programmes. The expansion of the sixth form facilities, is a testament to the success of the whole school.

In order to help you make an informed choice of which secondary school you wish to send your child to, we are offering a number of opportunities to meet us in person. We would like to invite you to the following events to help you in your decision-making process.

Open Evening and tours of the school - September 2021

Our annual Open Evening will take place on Thursday 23 September 6:30-8:30pm. This will provide you with an opportunity to meet us in person and visit our wonderful school. You do not need to book to attend Open Evening, please come to our Theatre for 6:30pm, or if you cannot make it for then a second talk will take place at 7:15, after which you will have chance to walk around the school and see staff and students.

School Tours

Visiting during the school day lets you see our staff and students at work and gives you the opportunity to find out more about what we offer. You can find out everything you need to know from the Open Evening and from our website. You may wish to visit our Academy with your child during the school day. The following dates are available, you can also download this information from here.

Parental Tour Visits in September 2021

Monday 6 September 2021 - 9.15am to 10.15am

Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tuesday 14 September 2021 - 9.15am to 10.15am

Tuesday 21 September 2021 - 9.15am to 10.15am

Tuesday 21 September 2021 - 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tuesday 5 October 2021- 9.15am to 10.15am

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 1.30pm to 2.30pm

If you would like to visit us during the school day on any of the above dates, please contact us on 0115 9550010 or email to book a place. 

In the meantime, please do look at our website and our Twitter feed, @Carlton_Academy, which are full of information about school life, including our core values, curriculum offer, extensive Opportunities, Extension & Achievement and High Attainers programmes. We have something for everyone at TCA and want you to be excited at the prospect of your child securing a place with us.

We look forward to meeting you.


Richard Pierpoint                                             Marie Egwuma

Executive Head                                               Head of School

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