Collegiate System

The collegiate system began at Cecil Jones Academy in January 2016. The benefits of such a system have long been acknowledged across a variety of educational institutions. Collegiate systems facilitate close-knit communities within the wider context of the educational setting. They also promote healthy competition, the meeting and mixing of students across different subject areas and the sharing of non-academic interests as well as a wide variety of activities and sport.

The college names are Apollo, Athena and Poseidon. The Academy felt that the symbolic representation should have a link with Pegasus. The winged horse has, since the conception of Cecil Jones been our logo. Pegasus is a symbol of protection and strength and brings inspiration to the lives of all encountered.

2017/18 Charities:

Each college has a charity assigned to them; the charity is chosen by student vote and changes every academic year. Throughout the year, students will take part in inter-college tournaments and extra-curricular activities to win college points raise money for their college charity.

Apollo - Southend Foodbank

Southend foodbank believe that nobody in our community should have to face going hungry. That's why they provide three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to Crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The TrussellTrust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Athena - Barnardo's

Barnardo's transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of their services, campaigning and research expertise. Barnardo's believe they can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.

Poseidon - Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won't give upuntil everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.