Welcome to Hamilton Academy


Hamilton Academy is proud to be a member of The Mead Educational Trust which, led by Rushey Mead Academy, has an established national profile for excellence in teaching, leadership and student outcomes.

We are proud to serve a uniquely diverse community in the North Eastern outskirts of the City of Leicester, in our larger than average 11-16 mixed comprehensive school which benefited from a £19m rebuild as part of the national Building Schools for the Future programme.

Hamilton Academy shares the ethos, vision and values of TMET which is for each and every member of the school community to Make A Positive Difference. Through our work in classrooms, British Values permeate the academy and are a lived reality.

We are working towards a broad, rich and ambitious curriculum, enabling each student to develop their voice, talents and abilities.

As a member of Challenge Partners, a hugely successful national consortium which shares best practice, undertakes annual peer reviews and influences the national direction of education, Hamilton Academy is actively involved in the promotion of a better education for all young people in the United Kingdom.

The staff, students and families at Hamilton Academy work together to support each learner, making sure they have every opportunity to achieve. We hope that by the time our students leave us they will be successful, confident and equipped with the skills to Make A Positive Difference to themselves, their families and the wider world.

J Gair, Principal

Proposed Name Change Consultation Update

Earlier this month we held a public consultation on the proposal to change the name of Hamilton Academy to Orchard Mead Academy. The consultation closed on Friday 29th March 2019.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond. Trust leaders carefully considered the comments and suggestions received during the consultation and have agreed that Hamilton Academy change its name to Orchard Mead Academy from 28th August 2019.

The change of name for Hamilton Academy will explicitly reflect the School’s link with The Mead family of schools, celebrating our long established track record of school improvement and raising standards.

We would like to take this opportunity to assure you that the change of name will not affect the way in which the School is run, and your terms of employment will remain exactly the same. We will remain committed to working together to make a positive difference and continue to improve the life chances of our children and young people through high aspirations and challenge.

Should you have any questions about the name change, please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte Johnston, Executive Assistant, by email [email protected]

Name Change FAQs

Name Change Consultation Report

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