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“At the Copper Academy we strive for excellence and the importance of validation for our students.”

Department for Education and Ofsted

The Copper Academy is registered as a Specialist Independent school with the Department for education. As this we will be overseen by Ofsted and inspected regularly using the national framework for independent schools. This stringent set of standards are used to assess: administration of safeguarding; welfare and safety of students and staff; compliance with mainstream national curriculum; leadership, administration and management; plus suitability of building and resources.

Dfe registration Number: 878/6087

We are now please to be able to publish our most recent Ofsted report, where we are able to confirm that we are successfully meeting all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection

Newest Ofsted Inspection report 13.3.23

10271202 The Copper Academy 148630 Final PDF

Previous inspection reports.



Quotes from inspections.

  • leaders have ensured that all of the independent school standards are met.
    Safeguarding arrangements are secure, and leaders maintain a tenacious focus on the
    welfare of pupils.
  • Leaders have established clear timelines to quality assure the design of the curriculum
    and the quality of teaching and learning. Staff are dedicated to ensuring that pupils,
    many of whom have missed a lot of schooling in their previous settings, learn well and
    are prepared for life beyond school.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well. There are positive relationships
    between staff and pupils. Pupils like spending time together, both in lessons and
    during breaktimes. There is a calm and purposeful feel to the day. Pupils particularly
    enjoy learning about hair and beauty. They are keen and highly motivated to learn.
  • Pupils say that bullying is unlikely to occur due to the strong relationships and
    positive atmosphere in the school. Pupils learn about anti-bullying. Bullying is not
    tolerated. Pupils feel very happy and relaxed. Pupils say, ‘This is a friendly
    environment. You don’t have to worry about being judged here.’
  • The hair and beauty (specialist) curriculum is high quality. Teachers have expert subject knowledge and
    use exemplary resources and amenities to great effect. Practical sessions with clients
    help to recreate professional salon standards in the school. Teachers use assessment
    well to provide timely and helpful support for pupils. Leaders are dedicated to improving pupils’ reading.

Vocational Qualifications at The Copper Academy.

Hair and Beauty qualifications: Written by Emma Hosie in line with Industry requirements, Registered and accredited by ABT (Association of Beauty Therapists) No:1168 these Hair and Beauty qualifications lead to both level 2 mainstream courses or apprenticeships.

ABT accredited Entry Level Hair and Beauty Stylist diploma: Units to include Health and safety, Introduction to industry, Shampoo and conditioning, Women’s styling, Plaiting, Nail Art, Fashion and creative makeup, skincare.

ABT accredited Progressive level Hair and beauty Stylist: units to include Men’s styling, Setting Hair, Bridal to avante-garde Hair up, Gel Manicure, Nail extension diploma: Acrylic and Polygel. Micro bead Hair extension diploma.

OCN London: Level 1 in Early years development:

OCN London: Level 1 and 2 in Creative Art:

OCN London: Level 1 in professions in Animal care specialising in Equine: 


Maths Qualifications at The Copper Academy.

Covering the essential topics of whole number

OCN London: Entry level 1-3 in Mathematics:

Pearson Edexcel: Functional skills level 1 and 2 in Math’s. 


English Qualifications at The Copper Academy.

Covering PSHE, Humanities plus Sex education and relationships our English curriculum covers Handwritten communication in English, speaking and listening and reading.

OCN London: Entry level 1-3 in English.

Pearson Edexcel: Functional skills level 1-2 in English. 

Governors at The Copper Academy

Head Governor: Mrs Annie Little


Academic Performance report.

Academic performance report


Academy Policies.

Please find linked below the currently available company policies for The Copper Academy

Admission Policy 23

Anti bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy 2023

Bereavement Policy 23


Complaint Policy

Data Protection Policy 23

Equality and Diversity and Inclusion 23

Exclusion Policy 23

first aid policy 23

Health & Safety Policy

Menopause Policy 23

RSHA Policy 23


Safer Recruitment Policy 23


Mental Health Policy

Whistleblowing 23



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Contact us

Proprietor: Emma Hosie 

Contact address and number.

The Copper Academy
The Holsworthy Business and Training Centre
Western Road
EX22 6DH

Tel: 07779768661


Governors at The Copper Academy

Head Governor: Mrs Annie Little