You will find key information regarding our admission arrangements, our history and ethos and links to key documentation.
Information on our courses, what our students can expect, what we expect in return.
Introduction from the Principal summarising the core principles of the school and our journey so far
"We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to succeed by being motivated and inspired"
About Stone Soup Academy
The Stone Soup Academy is an Alternative Provision Free School based in Nottingham that opened in September 2012 as part of The Stone Soup Project. In May 2014 it was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Our school works with local schools and local authorities to ensure that students who fail to thrive in a mainstream school environment have a genuine educational alternative. We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to succeed by being motivated and inspired. With this as a foundational belief, we aim to develop young people into unique, responsible, discerning members of society with a sense of their own value and our school is structured to nurture the social development of all the young people we work with.
In March 2013, we moved to our new site on High Pavement in Nottingham’s City centre and settled into our first classes in the new building. In the academic year 2014-15 we catered for 70 pupils aged between 14 and 16, who studied subject areas including construction, creative industries, fashion and textiles as well as traditional core GCSEs. Over the coming years we will be adding further subjects, increasing the number of students that we work with and adding further educational bases and partnerships to our current offer.
We pride ourselves on personalising the education we provide to each student, in the belief that by re-igniting their interest in academic studies and vocational practice they will progress with us.
Kerrie graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first class honours degree in Design Technology with Secondary Education. Kerrie started her career in mainstream secondary schools and over 18 years in 3 schools she was promoted through Head of Department to Assistant Principal to Vice Principal. Kerrie has now worked in alternative provision since 2014 taking on the post of Principal at Stone Soup Academy in 2018.
Kerrie is passionate about creating unimagined futures for students, many of whom have faced challenges and adversity in their lives by the time they arrive at Stone Soup Academy.
Kerrie says "Here at Stone Soup we are making a positive difference to lives and I am privileged to lead our school as we progress into the future".
If you are interested in learning more about the Stone Soup Academy, would like to refer a student, join as a volunteer, or have any other questions, please do get in touch.
Kerrie Henton, Principal