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Quay Academy

Our school's friendly, communal atmosphere was noted by Ofsted with them describing us as, 'a happy and inclusive school where pupils behave well and develop strong relationships'.

Quay achieves lofty aim with pigeon victory

Quay Academy School came first out of 20 schools in the Royal Pigeon Racing Association’s (RPRA) recent Southern One Loft Race.


The pigeons took to the skies in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and travelled the 70 miles to their destination in Worcestershire. Out of the 20 schools competing, Quay Academy’s pigeon Gypsy Quay 2 came first.

A RPRA spokesman said: “Not only was Quay Academy crowned the winning school, it also took home the top prize of £100. Entry to the race is free for educational establishments and there is a range of monetary prizes which the schools could win, totalling £2,800.”

Quay Academy principal Caroline Broadhead said: “We are extremely delighted with the result of this first Hot Spot Race. We’re very proud of our pigeon and the pupils will be over the moon.

“We can’t wait for the next three races!”