Pimlico Academy was once a failing secondary school, but has turned itself around and is now rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Amongst other things, this improvement is attributed to the school’s close engagement with The Prince's Teaching Institute. Teachers from Pimlico Academy’s English, History, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Music departments are involved with the PTI’s programmes. Headteacher Jerry Collins, is engaged in the PTI’s innovative Schools Leadership Programme and the school has also sent 18 new teachers/trainees to the PTI’s New Teacher Subject Days courses over the past 2 years.

We were delighted that in December, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited Pimlico Academy, in recognition of the school’s success and association with the PTI. During his visit, HRH spoke with a number of teachers and students, watched a music performance by the Pimlico Academy’s steel band and had the opportunity to observe some English, History and Maths lessons.

“I was very pleased to learn of the inspirational activities taking place at the school, as a result of my Institute's work. It was plain to see that the extra challenge of more rigorous learning had increased the students’ confidence in their own abilities and in their aspirations for their lives. It was also refreshing to witness some English Grammar actually being taught!” 

– His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the Pimlico Academy school visit