Message from the Principal

I am delighted to be Principal this fast growing, vibrant college which has high aspirations for students, staff, parents and guardians. Since Cardiff Academy opened in 1999, students have consistently achieved places at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge, gaining entry onto the most competitive courses such as Medicine, Law and Dentistry. This consistent high level of performance from our students was quite rightly recognised by Estyn in the recent Inspection report 2020 and has enabled our current year 13 students to receive degree offers of their choice. We are quite rightly very proud of this achievement and it is a reflection of the hard work put in by both students and staff over the past year.

We believe it is important to develop the whole individual and as such pride ourselves on our inclusive learning environment where we aspire for all students to reach their potential. Through our nurturing approach we are able to get to know the students very well and can easily anticipate where they may need additional support with their learning. Our constant aim is to build confidence in our all students; installing in them the same passion for learning as demonstrated by our outstanding teachers. We have carefully recruited these colleagues who have a love for their subject and are hugely enthusiastic in imparting that knowledge to the learners. In creating this secure, rich learning environment we are confident that all our students will grow into learned young people.

I am proud to be the new Principal of Cardiff Academy and together with the students, staff and parents, will endeavour to build on excellent foundations in order for the College to continue to thrive in the future.

Mrs Caroline Williams,