The Archer Academy is a growing 11-16 secondary school which opened in September 2013 in East Finchley, serving families in the surrounding areas of North London. The school was created to meet the needs and desires of parents, primary school governors and the local community, for a first-choice, non-denominational, coeducational secondary school.

Our school provides students with an ambitious, rigorous and creative learning environment which enables them to flourish and succeed, encouraging and empowering them along their journey into adulthood. From the moment they arrive, they are challenged to aim high, think big and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

We strive for academic excellence, offering a curriculum which is both traditional and creative, providing specialism, range and depth in equal measure. We believe that our students perform best when they are motivated, involved and excited by their learning, and we work incredibly hard to ensure that the time they spend with us is enriching in every sense.

As we approach the half way point of our fourth year, the school is now firmly established, with a strong, experienced team in place. We are seeking to build capacity as our school continues to grow and we prepare for the future. Our pioneer year group will take their GCSEs in the summer of 2018. These roles represent a unique opportunity to join a school with the highest expectations for students and staff, and to help shape the continued growth and expansion of our school over the coming years.

We are looking for visionary school leaders and teachers with experience across years 7 to 11 resulting in high academic standards. You should thrive on responsibility and share our commitment to developing young people into analytical, creative and resilient learners. You must also have a proven record of leadership that has resulted in raising standards within departments and across the school.

The Archer Academy provides the unique opportunity for excellent and committed teachers to:

  •   continue to shape a new school, which has tremendous support from local families and the localcommunity
  •  continue to shape a new school, which has tremendous support from local families and the localcommunity
  •  be part of a school that expands year-on-year giving you the chance to develop and grow as the school expands
  •  excellent support for new colleagues and a well established induction programme
  •  play a pivotal role on the future strategic development of the school through Key Stage Four
  •  develop and implement an exciting and ambitious curriculum, underpinned by high quality learning and teaching

It is possible to apply for more than one position.

The following positions are available for September 2017

Teacher of English
(Application Pack)

Teacher of Science
(Application Pack)


Closing date:
noon on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
Interviews:   Tuesday 25th April 2017

Download the teaching staff application from here (Teaching Staff Application Form)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. These appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS/CRB check.

About the school

Location: East Finchley, North London
Start date: September 2017
NOR: 600, rising to 750 by 2017
Age range: 11-16 (with a view to rise to 18)

What people say about our school:

“The behaviour of students is outstanding. There is a clear sense of the ‘Archer Way’ and students adopt those values in everything they do. Students demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning in lessons.” Ofsted, June 2015

“The richness of the academy’s curriculum is significant in relation to students’ progress. The diversity of subjects and themes, combined with skilled teaching, results in genuine challenge for students. This demanding curriculum encourages self-confident, assertive young people who are, largely, ambitious for their own success and that of their peers.” Ofsted, June 2015

“My overall impression is of care and consideration, sensitivity and high standards in every aspect.” Archer Academy parent, June 2016

“This is a “thinking school” as staff engage in a wide range of research before implementing practice.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016

“The school’s mission statement based on the “Archer Way” underpins all aspects of school life. It is most apparent in the outstanding range of enrichment activities that the school provides for its pupils who are developing a keen interest in learning.” Challenge Partners Review, December 2016