Creating Excellence Together

Welcome to Acland Burghley

Acland Burghley School provides a rich and stimulating education for boys and girls aged 11 to 19. We believe passionately in the potential of each young person, and work together with families to ensure that every student succeeds.

High quality learning is at the heart of our school. We prioritise high academic standards, supporting students of all abilities to excel in English, Maths and Science, and across a broad curriculum.

We encourage our learners to be independent thinkers with a broad world view. Our emphasis on creativity is about developing the thinkers and innovators of the future. Our curriculum offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to participate in the arts and sport, and to play a part in community life.

We are a member of the highly successful LaSWAP sixth form consortium, together with three other local schools. The combined strengths of all four schools offers our sixth form students the widest range of opportunities, expertise and resources. Every student is given information, advice and guidance to find an ambitious and successful pathway to the future. Above all, we are a friendly, happy school.

We welcome applications to join us from families wishing to work in strong partnership with us. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Nicholas John

Dear parents,

Please note that due to extensive building works, reception will not be staffed over the summer holidays from Wednesday 24 July to Monday 2 September. Please contact us via email on during this period and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


School returns on Tuesday 3 September. Y7 Start at 8.35am in the Assembly Hall. Y8, Y9, Y10 and Y11 start at 9.45am in tutor rooms. Y13 come in for interviews during period 1 and period 2.


Y12 return to school on Thursday 5 September for their Induction days on Thursday and Friday.


Looking for activities over the summer?

Please see the Holiday Activities page:


Need information about the Transition days for our New Y7?

Please see the Y7 page:


We hope you have a restful Summer holiday.

Acland Burghley School