About the Academy

Global Academy aims to prepare young people for life in the Creative Media Industry. We are a unique school for Year 10 – Year 13 students specialising in the fast paced, ever expanding and exciting creative industry.

Our students run their own Radio and TV station working alongside the pros at Global. They also create their own events and learn how to pitch and promote their media products to some of the biggest consumer brands in the market. Students also create their own showreel of content and develop a host of contacts too, made during work experience or from our weekly Guest talks (g:talk). All this while achieving the academic qualifications needed to progress in life.

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Global Academy students work towards GCSE or Sixth Form qualifications, as well as learning all the hands-on skills needed to work in the Broadcast and Digital Media Industry. The Global Academy has state of the art industry equipment and strong connections to help you kick start your career. We are based at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes where EMI used to be based so we have a Media heritage associated with the Academy.

We want to give everyone a chance to study Broadcast and Digital Media and we are a non-selective school, catering for students of all abilities, and because we’re state-funded, there’ll be no fees to pay as you enjoy real-life learning with us.

Equality and inclusion is very important to us at Global Academy, 43% of our students come from ethnic minority communities and 60% are female.  We have students who also register themselves as non-binary and a large LGBT+ community. We’re a diverse school united by creativity, a love of content and a passion to create long lasting careers in the Creative Industries.

you feel it as soon as you walk in the door