ABOUT US

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The Pan African Academy is a supplementary school offering young people a safe and welcoming space to explore the rich history and culture of the continent of Africa. Taught by qualified and fully DBS checked professionals, students will benefit from an academically robust and engaging history curriculum; alongside being taught various creative arts by our very talented visiting teachers. 
Supplementary education has always been an important part of the fabric of Black British life and we hope to bridge the gap between children of the diaspora and their homeland.

Our Ethos

We wholeheartedly embrace and encourage the following values:

Integrity: A sound moral core reflected in transparent honesty is central to what we do.

Teamwork: We are a community and want to work with our students, parents and visiting teachers to create an atmosphere where everybody thrives.

Respect: Our students, parents and visiting teachers are all valued and deserving of respect at all times. 

Excellence: In the same way that our teachers will demonstrate excellence through the very highest quality instruction in their specialist fields, we expect our students to aim for excellence also. 

Fun: Learning is a joyful experience. It allows for mistakes, curiosity, discovery and growth. We learn, and we have fun doing so.

Our Aims

Our aim is to educate and empower future generations of proud Africans, providing young people with a comprehensive and academically rigorous education on the history of the continent. Our goal is for this education to instil in young people a deeper knowledge of self and pride in their historical and cultural backgrounds; and perhaps even a desire to go on to study and work in fields which will help in the liberation of Africa. 

The aim of our creative arts workshops is to allow students the opportunity to express themselves through various mediums and build on their confidence and existing talents. These workshops will serve as a celebration of our rich and beautiful cultures.

Our Commitment to You

We appreciate you trusting us to care for your children each week and hope to be a home away from home for our students. We will support your children in developing their curiosity, historical skills and knowledge, performance abilities, literacy and oration and interpersonal skills. We will work with you, not against you, to bring out the very best in each and every one of our students. We will be fair but also have high expectations, as low expectations only serve to reduce a child’s self esteem and overall performance.