Welcome to
Quarrydale Academy

Stoneyford Road | Sutton-In-Ashfield | NG172DU



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Mr Paling
Head Teacher

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  • Message from Mr Paling


    I hope you will find our new website informative and discover how we combine our traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods, which inspire our students to succeed in everything they do.

    We have very high expectations of our students and place great emphasis on self-discipline, self-respect, hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour.


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  • Why Us?

    Key points from our OFSTED report


    Students of all abilities make good progress throughout the academy.

    Above Average

    The proportion achieving five A* to C passes, including in English and mathematics, is well above average and continues to rise.

    Good Achievements

    Students’ good achievement, including disabled students and those who have special educational needs, is due to good and sometimes outstanding teaching.

    Sixth Form

    The sixth form is good. Students make good progress, helped by courses that match their needs and thorough checks on their progress.


    Leadership and management, including in the sixth form, are good. The headteacher leads the school effectively so that teaching has improved and achievement has risen.


    Students enjoy the academy, behave well and feel safe. They are valued for who they are and given the confidence to succeed.
  • Starting at Quarrydale


    A successful transition from primary to secondary school is what we at Quarrydale Academy pride ourselves on as we recognise this can be an extremely anxious time for both parents and students. 

    With this in mind the transition team have formulated a comprehensive programme to reduce any problems which may occur


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  • KS4 Options


    Options are a very important time! A student in Year 9 should be ready and prepared to choose what path they would like to take in Year 10 and the subjects they would like to study further.

    Students and parents/careers need to be aware of the subjects that are available and any help that can be given at this important time. 



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  • Sixth Form / Further Education


    Post 16 education at Quarrydale Academy is an exciting and inspiring time for our students. We work to provide them with the foundations and opportunities to create a personalised pathway that will allow them to successfully access their chosen option of Higher Education, employment or apprenticeships in the next stage of their journey.

    Here in Post 16 we offer a wide range of A Level and BTEC Level Three courses that ensure we are able to provide a suitable programme of study for our students. Additionally, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities and events that support both the academic and social development of our students, ensuring they are provided with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their Post 18 choices and are prepared for life beyond Quarrydale.


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  • Policies

    If you wish to view any policies for the Academy they all be found here.

    A request for copies can be directed to the Academy reception by telephone on (01623) 55417

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  • OFSTED Report

    A link to our most recent OFSTED report can be found here:

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