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Welcome from the principal

The warmest welcome to Jane Austen College, a wonderful school of which I am proud to be principal.

Through all that we do our aim is always the same: to provide the best education we can for our young people.

I believe passionately that all children have the potential to succeed in life, and that school should give them the opportunity to do just that.

Jane Austen College provides an excellent academic education for all its students but it also does a lot more than that. All of our students have the opportunity to develop as rounded, confident young people, exploring their personal interests and developing new passions.

Our excellent pastoral support system, run through our house system, ensures that our students are helped to do their best and are happy in school – every day.

Our student leadership opportunities also help students to develop self-awareness and social confidence.

Great outcomes are possible when students are happy and feel challenged and fulfilled; fantastic things can be achieved when students have the best possible teaching.

Our slightly longer school day ensures that our students have time for a high-quality academic curriculum, independent study time, and a range of clubs and activities. We want them to find their school day stimulating and engaging and develop a real love of learning.

We make no apology for challenging our students and having high aspirations for them. We also have high expectations of our staff – our students deserve it.

Students and staff at the Jane Austen College work hard but every day is rewarding and inspiring.I look forward to meeting you and working with you to make your child’s future a successful and exciting one.

Claire Heald 
Executive principal