Welcome to Athena Academy


We are disappointed to announce that the opening of Athena Academy has been deferred. 

This delay is due to site and planning challenges we have come up against, which we are taking very seriously and are working with all stakeholders to resolve. This has been a difficult decision and we are disappointed not to be able to open in this academic year, but believe pressing ahead at this time would lead to further disappointment later down the track. With parents and their children at the forefront of our minds, we feel this is the right decision. 

We remain absolutely committed to opening Athena Academy and we are continuing to work closely with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and the Department for Education to ensure that we are able to open our new academy once these issues have been resolved. 

We will be posting regular updates on Athena’s progress and please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information.

Athena Academy is a brand new two form entry school in Leyton catering for students from Reception to Year 6. Although we begin with only Reception students, our school will grow year on year until we have a full Primary intake of 420 students from early years to upper Key Stage 2.

As we grow, our school will be well equipped to meet the local, and increasing, demand for school places over the next few years. Working in conjunction with all stakeholders we will meet the needs and aspirations of the local community by offering high quality care and provision before, during and after the school day.

We are proud to be part of REAch2 Academy Trust; a charitable organisation with the aim of providing the best possible education for every student in the REAch2 family. REAch2 schools are defined by exceptional teaching experiences and shared values that are embedded across all of the schools. Values such as enjoyment, inclusion, responsibility and integrity are the foundation of all REAch2 schools and this ethos of high expectation has resulted in REAch2 becoming the largest Primary school trust in the country, as well as one of the most successful.

If you would like to learn more about REAch2, please have a look at the website: reach2.org

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