Executive Head Wayne has an MA in Education, a PGCE in PE and over thirty-five years’ experience in teaching English, PE and Drama.

He also has extensive management experience in a wide variety of schools, including some of England’s best schools. At InterHigh, Wayne is responsible for Key Stage 4 and a number of aspects of quality assurance, including progress data and the regulatory framework. Wayne is a strong advocate of the importance of a good education, knowing the role that it plays in transforming lives.


Wayne Owens

Executive Headteacher

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Throughout each education phase, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum offer to the learners we support. Our curriculum provides the opportunity for pupils to match the achievements of their peers in mainstream and to offer real progression routes.

Our Learning Programmes

We understand the importance of delivering quality core subject outcomes for the pupils referred to us. However, our curriculum at each Key Stage provides access to a range of subject choices. This includes humanities, languages, social science and creative subjects. You can learn more about our different Key Stage programmes below:

Progression and Reintegration

Academy21 recognises that each learner is unique and that in most cases, their history and life experiences to date will directly influence possible progression routes and their target academic outcomes. We can offer a baseline assessment for each pupil referred to us or utilise existing assessment data to ensure we set realistic targets for them to support progress monitoring.

We view the successful reintegration of any learner referred to us to a mainstream setting as a positive outcome. However, where that is not possible, we provide an annual report which includes suggested routes of progression for their next academic year. This is made available whether they remain with Academy21 or move onto a different setting.

"Academy 21 has been an important resource for the young people we provide for...

Academy 21 has been an important resource for the young people we provide for. It has allowed them to access learning when they have been unable to attend at their mainstream school. For many of the students we cater for, it has allowed them to remain focused on their education, being supported by qualified and capable staff. We always find Academy21 to be well organised and prompt with requests. We would recommend them for those young people who are in need of such a service.”


Jayne Horrocks

Head of Medical Tuition Service, Torbay Council

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our Safeguarding practice is quality assured by over 30 different local authority frameworks and through the governance of our Academic Advisory board and learning leadership team. All teachers attend safeguarding training and our key senior staff are fully trained as our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

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08514 54846 or email us at enquires@academy21.co.uk

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