Successful open evening was enjoyed by all


Pool Academy’s open evening was hailed a success after scores of prospective parents and students arrived to take part.

Members of the community braved the wind and wet weather to enjoy this year’s event which saw a host of activities and demonstrations.

People were invited to try out some musical instruments, see the exercise equipment in the new fitness suite or don safety goggles to take part in explosive science experiments.

There was also a chance to explore the new Pool School Art Gallery, make bread and cupcakes as well as create key rings in the DT department.


Special guest Pilgrim Pete, Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s mascot, also took part in the evening and enjoyed meeting new children and introducing them to coaches from the Long Term Player Development centre.

At 6.30pm Pool Academy’s Principal, Head Boy, Head Girl and students spoke to visitors.

People were also treated to a sneak preview of the school’s up-coming performance High School Musical.


Miss Meakin said: “At Pool Academy we are proud of the breadth of curriculum we offer. We work with you and your child throughout, finding out what they are really excited and passionate about.  After five years with us at Pool Academy we want them to leave with the very best qualifications and starting a very bright future.”

Guests on the night said they really enjoyed the open evening.


One parent said: “Thank you to all the staff and students. We were very impressed. Will be applying for a place this weekend.”

Another said: “The range and quality of facilities you have are most impressive and the atmosphere was one of a genuine feeling of a happy bunch of students.  The Academy is most fortunate.”

Another said: “We enjoyed the evening and look forward to our daughter starting her journey at secondary school starting next year.”

Christiana Richardson