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First Rung Academy (Pre 16)

Message from the Head:

It is my privilege to be Head teacher of First Rung Vocational school, where, with the help of a highly qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff, we consistently transform the lives of the young people, who come to us from our diverse local and wider community, providing them with the necessary skills to go on to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive world.


We are proud of our vision for the future and our strong values. Our teachers and support staff are creative, skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, who work tirelessly to develop a broad, inspirational and modern learning environment to improve the outcome for our students.


Our goal is simply to enable all our students to develop the knowledge, skills and character to follow the career path of their choice, changing lives and creating futures.


Together with our dedicated teaching staff and the unfailing support of the wider community, parents, carers and guardians, we will harness your child’s individual strengths to help them to flourish and develop into a creative, confident and caring citizen, who is excited about learning and eager to make their mark on the world.


Denis Dillon

Deputy CEO and Operations Manager -Head of Independent Schools and Programmes