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Welcome to The Spires Academy


The Spires Academy is an alternative education provision for learners aged 4 to 16-years-old and whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment. In particular, the Academy provides placements for young people in the Northamptonshire area who exhibit social, emotional and behavioural concerns.


The Academy currently operates from a temporary school in Great Billing offering education to learners aged 4 to 11-years whilst our permanent school in Northampton town centre is being developed. The permanent school is planned to open in 2020 and will have separate areas for both primary and secondary students.


We would like to thank everyone who participated in the public consultation about our plans to open The Spires Academy.  The results of the consultation are available in the report here:

A strong wrap-around approach at the Academy enables learners to build their confidence, overcome barriers to learning and progress to a positive next step in their lives.


Our high quality, professional staff bring out the best in all learners through a personalised approach, enabling them to achieve beyond their expectations. Time with us can significantly improve a young person’s chances in life due to our mixture of high-quality teaching, consistency of boundaries and a nurturing philosophy.


We believe that all learners have the ability to succeed and make the most of the next stages of their lives. We promote key life skills so that they have the confidence and tools to reach their full potential as learners and citizens.


The Spires Academy is part of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.


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