The Academy

map principal talking with pupilsMarine Academy Plymouth is the UK’s first Marine Academy; it’s a state-funded specialist secondary school with three sponsors who are the Plymouth University, Cornwall College and Plymouth City Council.

It’s now an all-through school incorporating a nursery, primary school, secondary school and Sixth Form.

Plymouth evolved as a city because of the sea, and its future prosperity depends on it and this is why the very first ‘marine’ academy has been opened here. Science, technology, art and sport are all integral to Plymouth, and they are to Marine Academy Plymouth.

All Academies have Specialist School Status and have a specialism in at least one area; Marine Academy Plymouth’s unique specialism is the marine environment and encompasses science and engineering both of which are also specialisms of our Lead Sponsor, Plymouth University; our focus is on the employment pathways which are integral to a marine environment such as are to be found here in Plymouth, in the wider south west and globally. The Marine theme is not just about Marine Science.

All the careers that we currently pursue from a land-based concept can feasibly be accessed in association with the sea and marine: careers in areas such as engineering, tourism, medicine, catering, building and agriculture can all be associated with the sea – and much of it concerns new knowledge.

Marine Academy Plymouth’s focus is to help to prepare and develop the students’ career opportunities – for today’s traditional jobs and for those that we don’t yet know about; we will achieve this through a commitment to high standards and to sustainability.

Nick Ward, Principal