Arena Academy

I am extremely honoured and delighted to have been appointed as the new Headteacher of Arena Academy.

As the Headteacher of Arena Academy it is my purpose and role to ensure that our students learn and develop in a safe, happy, vibrant and welcoming environment. I hold a passionate and strong belief that education has the power to enhance children’s lives and that each child has the right to receive the best possible education. I am dedicated to providing opportunities, both within and beyond the classroom, which enable a child to achieve the highest academic standards and leave the academy as a well-rounded individual with respect for all, good manners and the ability to contribute positively within society. At Arena, we put every child at the heart of everything we do. We treat every child with the same consideration, commitment and kindness that we would want for our own children.


My ambition for the school will be developed through  our CORE values:

Collaboration – Our teachers and support staff are creative, skilled and committed professionals, who work tirelessly to improve the outcomes for all our students.  The expert subject knowledge of our specialist staff, coupled with a culture of constant self-improvement, based on research-led best practice, means that our staff have both an expertise and passion for their subjects.  With parents, carers and other members of the community working in partnership with the school, students are given the invaluable support they require in order to achieve their career goals.

Opportunity – We are immensely proud of the wide and varied opportunities that the students experience. These activities, both within and beyond the classroom, enhance their knowledge, widen their horizons and develop their  life skills.

Respect  – Our aim is to develop young people  as  outstanding role models  within a learning culture based on mutual respect for each other. Through various projects the school undertakes, and particularly through the fund raising and charitable events, students have the opportunity to demonstrate respect for each other and members of the community.

Excellence –We endeavour to foster a belief that all students have high aspirations for themselves and continually strive for excellence in all that they do. Through the excellent teaching which takes place in the classroom, and our strong pastoral system and careers programme, students are supported and guided through their school journey. Whether it be a pathway of attending a Russell Group University or a Higher Level Apprenticeship, we will ensure that the students are given the keys to open the door to whichever future career opportunities they aspire to undertake.

I look forward to welcoming you to Arena Academy and always welcome constructive feedback which will enable us to further improve. Our doors are always open to visitors, so if you would like to know more about our school family, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  Student ambassadors and I would be more than delighted to show you around and introduce you to everyone who helps make Arena Academy such an incredible and special place.

Raj Mann