Meet the Principal

Mr P Cottam

I am delighted to welcome you to Park Crescent Academy a brand new academy opening in Broadstairs in September 2021 before moving into our new school building in Margate in summer 2023.  Park Crescent Academy is a unique setting that both promotes high aspirations and expectations for every young person, alongside an innovative and creative curriculum. The academy will provide an exceptional, well-rounded education for the children of Margate and the surrounding communities.

The new Academy is situated in the heart of Margate on the former site of the Royal School for the Deaf which plays an important part in Margate's history.  I am personally invested in ensuring this academy will play an instrumental role in shaping the future lives of our young people and transforming the local community. T


The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything I do. It is, therefore, my ambition that students that attend Park Crescent Academy will develop an appreciation  can achieve, regardless of their ability and personal circumstances.

The Howard Academy Trust , to create and shape a brand new inclusive and inspirational learning community, with a traditional approach to discipline and innovative curriculum, underpinned by the principles of the IB programme. The learning community will embrace the highly successful ‘Small Schools’ human-scale education model. The academy will nurture strong partnerships with parents and carers, with our college structure ensuring that the educational experience of every student is highly personalised through excellent communication between the family and academy.

In this academy the students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

I warmly thank you for your interest in our academy. Whether you are a student, parent, carer or member of the local community, I look forward to working in partnership with you on our exciting journey to success






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