Welcome to the website of Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy.

We are a new academy, and the second school to open under the Mossbourne name. The flagship school, in Central Hackney, has become synonymous with educational excellence – achieved through outstanding teaching, a culture of ‘no excuses’ and high expectations of students and staff. At Mossbourne Victoria Park, we will continue and build on that ethos in order to provide an inspiring and rewarding education for all our students.

Secondary school students are at a time of their lives when they benefit greatly from clear values and consistent guidance. It is a challenge for schools everywhere to provide this stability in a changing educational, social and economic landscape. At Mossbourne, our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. We define that success as their ability, upon completing their formal education, to join society as informed, curious and independent participants. It is important that our students leave with first rate qualifications, as these will open doors to future opportunities and careers. Equally important, however, is that our students are confident, are interested in the world and able to think for themselves.
To achieve this, learning, rather than teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our school day is structured to include time for students to sit and work independently, to consolidate and extend what they have learnt, as well as to prepare for upcoming lessons. Our staff are subject experts and focus on how to ensure all students are supported and challenged. Indeed, staff training is a sustained and meaningful part of school life. Finally, we will never tolerate any behaviour that disrupts the learning of our students.
Like Mossbourne, our Academy will raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all students and will make a major contribution to the development of educational excellence in Hackney.
– Nicholas Rutherford, Principal

Key Dates 2016 - 2017

Term Dates

Autumn term starts for Year 7: Friday 2nd September 2016

Autumn term starts for Whole Academy: Monday 5th September 2016

Half term: Monday 24th October 2016 – Friday 28th October 2016

End of Autumn term: Tuesday 20th December 2016

Christmas break: Wednesday 21st December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017

Spring term begins: Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Half term: Monday 13th February 2017 – Friday 17th February 2017

End of Spring term: Friday 31st March 2017

Easter break: Monday 3rd April 2017 – Monday 17th April 2017

Summer term begins: Tuesday 18th April 2017

Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May 2017

Half term: Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017

End of Summer Term: Friday 7th July 2017

Other Key Dates

Year 7 Parents’ Evening: Thursday 18th May 2017

Academy Production: 24th and 25th May 2017

Year 8 Parents’ Evening: Tuesday 2nd February 2017

Inset Days

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Thursday 1st September 2016

Thursday 29th September 2016

Thursday 9th February 2017

Friday 10th February 2017

Key Dates 2017-2018


Term dates Students fixed