Ipswich: Smart new look for first academy pupils

GETTING back to school after the summer break has meant big changes for pupils at the town’s newest academy.

Suffolk New Academy threw open its doors to pupils for the first time yesterday.

The academy, formerly Chantry High School, has a new logo and uniform – designed with help from students.

But according to principal Andrew Fell, the real difference will be in the approach to teaching.

He said: “We are committed to ensuring that our young people will leave Suffolk New Academy ready for the challenges of the 21st Century.

“Not only do we have exciting vocational courses on offer, including modern engineering, but we also put a particular emphasis on ensuring that our young people have the skills for their future employment, whatever that may be.”

The new academy in Mallard Way, which has been sponsored by Suffolk New College, will also boast improved ICT facilities with tablet-based learning.

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Mr Fell said: “In an increasingly competitive jobs market, we will provide our pupils with excellent links to Suffolk New College to help further their education along with helping to bridge a connection to potential employers.”