Hello and welcome to the De La Salle Academy. This academy has been built on generations of high quality Lasallian education and service to our community, starting with the De La Salle Grammar School back in 1953. Since then there have been many evolutions within our school, which continues right up to the present day.
In my first weeks here, I shook the hand of every boy, met with groups of students and every member of staff. Those conversations confirmed to me that our academy is one of the great schools in Liverpool and a wonderful place with very respectful and well behaved boys, who in turn are supported, nurtured and challenged by a very experienced and caring staff body.
My focus since those early days has been on guiding the academy through its present evolution. I came in at a time when national education reform shifted from achievement in five or more GCSEs including English and mathematics to progress overtime in at least eight GCSEs, with more rigorous specifications. At the same time our student number was at its lowest point for some time.
Almost four years on and having been joined by our Head of School, Miss Freeman, many challenges have been faced and overcome, I am delighted that we have an exciting, vibrant, caring and growing academy, that is firmly focused on continued improvements long into the future. We now have a firm baseline to build from and we are very proud that it has been rightly recognised by Ofsted that we have the capacity to continue to grow further.
Our students who come from schools across the whole of Liverpool, and are an equal mix of Catholics and non- Catholics alike, are bursting with character and a desire to learn, develop and give back to the community. Whatever the background of our students, our team of hard working and dedicated staff strive to provide a strong Lasallian education, rooted in respect, inclusivity and service. Above all we seek to inspire our pupils to break boundaries and I invite you to explore our website to see the many examples of this in action, or even better, come in and meet us.
Mr. David Hayes