The Academy is organised into two Colleges – Attenborough and Seacole. They are names of inspirational leaders who have made a difference to society.
Each College provides pastoral care for approximately 75 students from each year group, led by the Head of College, who is supported by Assistant Heads of College, Heads of Key Stage and Pastoral Leads.
Students in Year 7 to 11 are placed in mixed ability but single year tutor groups and have dedicated tutor time each day where they follow our excellent pastoral curriculum. In Year 7 and 8 students are taught in College class sets, with all students accessing the same academic and pastoral curriculum.
Ebbsfleet Academy actively encourages the competitive element of inter-college competitions through termly events that are linked to all aspects of the Academy life.
David Attenborough College
David Attenborough is a broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author, who is well known for presenting many documentaries about the natural world. As a child, he was very interested in animals, and spent lots of time hunting for fossils. He went on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, and received his Master’s degree in 1947. He is a great communicator, educator and campaigner, and is one of the most travelled people in history, having visited every continent on Earth. He is the oldest person to have been to the North Pole, and has 10 species of plants and animals named after him. He has narrated many wildlife documentaries, such as “Life on Earth” and “Blue Planet.”
Mary Seacole College
Mary Seacole was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1805. Mary’s mother had an interest in herbal medicines, and passed this knowledge on to Mary. In 1850, Kingston was hit by a cholera epidemic, and Mary used herbal medicines to fight this disease, as well as an outbreak of yellow fever. Her fame as a nurse quickly grew, and she was soon carrying out operations on soldiers injured in war. When Mary heard about the cholera outbreak during the Crimean war, she wanted to help, and travelled to London. However, her help was refused. Undeterred, Mary used her own money to travel to Crimea and treated patients on the battlefield.