Somercotes Academy opened on 1 November 2015 as an 11-16 comprehensive secondary school within the highly successful Tollbar Family of Academies. Somercotes Academy follows the same model of school improvement that has made Tollbar an Ofsted-rated Outstanding Academy for the last eight years.
There could not be a better time to join Somercotes Academy. Since it officially opened, the Academy has been transformed with new and refurbished accommodation as well as new educational resources. The Trust has invested almost £2 million at Somercotes to ensure that students have the best possible learning environments. Teaching standards are exceptionally high at the Academy with additional staff mainly coming from the outstanding Tollbar Academy to boost the excellent staff already in place. Student progress continues to improve. The Academy has developed a reputation for high standards and as a result is a popular school amongst parents and students.