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Message from the Principals


On behalf of all our students and staff, we would like to thank you for taking an interest in Paddington Academy and visiting our website.

Paddington Academy is an Outstanding, non-selective academy in inner West London with 1,200 students from ages 11-18.  As part of United Learning, our aim is to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff here have every opportunity to do so.

We have both worked here since the school opened in 2006 and so we know what a truly amazing experience it is to be part of the Paddington Academy community.  We are very proud of our school and, most importantly, of the students and staff with whom we have the pleasure of spending each day.

At Paddington Academy, we believe that our first priority is to help our children learn.  We place this at the heart of every decision that we make and ask ourselves: will this improve student learning?

For ten consecutive years we have been in the top 10 schools in the country for the progress our students make. We believe that all students are capable of making outstanding progress and attaining at the highest level, whatever their starting point. We do not make excuses for our students: we firmly believe that there are no barriers to achievement that cannot be overcome by a determined and resilient student and a supportive school team. We specialise in establishing what each student needs in order to make this outstanding progress and ensure that no child is left behind.

In order to achieve the best in everyone, we have a constant focus on high standards from our students whether in uniform, behaviour, communication, manners or perseverance. We are relentless in our pursuit of the small things that we believe have a big impact on our school culture and environment and our students’ attitude to learning.  We believe that every member of staff is a role model to a young person; so we each mentor a student.

Paddington Academy is very proud to be a multicultural, multi-faith community. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and student population and we encourage our students to celebrate their heritage but equally to be proud British citizens. We believe that having an understanding and appreciation of British culture and values is essential for our students in preparing them to participate successfully in British society.

The bedrock on which our school community is built is the excellent relationships between staff and students and between students themselves. When you visit our school you will notice the positivity and mutual respect that is shown to all members of the school community. We believe that respect should always be given and that all members of the school community should act with humility and understanding at all times. We believe in finding a win-win solution to every situation and that the focus of every conversation should be learning.

We hope that you find what you are looking for on this website. If not, please do contact us for further information. Likewise, if you are interested in attending Paddington Academy or working as part of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

With very best wishes, 

Principals Katie Gillam and Peter Jones


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